Fish farmers of Munger, Bihar trained on skill development for fisheries enhancement at ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore

Last Updated on 18.08.2017

Skill development for fisheries enhancement at ICAR-CIFRI

A 7-days training programme for the farmers of Munger District, Bihar was conducted from 11-17 August, 2017 at ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore. A total of 31 fish farmers including seven tribal fishers participated in the training programme. During the programme, Dr. B.K Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI emphasized on the importance of skill development of the farmers on various aspects of inland fisheries management to secure their livelihood. The module for the training was developed after interacting with the farmers and the suggestions received from the previous batches and refined accordingly. In Munger, there is perennial and seasonal water bodies including mauns and chaurs originated out of Ganga system with ample scope of livelihood improvement through development of inland fisheries in this district. Through this training programme, ICAR-CIFRI is aiming to develop the knowledge, skill and attitude of the farmers towards inland fisheries management. The programme is further targeted to strengthen the practical skill of the farmers for enhancing the fish production in open waters viz., mauns, chaurs, ponds & tanks etc. through field practicals, field exposure visits, demonstrations and class room sessions.

Workshop on "Assessment of water and soil quality parameters"

Last Updated on 15.08.2017

Inauguration of 5 days workshop on "Assessment of water and soil quality parameters"

A 5-days workshop on "Assessment of water and soil quality parameters" has been inaugurated by Dr. B.K Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI on 14 August, 2017 at ICAR-CIFRI Head Quarter, Barrackpore. A total of 21 candidates, including technical persons and research fellows of various externally funded projects both from head quarter and other regional centres/research stations of ICAR-CIFRI have taken part in the workshop. Dr. Das, while inaugurating the program, stressed on the need of training on basics of water and soil chemistry as sometimes it was found lacking in the scholars and the technical persons working in different laboratories. He told that now-a-days several commercial kits are available in the market and sometimes these kits do not give reproducible and reliable results. He emphasized on the role of CIFRI in monitoring those water testing kits for their accuracy in estimating quality parameters for farmers' benefit. He also stressed on the standardization and inclusion of methods suitable for covering different locations, both at micro and macro level, different sizes of water body and seasonal variations.

Model Training course on enclosure culture in inland open waters

Last Updated on 21.07.2017

Model Training course on enclosure culture in inland open waters

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