Awareness cum input distribution programme for the fish farmers of Sikkim held at Gangtok, Sikkim
Gangtok, Sikkim, 11th June, 2024
The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CIFRI), Barrackpore, West Bengal in collaboration with Department of Fisheries (DoF), Govt. of Sikkim organized an awareness cum input distribution programme in Gangtok, Sikkim on 11 June, 2024. Inputs such as FRP tanks and accessories for starting up ornamental fisheries in the state were distributed among 52 beneficiaries in the 5(Gangtok, Soreng, Geyzing, Namchi and Mangan) districts of Sikkim under the SCSP and NEH programme of the institute.The programme was organized under the overall guidance of Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore; Ms. Roshni Rai, Secretary,DoF, Sikkim Guwahati and Mr. K. K. Shrestha, Director, DoF, Sikkim. The programme was attended by 50 participants including Director and Scientists from ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore; Secretary, DoF, Govt of Sikkim; Director and Joint Director, DoF, Sikkim; DoF officials from all the 5 districts and fish farmers of Sikkim.

The the day-long programme started with welcome address by Ms. N. Sharma, Scientist, ICAR-CIRI, RC, Guwahati. Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI in his welcoming speech explained the purpose of the programme and discussed about the importance of ornamental fisheries in the state. Ms. Roshni Rai, Secretary, DoF, Govt. of Sikkim appreciated ICAR-CIFRI for supporting ornamental fish farmers of the state and create awareness among the farmers how ornamental fisheries can be additional sources of income along with food fish farming. Sri Lobsang Tamang, Joint Director, DoF, Sikkim also expressed his gratitude to ICAR-CIFRI for supporting the ornamental fish farmers of Sikkim by giving inputs for ornamental fisheries start-up.

A technical session was conducted by the Scientists of ICAR-CIFRI for discussing ornamental fisheries setup, breeding of ornamental fishes and fish health management. The programme ended with a vote of thanks and input distribution of FRP tanks, ornamental fish seeds( Gold fish and Koi carps), fish feed and all necessary accessories for development of ornamental fisheries in Sikkim

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