Training programme for skill development to farmers of Araria, Bihar was inaugurated at ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore
A 7-days training programme for the farmers from Araria District, Bihar is inaugurated by Dr. B.K Das, Director, CIFRI on 17 Nov, 2016 at ICAR-CIFRI Head Quarter, Barrackpore. A total of 26 fishers including four tribal fishermen took part in the programme. While inaugurating the programme, Dr. B.K Das emphasized on the needs of skill development of the farmers on various facets of inland fisheries management to eradicate malnutrition in rural India and secure their livelihood. The training module was framed after interacting with the farmers and the feedback received from the previous batches which refined accordingly. In Araria District, there are perennial and seasonal water bodies while mauns and chaurs are limited. So, there is an ample scope of livelihood improvement through development of inland fisheries in this district. In this training programme, ICAR-CIFRI is aiming at developing knowledge gap, skill and attitude of the farmers towards inland fisheries management. The programme is also targeted to strengthen the practical skills of the farmers for enhancing the fish production in open waters including. ponds & tanks, through on-field exposure visits and field demonstrations besides class room sessions. Dr. U. K. Sarkar, Head, RWF Division interacted with the farmers and gave an overview of inland fisheries management. The training programme is coordinated by Dr. A.K Das, I/C E & T Cell and Co-coordinated by Dr. Aparna Roy and Mr. Raju Baitha.
Technology driven knowledge up-gradation programme for farmers of Assam & Tripura under Tata trust was inaugurated at ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore
A 3-days training programme for the fish farmers from Assam & Tripura under Tatatrust, a reputed NGO of Tata-Networks has been inaugurated by Dr. B.K Das, Director, CIFRI on 15th Nov, 2016 at ICAR-CIFRI Head Quarter, Barrackpore. A total of 13 tribal fish farmers participated in this training programme. Dr. B.K Das, while welcoming the farmers during inaugural session, emphasized on the importance of inland fisheries management to secure their life & livelihood. The training modules covered on-field exposure visits, field demonstrations and in-house class interactions with the scientists of ICAR-CIFRI. The interactive sessions involved the present aspects of inland open water fisheries and problems faced by the local fishers. There are perennial and seasonal water bodies including rivers, canals and beels where fisheries enhancement could be made following sustainable management practices prioritising stock enhancement program mostly.