Krishak Sammelan (Kisan Goshti) held at Babpur, 24 Parganas (N), West Bengal
Dr. B. K. Das, Director ICAR-CIFRI in his welcome remarks on the inaugural day emphasized the need of such rural fair to provide a platform to interact the farming community of rural sector with social workers, legal advisories and scientists for all round development of the rural economy. He encouraged the farmers to adopt new technologies in the respective field of agriculture, fisheries and allied aspects to support rural livelihood to a more dignified way. Dr. B.K. Behera, Principal Scientist of CIFRI elaborated the importance of fish farming along with other agriculture activities (grain & vegetable production including animal husbandry) for economic growth and livelihood support in this sector. He urged the members of WSHG to come forward by involving them actively in fish farming, farming of small indigenous fishes and ornamental fish husbandry to improve nutritional security to rural people.
ICAR-CIFRI Team with able leadership extended by the Director and well coordinated by Dr. A. K. Das, In-charge E&T Cell successfully organized the Kisan Goshti. Such type of interactive programs will be of immense help in strengthening knowledge and put forward for capacity building to the rural farming community in a modest way. The programme was ended with the National Anthem.