ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore conducted skill development programme for Sitamarhi farmers of Bihar

Last Updated on 07.07.2017



A seven-days training programme for the farmers of Sitamarhi District, Bihar has been conducted from 30 June to 06 July, 2017 at ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore. A total of 30 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 the 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 Sitamarhi District, there are perennial and seasonal water bodies including mauns and chaurs 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. During valedictory programme, Dr. B. K. Das urged the farmers to come forward as to utilize the knowledge gained during the training periods at CIFRI in their respective water bodies and provide feedback to CFRI if they face any problem in the field while enhancing fisheries in this sector. The training programme is coordinated by Dr. A.K Das, I/C E & T Cell and Co-coordinated by Dr. Aparna Roy and Mr. Mitesh Ramteke.




Training programme for the farmers of Sitamarhi District, Bihar

Training programme for the farmers of Sitamarhi District, Bihar