ICAR-CIFRI Celebrated National Fish Farmers Day, 2016
The Chief Guest, Prof. Purnendu Biswas, in his address emphasized that, State Government, ICAR - CIFRI, Universities, Entrepreneurs and Fish farmers need to join hands for judicious utilization of the resources for the development of Fisheries Sector. He called for more interaction between innovative farmers of different States. Sri Silbhadra Dutta, emphasized on more collaborative work through Centre-State coordination for farmers' welfare and bringing research findings to for farmers field. Addressing the gathering, CIFRI Director (Acting) Dr. V. R. Suresh said that, scientists of CIFRI are striving for developing sustainable open water fisheries management in the country.
He informed that CIFRI has organized capacity building programmes for about 500 farmers from various states of India viz. Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Jharkhad, etc during, 2015-16.The programme ended with vote of thanks by Dr. A.K. Das, Principal Scientist and I/C Extension and Training Cell, CIFRI.