Bihar farmers trained on Inland Fisheries Management

A training programme was conducted for the farmers of Saran District, Bihar on Inland Fisheries Management during 22-28th August, 2016. The training was inaugurated by Dr. B.K. Das, Director, CIFRI on 22nd August, 2016. During inauguration programme, Dr. Das, Director, CIFRI gave an overview on the management measures for inland fisheries resources. After need assessment the training curriculum was designed and classroom as well as field level demonstrations were organized. They were exposed to pen culture in Akaipur Beel, North 24 Pagana and Kalyani farm of ICAR- CIFA.


An exposure visit to ornamental fish market as well as waste water fisheries in East Kolkata wetlands was also organized by ICAR-CIFRI. The module was also aimed to increase the capacity of the farmers on inland fisheries production. The valedictory programme was presided over by Dr. B.K. Das, Director, CIFRI and he requested the farmers to implement the skill they developed during this training. Dr. B.K Das also emphasized to strengthen the fishermen cooperative societies in that district to develop Chaur fisheries on collective basis. A feedback session was also conducted and all most 90% of the farmers expressed very high level of satisfaction from this skill development programme. This training programme was coordinated by Dr. Aparna Roy, Scientist, Extension and Training Cell, CIFRI. The training programme was ended up with vote of thanks by Mr. Ganesh Chandra, co-coordinator of the training programme.