Skill Development Training for Fish Farmers of Samastipur, Bihar
The skill development program curriculum was designed after need assessment of the fish farmers, and includes both theoretical as well as practical learning exercise. The fish farmers were exposed to various technologies viz. floodplain wetland fisheries management at Akaipur Beel; induced breeding and freshwater aquaculture at Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Regional Center, Kalyani. They were also exposed to Sewage based fisheries at East Kolkata wetland. A feedback session was also conducted and around 85% of the farmers expressed very high level of satisfaction from this skill development program.
Twenty eight fish farmers including two fisher women of six blocks of Samastipur district of Bihar participated in this skill development training program.