Training cum Mass Awareness programme for Tribal community of Sagar Island for Utilization of derelict open water for indigenous fish
The programme was presided by Dr. B.K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore. It was witnessed by Dr. B. P. Mohanty, Pr Scientist and Head FREM Division, ICAR-CIFRI, Dr. M.K.Bandyopadhyay, Principal Scientist and Nodal Officer, TSP, Dr. Archana Sinha, Principal Scientist and In-Charge ICAR- CIFRI, Kolkata Shri N. K. Jha, Administrative Officer, ICAR-CIFRI; Smt. Mala Sinha, Pradhan, Khas Ramkarer Char Panchayat Samiti, Smt. Anita Maity, Sabhapati, Sagar Panchyat Samity; Shri. Jagdish Chandra Barui, Joint BDO, Sagar; Shri Sukdev Nath, Secretary, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Society; Shri. Ashok Kumar Das, FEO, Sagar, Department of Fisheries, W.B.; Shri. Kanai Hembram, President, Adivasi Sangha , Khas Ramkarer Char. A total of 12 nos. Cast nets, 2 nos. drag nets, nets & rope for fencing the water bodies and one 5 HP water pump were distributed by the institute to the beneficiaries. Tribal community presented traditional dance to welcome the guests. A total of 250 farmers participated out of which 150 were tribal women farmers. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Archana Sinha, Principal Scientist and Officer-In-Charge, ICAR-CIFRI, Kolkata Centre.