ICAR-CIFRI organized Skill Development Program for Livelihood Improvement

ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute organized skill development program for livelihood improvement for farmers of Saharsa district of Bihar at Barrackpore, West Bengal.The seven days skill development program from 17-24 September 2016 was designed to develop farmers’ knowledge as well as skills on inland fisheries management. The program was further targeted to strengthen the practical skill of farmers for enhancing fish production in open waters viz. mauns, chaurs, ponds, tanks etc. through field practical, field exposure visits, demonstrations and class room sessions.


During valedictory session, Dr. B.K. Das, Director, CIFRI emphasized on participatory management for managing inland open water resources like mauns, chaurs etc., in a effective way. He requested the fish farmers to implement the skills they will develop during the training program at their farm/water bodies in Bihar. Dr. V. R. Suresh, Head REF division; Dr. B. P. Mohanty, Head FREM division and Dr. U. K. Sarkar, Head RWF division interacted with the fish farmers and gave an overview on inland fisheries management. A feedback session was also conducted and 84% of farmers expressed very high satisfaction from this skill development program.


Twenty seven fish farmers of Saharsa district of Bihar participated in this skill development program. Dr. A. K. Das, Ganesh Chandra and Dr. (Ms) Aparna Roy were Coordinators of this skill development program.