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Skill development training programme on modern fish farming methods held in Roing

The Kolkata Centre of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Nov 2021 4:59 AM GMT

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ROING: The Kolkata Centre of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lower Dibang Valley district organized a three-day skill development training programme on 'Modern Methods of Freshwater Aquaculture' at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Balek near here on Tuesday.

The training is being imparted to empower the tribal farmers of Arunachal Pradesh by imparting practical knowledge and skills. Jatan Pulu, a progressive fish farmer and national awardee from Yibuk village, participated as the chief guest and inaugurated the programme. He shared his experiences on traditional fish farming systems and urged the participant farmers to adopt scientific fish farming practices to enhance productivity and improve their livelihood.

Kime Janu (Fishery Officer), attending the programme as a special guest, briefed about various developmental schemes of The Fisheries Department of the state. She urged the participants to make use of beneficial schemes for utilization of water resources and enhancement of fish production.

Dr. Gouranga Biswas, Senior Scientist, ICAR-CIFE, Kolkata Centre delivered various classes as a resource person on composite fish culture, integrated fish farming methods, and fish health and disease management. He also suggested use of high value fish species in aquaculture for increasing return from existing farming systems.

Dr. Dilip Kumar Singh, Scientist, ICAR-CIFE, Kolkata Centre, as a resource person mainly covered the importance of farm made aquafeed utilizing locally available cheap feed ingredients to reduce the feed cost. He also practically demonstrated preparation of fish feed and analysis of water quality parameters, and recommended application of agricultural lime to reclaim the acidic soil and water of Lower Dibang Valley.

Dr. Deepanjali Deori, Senior Scientist and Head, KVK, Lower Dibang Valley said that this training would immensely benefit tribal fish farmers who lack knowledge on scientific fish farming to improve their livelihood by adopting modern methods of aquaculture.

Jimmy Maze, Subject Matter Specialist (Fishery Science), briefed about various activities and services of KVK for the benefit of farmers.

A total of 50 tribal fish farmers actively participated and received critical inputs for fish farming, such as fish feed, lime, live carp seeds and study materials from the organizers. The farmers shared their happiness on their skill development and receipt of aquaculture inputs which will help in the improvement of fish production of the district and the State.

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