From our Correspondent
TINSUKIA, March 21: “Soil and water qualities are two most important factors that determine health parameter of any water body and for successful fish farming,” observed Paramanda Chayengia, Chief Executive Councillor of Mising Autonomous Council, while delivering the iugural session of the two-day training programme under Tribal Sub Plan Initiatives on Soil and Water Quality Magement for Aquaculture System that concluded on Tuesday at DHSK College, Dibrugarh.
Organized under the aegis of Central Institute of Fisheries Education (ICAR), Mumbai and JEEVA-SURAKSHA, Sivasagar, in active collaboration of the Department of Fisheries, Government of Assam, a total of 70 participants, including State department officials and progressive farmers from different States of the Northeast, participated in the programme.
Dr Ranjita Bania, Fisheries Biologist and local co-orditor of the programme, appreciated the initiative taken by Dr Gopal Krish, Director ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai for development of the region. Dr BK Mahapatra, Principal Scientist, CIFE Kolkata Centre, highlighted the importance of soil and water quality for maximizing tural productivity in the form of phyto- and zoo-plankton production for well-being of fish. A booklet ‘Wetland shrinkage of Assam and the conservation needs’, written by Dr Ranjita Bania and her team was released in the iugural function.