Fish farmers urged to adopt modern technologies

 DIBRUGARH, March 7 – A two-day North-east Aqua Professional Meet-cum-National Workshop on recent developments in aquaculture concluded yesterday at DHSK College here.The programme was organised by Jeeva Suraksha, Assam, a non-government organisation under the leadership of ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA) with an aim to impart knowledge on recent developments in aquaculture and to popularise advanced technologies among the fish farmers, entrepreneurs and aqua professionals of the region. The programme was held in collaboration with Department of Fisheries, Government of Assam and IQAC and DHSK College.

The programme was inaugurated by Laya Madduri, Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh. Over 150 participants comprising college teachers, university teachers, state department officials, progressive farmers, students, bankers, policy-makers and NGO members attended the workshop.

Dr Saroj K Swain, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIFA highlighted few advanced technologies like integrated farming, multi-cropping farming system for doubling the income of the farmers. Dr P P Chakrabarti, Principal Scientist and Chairman, NEH Programme, ICAR-CIFA briefed about the technologies developed by CIFA and various activities of the institute for promotion of aquaculture in the North-east in general and Assam in particular. The scientists also appealed to the farmers to adopt modern technologies in order to boost production.

Lipi Deori, DDM, NABARD also delivered different NFDB activities for horizontal and vertical expansion of aquaculture in the state.  Sashi Kanta Saikia, Principal, DHSK college, also addressed the gathering. A booklet on ‘Ornamental Channa Species of NE’ was released by DC, during the programme.

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