Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Awareness & training on ‘integrated fish farming’ culminates

A two-day awareness-cum-training programme on “integrated fish farming” under North Eastern Hill Region (NEH) programme organised by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai in association with ICAR Nagaland Centre concluded on March 25.
A press release by ICAR Nagaland informed that, principal scientist, ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai and coordinator of the programme, Dr. Rupam Sharma highlighted the objectives and genesis of undertaking the programme. He gave an insight of the recent technological development in fisheries sector and the need to adopt such technologies for boosting aquaculture production in the state.
In a brief speech, joint director of ICAR Nagaland Centre, Dr. Homeswar Kalita explained the need for convergence of various agricultural components in integrated farming system model to achieve sustainable development.
He also highlighted that the state has tremendous potential for development of fisheries sector and urged the people to come forward and harness the resources judiciously to improve production.
The resource persons for the training were Sr. scientist, CIFE, Dr. A K Verma; scientist, ICAR Nagaland centre, Dr Mahak Singh; i/c Head, KVK Wokha, Dr Moaakum Sangtam and chief technical officer, ICAR Nagaland Centre, Dr. L J Bordoloi.
Altogether 15 farmers from Wokha district participated in the training programme. The trainees were also taken for exposure visit to fish seed production unit and fish farm in Dimapur district to enhance knowledge on seed production and fish pond management, and an input distribution programme was also organized.

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