Brainstorming meeting on inter-institutional collaboration between ICAR-VIPKAS and ICAR-DCFR
23rd January 2023, Almora
A Brainstorming meeting was organized to explore the possibilities of research collaboration between ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora and ICAR- Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal at ICAR-VPKAS, Almora today. The main objective of the meeting was to discuss the possibility of using Quality Protein Maize (QPM) developed by ICAR-VIPKAS as a fish feed ingredient..
Dr Lakshmi Kant, Director ICAR-VPKAS, highlighted the work done at the institute with special reference to QPM. He also emphasized that the basic idea is to look for the possibility of QPM could be used as an ingredient in fish feed and if it could affect any improvement in fish.
Dr. Pramod Kumar Pandey, Director ICAR-DCFR highlighted the importance of fish in the economy. He emphasized looking into the possibility of replacing a portion of costly ingredients with QPM.
Dr. R. K. Khulbe, Maize Breeder, ICAR-VPKAS briefed on Quality Protein Maize (QPM) and the possibilities of the use of QPM maize as a fish feed ingredient.
ICAR-VPKAS, Almora will provide 10 kg of QPM seed along with proximate and other quality parameters to DCFR, Bhimtal. QPM seed powder will be used in fish feed formulation and the initial phenotype of QPM fed fish will be done by DCFR Bhimtal.
Scientists from both Institute’s participated in the meeting.
(Source: ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora)