17th March, 2020, Barrackpore, Kolkata
The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata celebrated its 74th Foundation Day today.
The Chief Guest, Dr. (Smt.) Vijayalakshmi Saxena, General President, Indian Science Congress urged everyone to be a part of the 108th Indian Science Congress to be held at Pune from 3rd to 7th January, 2021. She stressed that ranching efforts will pave the way for improved fish diversity in river Ganga.
The Guest of Honor, Dr. Ashok Kumar Saxena, Former President, Indian Science Congress Association applauded the scientists for creating awareness among the farmers for Second Green Revolution and doubling the farmers’ income through enhancing the fish production.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. B.K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI highlighted about the pioneering role played by the Institute in ushering fisheries and aquaculture revolution and subsequent developments in fisheries in the country though its research and technology development. This has enabled the country to enhance the fish production by 10 times since 1950-51, thus making a visible impact on the national food and nutritional security.
Dr. U.K. Sarkar, HOD, Reservoir and Wetland Fisheries Division, ICAR-CIFRI stated that the Institute made possible the successful breeding of major carps induced by injection of pituitary gland hormones. It was an epoch making breakthrough in the annals of Indian Inland Fisheries Research. He also underlined about the development of relevant guidelines by the Institute for sustainable management of Inland Fisheries management.
Dr. Jivan Mitra, HOD, ICAR-CRIJAF, Nilganj highlighted about the support being provided by the Institute to the society through culture-based fisheries in open water bodies.
The dignitaries released two Publications namely - “Euryhaline fishes of river Ganga” and Hindi magazine “Nilanjali” during the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata)