ICAR-CIFRI establishes Ornamental Fish Units for Tribal Women

26 - 27 February, 2021

The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata organized the Awareness-cum-Demonstration Programmes at Risia Nilagiri Village in Balasore District and Chakuli, Damana Village in Bhubaneswar, Odisha for the Tribal Women under Tribal Sub Plan Programme on 26th and 27th February, 2021. To empower the tribal women and make them self-employed by providing alternative sources of income, the Institute initiated to develop an Ornamental Unit in the tribal villages of Odisha.


In his address, Dr. B.K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore, Kolkata highlighted the importance and opportunity of the ornamental fish culture. Dr. Das also distributed 50 Ornamental Fish Units in both the villages (35 Units in Rishia, Nilagiri Village and 15 Units in Chakuli, Damana Village) to the tribal beneficiaries.

The women from both the villages were trained on Ornamental Fish keeping and breeding to strengthen the theoretical and practical skills for ornamental fish culture at the Institute prior to the establishment of the Unit.

The programme was jointly organized by the ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore, Kolkata and the Rotary Club of Ekamra Kshetra and Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar Royal, Odisha.

(Source: ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata)