30th May 2018, Sarmoli, Pithoragarh
ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal demonstrated culture of rainbow trout in the remote tribal village Sarmoli in Munsyari, Distt. Pithoragarh, Uttarakhandtoday to establish rainbow trout farming for the first time in the region for the underprivileged tribal farmers.
Rainbow trout raceways and eyed ova house established by this Directorate was inaugurated on the occasion by Shri C.Ravishankar, IAS, District Magistrate, Pithoragarh in presence of Smt.TaraPangtey, Sh.SriramDharamsaktu and other distinguished persons and social workers of the region.
More than 200 farmers including women self help group from Munsyari and Dharchula took part in the programme and acquired practical hands on training on trout farming.
Dr. Debajit Sarma, Director (Act.), ICAR-DCFR, Bhimtal explained the trout farming activities and opined that adoption of trout fish farming in such a remote hilly region will increase the fish production in the state which in turn will improve the socioeconomic status of the rural tribal people inhabiting in the upland region.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal)