SC Community of remote Sundarbans empowered for Ornamental Fish Culture

7 - 8 February, 2020, West Bengal

The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata organized the capacity building and knowledge strengthening through hands-on-training to the SC communities of remote islands of Sundarbans under Schedule Caste Sub Plan Programme on Ornamental Fish Culture” practices at Amtoli and Kachukhali in remote Sundarbans, West Bengal from 7th to 8th February, 2020.

SC Community of remote Sundarbans empowered for Ornamental Fish Culture  SC Community of remote Sundarbans empowered for Ornamental Fish Culture

In his inaugural address, Dr. B.K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI urged the fishers to come forward for adopting the noble activities that will empower them in earning additional livelihood and also make them stress free in their day-to-day lives.

Around 70 beneficiaries in two remote islands were distributed the Ornamental Fish Culture accessories like - FRP tanks, pumps, aerators, nets, cover nets, chemicals, aerator stones including fish seeds and feeds. They were also imparted with the live demonstration, hands-on-training in their homestead ground to utilize the accessories and the ways to overcome untoward situations with respect to water quality deterioration or stocked fish health, if any.

A total of 100 fishers, mostly, women fishers actively participated in the programme.

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