Animal Husbandry

22 Lakhs Fish Seed Ranched in Different Depleted Stretches of River Ganga

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata celebrated the 71st Republic Day marked by a ranching programme by releasing 50,000 of fingerlings of Indian Major Craps in the River Ganga at Gandhi Ghat, Barrackpore.

Briefing about the ongoing degrading situation of the holy river, the Guest of Honor, Deepankar Bhattacharya, I.P.S., DIG, Vivekananda State Police Academy urged the local people for initiating an active coordination to make the Ganga clean.

Dr. B.K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI and Principal Investigator, ICAR-CIFRI-NMCG Project highlighted the present project activities and need of ranching in the river Ganga. The fingerlings were produced by artificial breeding of Gangetic carp brooders.

]The fishermen and other stakeholders were distributed the awareness materials in Hindi, Bangla and English.

The ICAR-CIFRI ranched more than 22 lakhs of fish seed in the different depleted stretches of river Ganga covering four states.

The main objective of the programme was to sustain and conserve the biodiversity in the river under the Namami Gange Programme.

More than 150 senior officials from VSPA, NMCG project staffs and ICAR-CIFRI members were present during the river ranching programme.

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