CIFRI Pen HDPE Technology in Odisha Reservoirs to improve fishers income

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore and Directorate of Fisheries, Government of Odisha for installation of CIFRI Pen HDPE technology in various reservoirs of Odisha state. 

Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore and Shri P. K. Senapati IAS, Director, Directorate of Fisheries, Odisha have signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. 

The ICAR-CIFRI developed CIFRI PEN HDPE technology will be installed in 100 ha of reservoirs for in-situ quality fish fingerlings production and table fish production in different parts of Odisha including naxal affected districts of Navrangpur and Malkangiri. 

Adoption of this technology will boost quality of fish fingerlings availability in these reservoirs and boosting the fish production and productivity from these reservoirs and in a long run improve the livelihood of the fishers of Odisha. The other reservoirs where this technology is going to be installed are in Cuttak, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Khandmal, Koraput, Nuapada, Rayagada, Bargarh, Bolangir, Dhenkanal, Kendujhar, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and Sundargarh Districts.

The CIFRI PEN HDPE technology was developed for in-situ quality fish fingerling (seed) and table fish production in wetlands and reservoirs. The technology was commercialized and licensed to M/s M. R. Aquatech, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. 


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