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Skill Development Training Programme on Inland Fisheries Management in W. Bengal

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Under the blue revolution programme for the development of fisheries sector in the country, many states have reached close to self-sufficiency in fish production. Fish production has increased by 26 percent in the last four years.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare visited ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore.  Singh appreciated the work carried out by the institute and congratulated them for exceeding the revenue generation target and urged the scientific community to work hard to generate more revenue. He stressed on the need to doubling farmer’s income through effective implementation of fisheries technologies developed by this institute. 

The Union Agriculture Minister also inaugurated the skill development orientation training programme on “Inland Fisheries Management” for national service volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kendra, West Bengal.  Under this programme, one thousand volunteers are being skill trained on Inland fisheries. This programme is jointly organized by ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra, West Bengal. 

Dr. B. K. Das, Director briefed about the various research and extension activities carried by the institute towards enhancing income and livelihood of inland fishers in India. He  also informed him about the various technologies developed by this institute and its impact on increase in inland fish production from different parts of India. 

The meeting was also attended by Shri Navin Nayak, Director, Nehru Yuva Kendra, West Bengal, Sikkim, Andman & Nicobar Islands, senior officers of ICAR-CIFRI and Nehru Yuva Kendra, Kolkata and hundred fish farmers of West Bengal.

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