Eight fish farmers bestowed Hiralal Chowdhury Fish Farmers' Award by ICAR-CIFRI on National Fish Farmers' Day,2017

Last Updated on 10.07.2017

ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research institute celebrated National fish Farmers' Day on 10th July, 2017 at it's Head Quarter. The day is commemorated in remembrance of the revolutionary technology developed by Dr. Hiralal Choudhury, Scientist of this Institute. Welcoming the gathering, Dr. B.K Das said the epoch making technology have been evolved by Dr. Choudhury and Team have facilitated the blue revolution in the country. Mentioning the Platinum Jubilee Year of the institute Dr. B.K Das also informed that for last 70 years CIFRI is significantly contributing for generating dynamic knowledge base through interdisciplinary research and presently looking forward to work on major issues of natural resource management. Dr. P.Das, Former Director NBFGR emphasized upon the low-cost nutritive feed for the better production from the fish culture. He also stressed upon the species diversification and culture of small indigenous fishes for their nutritive value for human health. Mr. Ronald Sapa Tlau MP, Rajya Sabha, Mizoram and Chief Guest of the function addressed the farmers and congratulate the team CIFRI for immensely contributing in the major issues like conservation of natural resources, production enhancement of available waters etc. Mr. Sapa also stressed upon conservation and domestication of prized fish Hilsa can improve the socio-economic condition of the fishers and fish farmers. In the afternoon a Farmer-Scientist interaction meeting was organized and it was chaired by Swami Visvamayananda ji, Maharaj, Sargachi Ramakrishna Mission. In his address he praised the initiatives made by CIFRI for the development of poor women from minority community through Beel Fisheries Development. A bilingual CIFRI bulletin on awareness and sensitization initiative by ICAR-CIFRI by Dr. A. Sinha, Dr. A.Roy, Dr. B.K Das and Dr. B.P Mohanty and a bulletin on "Fisheries enhancement in reservoirs of MP with special emphasis on MSY" by Dr. A.K Das and Dr. Malay Naskar were released. An extension pamphlet on canal fisheries was also released on this special occasion. Around 100 fish farmers from various states, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam participated in the event. Eight fish farmers from different parts of India were awarded at the function. The awardees also shared their experience in fish farming with the scientists. Nets were distributed to the tribal farmers from Burdwan district of West Bengal. The scientist-farmer interaction session was organized on the day aiming at providing solution to the problems faced by the fishers and fish farmers.

Felicitation of farmer from Mayurbhanj District,Odisha

Nets were distributed to Tribal Fishers

Chief Guest is addressing the farmers

Farmer-Scientist Interact Meeting

Farmers from various States of India

Eight Best Farmers from States with the dignitaries