CIFRI Organised Awareness Programme on conserving depleting fish species of River Ganga

Last Updated on 02.08.2017



Awareness Programme on Conserving Depleting fish species of River Ganga was organised by ICAR-CIFRI, Regional Centre, Allahabad on 1st August 2017 under National Mission for Clean Ganga project to restore and conserve the depleting fish species. Shri Jai Prakash Nishad, Honourable Minister of State, Animal Husbandry and Fishery, Government of Uttar Pradesh inaugurated the programme with lighting of the lamp. In his welcome address Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI briefed about the component of NMCG project allotted to ICAR-CIFRI. He stressed that ranching of all the important depleting fish species is scheduled to be done in the entire stretch of the Ganga River. In his address Honourable Minister emphasised on the importance of Ganga River and its biodiversity. He expressed great concern on low recruitment of fishes, over fishing of brooder stock during the breeding season and over fishing of the fingerling during rainy season which hampers the fish biodiversity and finally affecting the livelihood of fishermen community. As part of ranching programme fingerlings of Rohu, Catla and Mrigal species were released in Ganga by chief guest. On this occasions, Professor, Scientists and officials from Allahabad University, WII, FRI, Forest Department,Uttrar Pradesh, Fisheries Department Uttrar Pradesh, Ganga VicharManch, NGOs were present and expressed their opinion. They suggested measures to reduce pollution and to increase the fishes in the river. The event was attended by the students of Allahabad university, fishers of nearby villages, fish traders of Sadiapur, Daraganj & Mehdauri and local people living on the bank of the Ganga and Yamuna. While concluding the session Dr. R. S. Shrivastava, Head of the centre, stressed on the issues relating to Namami Gange program focusing on conservation and restoration of biodiversity. One publication "Ganga Ko Aviral Bahne Do" as a guiding principle to restore Ganga and livelihood of fishermen community was released by the Honourable Minister.




Fingerlings of Rohu, Catla and Mrigal were released in Ganga as part of ranching programme

Shri Jai Prakash Nishad, Honourable Minister of State, Animal Husbandry and Fishery, Government of Uttar Pradesh addressing audience

Awareness Programme on conserving depleting fish species of River Ganga

Awareness Programme on conserving depleting fish species of River Ganga