On New Years eve, a group of thirty five (35) B.F.Sc students (23 nos, 3 rd Year, CoF, Kamdhenu
University, Chhattishgarh & 12 nos, 4 th year, CoF, GADVASU, Ludhiana) are on edu-exposure visit to
ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore on 1st January, 2018. Dr. B. K Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore, while
addressing the students during inaugural session of the day-long interactive session and visits in different
laboratories and field based training, emphasized on the importance of inland fisheries management to
ensure the life & livelihood of vast rural mass to eradicate mal nutrition with which India is suffering India
targeting Second Blue Revolution which is way ahead including doubling fish farmers income during
2022. The training modules covered on-field exposure visits, field demonstrations and in-house class
interactions with the scientists of ICAR-CIFRI. The interactive sessions involved the present aspects of
inland open water fisheries and problems faced by the local fishers. The students were also engrossed
during discussion session with the Scientists of CIFRI in a more proactive way including group discussion.
The support extended by CIFRI library was mention-worthy in this regard. The knowledge gap in regard
to delineation of inland water bodies through GIS platform, limno-chemistry of sediment & water, ecology
& fisheries of rivers & estuarine ecosystem, enhancement of fisheries in reservoirs and wetlands. Such
training program would be of immense help in developing future road map for the students and fixing their
target to be achieved in coming future through concerted effort & endeavour.