ICAR-CIFE, Kolkata Centre extends help to the Fisheries Farmers of Sikkim

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28 March 2022, New Delhi: The ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Kolkata Centre organized the three-day Skill Development Programme on “Advances in Freshwater Aquaculture” under Tribal Sub Plan from 25th to 27th March, 2022. The programme was jointly organized in collaboration with the ICAR-Research Complex for North-Eastern Hills Region, Sikkim Centre, Tadong, Gangtok, ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, East Sikkim, Ranipool and Directorate of Fisheries, Government of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim.

The Chief Guest, Shri N. Jaswant Singh, I.F.S., Director, Directorate of Fisheries, Government of Sikkim underlined the different Government Schemes for the fisheries development in Sikkim. The need of the Recirculatory Aquaculture System and the Value-Added Fish Products from organic farming in the State was stressed by Shri Singh.

Dr. Ramgopal Laha, Principal Scientist & Joint Director, ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Sikkim Centre emphasized on the Fishery-based Integrated Farming System.

Shri C.S. Rai, Additional Director, Directorate of Fisheries, Government of Sikkim highlighted the major diseases and common problems of the fish culture in the State. The ways for the better management practices were also suggested by Dr. Rai.

The KVK also held the “Farmer’s-Scientists’-Interaction Session” during the occasion.

Around 12,000 Fingerlings of Amur Carp along with 1,540 Kg Fish Feed and 1,250 Kg Lime were distributed to the farmers during the programme.

The programme registered participation by 50 Farmers.

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