Training programmes emphasised the breeding and seed production of indigenous carp and ornamental fishes
ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow is putting institutional efforts towards community empowerment through a participatory approach for the fish farmers especially women fish farmers of the remotely located villages in West Bengal.
The Institute has organised two capacity-building programmes in collaboration with ICAR-CISH KVK, Malda and Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Dhaanyaganga KVK, Sargachhi respectively under the STC and SCSP components for the skill training of ST and SC fish farmers.
Training programmes emphasised on the breeding and seed production of indigenous carp and ornamental fishes. The institute has established a carp seed production-cum- demonstration unit at Dhaanyaganga KVK, Sargachhi.
Dr. U.K. Sarkar, Director, ICAR-NBFGR urged the fish farmers for income generation through aquaculture and fisheries. He also emphasised a participatory approach to the conservation of regional fish biodiversity.
He also distributed the fishery inputs including FRP ornamental fish tanks to the fish farmers.
Swami Vishwamayananda, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Dhaanyaganga KVK, Sargachhi encouraged the farmers for augmenting livelihood through technology adoption in fisheries and aquaculture with the help of ICAR-NBFGR.