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ICAR-CIBA inks MoU with Guwahati University for collaborative research on aquaculture

The MoU aims to implement Livelihood Business Incubators for youth and farmers in the North- East region of India under ASPIRE scheme of MSME, Govt. of India.

ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Aquaculture & Biodiversity Centre, University of Guwahati, Assam for collaborative research on aquaculture and the implementation of Livelihood Business Incubators for youth and farmers in the North East region of India under ASPIRE scheme of MSME, Govt. of India.

Dr Hemanth Kumar Nath, Registrar, Guwahati University, and Dr. Kuldeep K. Lal, Director, ICAR-CIBA, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective institutes. Dr Lal highlighted the importance of the MoU and ICAR-CIBA’s consultancy services in feed formulation, processing technology, fish value-added product development, and Plankton plus production. He emphasized these initiatives will assist farmers and entrepreneurs in developing and implementing technology as a business model.

Dr Nath highlighted the University’s achievements and the significance of signing the MoU, stating that the research findings will be translated into business opportunities to assist farmers and entrepreneurs in India.

Later, Prof. Pratap Jyoti Handique, Vice-Chancellor, Guwahati University, and Dr. Kuldeep K. Lal Director, ICAR-CIBA discussed taking forward this MoU to catalyse the realistic changes in the aquaculture sector by leveraging the expertise, resources, and innovation. The officials from Guwahati University and scientists from ICAR-CIBA attended the function.

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