National Fish Farmers Day celebrated

National Fish Farmers Day celebrated

DIRANG, Jul 10: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, West Kameng celebrated the “Fish Farmers Day” on Tuesday at  Dirang and Sangti village under Dirang circle to educate the public about the importance of fish farming and contribution of fisheries in livelihood and nutritional security.

On this day, ‘Blue Revolution’ in India was started with the development of seed production technology at Angul in Odisha, through induced breeding (Hypophysation) by Prof Dr Hiralal Chaudhuri under the guidance of Dr KH Alikunhi. This pioneering work over the years has led to aqua-explosion in the country principally through quality major carp seed production and supplies to fish farmers for culture from hundreds of hatcheries that sprang in the country based on induced breeding technology.

During the technical session at both places, various aspects related to fish breeding and fish production technology and their role in doubling farmers’ income and suitable integration with horticultural/agricultural crop were discussed.

During the interaction and feedback session, the participants suggested the KVK to organize more such types of programmes in near future to update and refresh their knowledge.

Among others, Dr N D Singh, Senior Scientist and Head, KVK, West Kameng, Dr V K Mishra, Subject Matter Specialist (Fisheries), Dr N K Mishra, SMS (Agri Extension) and Pem Thinley, SMS (Agronomy), and Dr D Medhi, Sr Scientist and N Khochilu, Administrative Officer from National Research Centre on Yak were present on the occasion.

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