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Tribal Sub-Plan Programme of ICAR-CIFA Launched in Koraput District, Odisha

ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with the State Fisheries Department, Koraput and Pragati, Koraput launched the Tribal Sub-Plan Program for freshwater aquaculture development at Tribal Museum Campus, Koraput.

Shri Gadadhar Parida, Ex-Collector of Koraput and Secretary, Sabara Srikhetra, Koraput launched the TSP programme. He urged all the functionaries to work hand in hand to make the TSP programme successful in the district.

Dr (Mrs) K.D. Mohapatra, Principal Scientist and Director’s Representative, ICAR-CIFA, in her presidential address highlighted the role of fish culture for livelihood development and nutritional security of tribal population of the country and being the cheap animal protein source, fish should be included in the food menu of all. She emphasized on the involvement of women in aquaculture by which they can be more empowered.

Dr. B.C. Mohapatra, Principal Scientist and Chairman, TSP, ICAR-CIFA highlighted the role of the institute in demonstrating the freshwater aquaculture technologies to the selected tribal population of the country as a whole and Koraput District in particular.

Pond water quality analysis camp was organized on the occasion and immediate advises on pond management were provided. An interaction meet was conducted among the scientists–farmers–other institutions on aquaculture and related issues. Publication on “Freshwater carp breeding and culture” and “Yearly aquaculture crop calendar” in Odia language were released in this function.

Total 500 participants, including tribal farmers, Self Help Groups, line department functionaries, financial institutions, scientists, press and media took part in the meet.

Source:ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture

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