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COF-Biotech KISAN organizes training for women fish farmers


By TC News Desk

Agartala, August 16, 2022: The department of Biotechnology, government of India sponsored Biotech-KISAN Project was implemented by College of Fisheries, CAU (Imphal), Lembucherra for demonstration of technologies for Pabda and Minor carp breeding and culture in four districts of Tripura.

Under this programme a 5-day training programme for the women fish farmers of West Tripura District was organized during August 08 to 12 last. The training programme was attended by 29 nos. women fish farmers from 4 villages under West Tripura District (South Taranaga, Laxmilunga, Taltala and Satdubia). 

The Chief Guest Loken Das, General Manager of NABARD in Agartala addressed the gathering during valedictory session and explained the importance of women’s involvement in fisheries sectors. Prof Ratan Kumar Saha, Dean, of the college emphasized on improving fish farmers’ income in general and in specific through specially designed program on fish breeding and seed production and also the involvement of the college in the development of fisheries sector.

In his welcome address, Prof. Sagar Chandra Mandal, Principal Investigator (PI) of the project and Coordinator of the training explained details of the project. Dr Janmejay Parhi Co-ordinator of the training and Co-PI of the project explained the motto of including women farmers in the inaugural function.

Dr Gusheinzed Waikhom, Associate Professor and Co-PI of the Project extended vote of thanks. After completion of the training, certificates, training manual, training calendar, along with fish feed and seeds of minor carps and Pabda fish were distributed among the fish farmers.

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