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An Educational trip was conducted for 80 students of B.Sc. Zoology and Allied Zoology (B.Sc. Botany & Chemistry) of Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Maha Vidyalaya Port Blair along with 3 faculties to learn about the on the ongoing Fish based & Animal Science field activities at Garacharma Research Complex of ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair on 28th March 2023.

Dr. K. Saravanan & Shri. J. Praveenraj, Scientists jointly dwelt in length on the freshwater ornamental fishes, freshwater carps, fish pond with its management, fish nutrition, health management, breeding and hatching hapa. Dr. P. A. Bala, Senior Scientist, Animal Science Division showcased and explained about the cattle farm, fodder block, goat, poultry and feed mill along with overall management of Animal Husbandary.

The students expressed their happiness on the knowledge gained during exposure visit to ICAR-CIARI and interaction with the team of Scientists. They also showed interest in seeing the other research activities during the future visit.

Earlier Dr. S.K. Zamir Ahmed, Principal Scientist & Head I/c Fisheries Science Division welcomed and introduced the Institute and its role in furthering agriculture in these Islands. Beside he stressed on to take advantage of their visit to the premier Institute and interact with Scientists to gain confidence and also build up an urge towards scientific temperament.

The visit was coordinated by the team, comprising of Dr. S. K. Zamir Ahmed, Principal Scientist & Head I/C FSD, Shri. D. Karunakaran, Scientist along with Smt. Asma Bibi Technical Assistant, Shri Ali Akbar Technician, Mr. Amit Roy & Mr. M. Saravanan under the plan & guidance of Dr. Eaknath B Chakurkar, Director, ICAR- CIARI, Port Blair.

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