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ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar, Odisha organized a capacity building programme for farmers of Nagaland on scientific aquaculture as a part of celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav under NEH programme. The event was organized to improve the aquaculture productivity in the state of Nagaland by enriching the farmers with knowhow on recent developments in freshwater aquaculture technologies. The event was attended by more than seventy participants including Scientists, extension officials, and farmers of different districts of Nagaland.

During inauguration of the programme, Dr Pramoda Kumar Sahoo, Director of ICARCIFA suggested adopting the recent technologies in freshwater aquaculture so as to improve the present aquaculture productivity of Nagaland. He emphasized upon advances in Scientific Aquaculture technologies with special references to Fish health management. Shri Rongsennungba, Director of Fisheries, Nagaland highlighted the need for interventions of the technologies developed by research institutes such as ICAR-CIFA for maximizing the aquaculture production and income of the people of Nagaland.

In the technical session, Dr P P Chakrabarty, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIFA presented elaborately the principles and practices of Scientific Aquaculture management in Nursery, rearing and culture ponds. For increasing the income of people of Nagaland, Dr Saroj Kumar Swain, Principal Scientist gave a presentation on breeding & culture of indigenous ornamental fishes. To improve the yield and income of fish farmers of Nagaland, Dr C K Misra discussed integrated fish farming technology. During technical session documentary films on ornamental fish breeding and culture, and magur breeding and culture were showcased amongst the participants. The event was coordinated by Dr S K Swain, Dr P P Chakrabarty & Dr C K Misra, Principal Scientist of ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar.

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