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ICAR- Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Dehradun, organised a Farmers’ training on fisheries technologies and opportunities in Uttarakhand today. The second batch of the training is scheduled from 14th-18th February 2024, sponsored by the Directorate of Uttarakhand State Fisheries Department, Dehradun, under the Department’s Tribal Sub-Plan scheme.


Dr. M. Madhu, Director of ICAR-IISWC, urged the farmer trainees to be proactive and engage with local government officials to understand various schemes and provisions that would benefit farmers and farming communities.

Dr. M. Muruganandam, Principal Scientist and Head (PME & KM) Unit, ICAR-IISWC, announced a series of training batches aimed at exposing Uttarakhand farmers to various fisheries, fish farming, integrated farming systems, and the association of natural resources and other farming sectors with fisheries resources.

Dr. R.K Singh, Head (Hydrology and Engineering Division), IISWC spoke about the importance of soil and water conservation in the sustenance of farming and livelihoods.

The program exposed the farmers to various farming technologies, field models, and systems, particularly fish farming, soil health management, and resource conservation.

A total of 50 farmer trainees from different Pithoragarh and Udam Singh Nagar, Districts of Uttarakhand participated in the training programme.

(Source:  ICAR- Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Dehradun)

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