Farmer’s Training programme

A daylong training cum fish seed distribution programme with the theme “Enhancing fish production through distribution of quality fish Seeds to the fish farmers of Ri-Bhoi Dist. Meghalaya” was organized by Division of Fisheries, ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Umiam, on 23rd August, 2018 at Umniuh khwan – a fishing Village near the Umiam under the TSP project in collaboration with the Ribhoi Fish farmer’s association.

Dr. J. K. Jena, the honourable Deputy Director General for Fisheries and Animal Science, ICAR New Delhi, graced the occasion as Chief Guest and distributed the quality fish seeds of indigenous cultivable fish species to a group of 75 progressive farmers and fishing community for fish farming and open ranching in the Umiam Lake. In his speech, he encouraged the farmers to produce fish seeds for enhancing fish production in the locality. Dr. N.Prakash, Director of ICAR Research complex for NEH Region, Umiam in his speech stressed on scientific fish farming to improve the production. Dr. S.K.Das Principal scientist and Head of  Division of Fisheries of the institute spoke on the importance of quality fish seed production of appropriate fish species for enhancing fish production of the state . The Nodal officer of TSP of the Institute Dr. S. Hazarika PS & head ( NRM Division) highlighted the important activities of the TSP while Mr. S,Gojendro Singh, Scientist (Fisheries)  trained the farmers on sustainable management of Umiam lake and offered vote of thanks.