CIFA organizes training programme on “Portable FRP Carp Hatchery Installation and Operation”
BHUBANESWAR: A three day training programme on “Portable FRP Carp Hatchery Installation and Operation” was organized by Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) here from Friday. Inaugurating the training programme Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister, Industries, School and Mass Education Govt. of Odissa appreciated the role played by FRP hatchery in popularization of fish culture and development of quality seed production centres across the country.
This is the third training programme where the farmers, trainers, state officials and subject matter specialists of KVKS are participating. More than 35 participants from different states of the country are participating in this training programme. The programme has been organised to provide advanced knowledge, skill and technique of fish seed production using portable hatchery technology.
The technology received a wide recognition across the country as evidenced from the 12th plan proposal of government of India, in which, all the KVKs of the country having expertise in fisheries will be given hatcheries by Government of India fund to produce seed in the districts. By now more than 300 units of the hatchery have been sent to 26 states of the country.
In a single operation it produces 1 to 1.2 million fish seed. It is portable, easy to install , operate and repair. This hatchery has life of 10-15 years. It is estimated that a small farmer can earn a profit of 1.5 to 2.5 lakhs rupees in three months through its proper use.
Dr. Krishna Mohan, Chief Executive Chilika Development Authority was the guest of honour on this occasion. Dr P. Jayasankar, Director, ICAR-CIFA welcomed the delegates and participants of the national training programme. He described the portable carp hatchery as an epoch making technology of ICAR-CIFA and the technology has gone to all parts of the country. Dr B.C. Mohapatra, Principal Scientist & Project Leader, AICRP on PET, ICAR-CIFA and Course-Director of the programme highlighted the importance of the training programme for the hatchery users. Dr N.K. Barik, Scientist, ICAR-CIFA and Coordinator gave vote of thanks.