Tribal women learn fish farming in Boudh: An initiative by Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA)

September 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm Leave a comment

Following report is from The Pioneer:

The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) here has taken up a project for promotion of aquaculture in Boudh in Odisha and Purulia in West Bengal, both tribal-dominated districts.

The project is entitled ‘Transfer of technology of composite fish culture through demonstration among SC/ST women.’ Composite fish culture is the culture of six species of fish, Indian major carps rohu, catla and mrigal and exotic carps grass carp, silver carp and common carp, in a single water body. The project aims at transferring the technology of composite carp culture through demonstration.

A total of 10 hectares of water area spread over four ponds in Kantamal block of Boudh district has been adopted for demonstration. The ponds are leased by gram panchayat to women self help groups (SHGs) of SC and ST. A total of 114 women are participating in the programme.

A team of CIFA scientists interacted with the women members and shared information on composite fish culture recently. A total of 1 lakh fish fingerlings of 50-60-mm size have been stocked in the adopted ponds, informed senior scientist and in-charge of the project Dr HK De.

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