JORHAT, July 11 - Stressing on the optimum utilisation of the available water resources for fish production in the State, the Vice Chancellor of the Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Dr Kamal Malla Bujarbaruah on Friday said that fish farmers would be inspired to go for quality production across the State if each of the MPs adopts at least one water body for pisciculture at any suitable place under his or her constituency.
The Fisheries Research Centre of the AAU organised demonstrations and awareness programmes among fish farmers on the occasion of the National Fish Farmers� Day at the university campus on Friday. Several farmers were present on the occasion.
In the presence of Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa and several fish farmers of Jorhat, Golaghat and Sivasagar districts, Dr Bujarbaruah highlighted the potential of fish farming in the resource-rich State and the benefits of the use of scientific techniques and technology for better production.
Director of Research Dr GN Hazarika and Dr Biva Chetia Bora�s team from the Fisheries Research Centre, AAU, urged the educated youths of the State to engage in fish farming.
MP Tasa said that AAU scientists, researchers and other officials could provide necessary help for the development of agriculture in different areas of the State.
Tinsukia Correspondent adds: Along with the rest of the State, the national Fish Farmers� Day was observed in Tinsukia on Friday. On the occasion, a meeting of the fish farmers of the district was organised at the District Rural Development Agency Hall located at Borguri by the District Fishery Development Department. The meeting, presided over by the chairman of the District Scheduled Caste Board, was addressed by Meera Singh, chairperson, Tinsukia Zila Parishad, Utpal Bora, District Fishery Development Officer, and others.
Eighty fish farmers of the Margherita Development Block were given a bicycle and a vessel each.