NALBARI, Oct 26 - The National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) of Hydarabad, which has been trying to upgrade the pisciculture sector of the entire northeastern region, has decided to set up a fishery training centre in the State.
When the training centre comes up in the State, the waste of time and money will be saved in the name of providing training to the fish farmers, officers and bureaucrats in Andhra Pradesh. Completing training in Andhra Pradesh is more time consuming for the farmers in the State, said an expert from the NIRD, Hydarabad, Dr G Vengkataraju, who visited Nalbari district on Sunday to take the stock of problems of fish farmers disclosed it.
The NIRD expert first visited the fish farm of one Devajit Barman at Nankar Bhaira where he interacted with the progressive fish farmers of the district and got a feedback. While talking to this correspondent, Dr Vengkataraju said that he visited the northeastern States like Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh in order to chalk out strategies to improve the production of fishes.
He added that the northeastern State has rich water resources to get more fish production. Dr Vengkataraju further said that with the financial help from National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), as many as 400 youths from the region underwent fishery training in Andhra Pradesh.
According to him, the youths have been engaged in pisciculture in a scientific manner and most of the trained youths have been following the Andhra Pradesh technique in their own ponds.
It may be mentioned here that the Director General of NFDB, MV Rao, in 2014 visited the fish farm of Devajit Barman and highly appreciated his efforts to increase fish production in the State.
During his tour to the State, Vengkataraju would visit Barpeta, Darrang, Nagaon and Morigaon districts to assess the problems of the fish farmers.