RAHA, Oct 29 - With an aim to increase fish production in the remote tribal villages of Assam under the Tribal Sub Plan, a day-long training programme on �Scientific Fish Farming� was organised on Friday by the College of Fisheries under Assam Agricultural University in association with the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), AAU, Udalguri.
A total of 50 fish farmers under Chutiapara and Gerua village of Udalguri participated in the day-long programme. The inaugural ceremony was attended by Dr Debasish Bora, senior scientist and Head of KVK, AAU, Udalguri. The other dignitaries included Dr PK Saharia, Kaustubh Bhagawati and Sangipran Baishya, Assistant Professors from the College of Fisheries, AAU, Raha along with Kapil Deb Nath, Subject Matter Specialist (Fisheries), KVK, AAU, Udalguri.
The inaugural session was also attended by Lankeswar Boro, progressive fish farmer of KVK, AAU, Udalguri. In his speech, Dr D Bora highlighted the various aspects of KVK and its role in increasing farm income of the rural farmers by imparting training, demonstration and also encouraging the fish farmers to take up pisciculture on scientific lines with technical inputs from the College of Fisheries at Raha.
The technical session included resource persons Kaustubh Bhagawati, Sangipran Baishya and Dr PK Saharia, who highlighted the various aspects of composite fish culture, nutrition and feed management, besides fish disease diagnosis.
The programme was anchored by Kapil Deb Nath. He also offered the vote of thanks to all the delegates and fish farmers for their co-operation during the training programme.
On the occasion, a training manual prepared by Dr KK Tamuli, Dean (i/c) of the College of Fisheries, K Bhagawati and Sangipran Baishya was distributed among the fish farmers. The dignitaries distributed certificates to the fish farmers for their active participation.