Training on fish and pig farming

AALO, Nov 20: West Siang Deputy Commissioner, Swetika Sachan exhorted the fish farmers to adopt modern technologies to increase productivity of the farms.
Addressing fish farmers during a two-day training and demonstration programme and stakeholders meet organized by the Department of Fisheries on November 16 and 17, the Deputy Commissioner advised them to keep themselves abreast of the modern and latest farming technologies.
Deputy Director of Fisheries Tagi Yonggam, an entrepreneur from Lakhimpur (Assam), Bikul Goswami and progressive fish farmer from Biru village, Jumdo Jini explained the benefits of fish farming.
They also conducted training and field demonstration on integrated fish farming (paddy + fish), carp seed rearing, fresh water prawn culture and proper use of modern machineries in fish breeding and production.
District Fisheries Development Officer, Kenbom Chisi called upon the fish farmers to take up fish farming activities sincerely and follow the information provided by the resource persons on fish farming in order to increase fish production.
Over 25 fish farmers from different circles of the district attended the training.
Meanwhile, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Namsai conducted a training programme on integrated pig farming with fish at Kaisu village under Namsai circle on November 18.
Senior Scientist and head In-charge of the KVK, Dr Debasis Sasmal spoke on the benefits of integrated fish cum pig farming and its management.
He encouraged the trainees to come forward and take advantage of such training opportunities provided by the KVK to develop model farms.
Besides the beneficiary trainees, public representatives of Kaisu, Mahaloni and Kungseng villages attended the programme.
The Subject Matter Specialist in Animal Science conducted the training and demonstration on feeding procedure.