Fisherwomen undergoing fish curing trg

[ Karyir Riba ]
BALEK, Feb 12: More than 70 fisherwomen are participating in a three-day training programme on ‘smoke-curing fish in hygienic conditions’ which began at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) here in Lower Dibang Valley (LDV) district on Tuesday.
Fifteen community fish-smoking kilns worth Rs 8 lakhs were distributed to women SHGs on the first day of the event which is being organized by the ICAR’s Kochi (Kerala)-based Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) in collaboration with the KVK here, under the CSR scheme of Coal India Limited (CIL).
CIFT principal scientist Dr MM Prasad said the teamwork and toil of the fisherwomen of the district “are paying dividends in the form of success stories.
“Women of Arunachal Pradesh in particular and the NE region in general are leading in different walks of life. The enthusiasm has resulted in women-centric projects such as the CIL’s CSR projects,” he said.
Commending the CIFT for its support to the district’s fisherwomen, Roing ADC Tapik Pertin said, “Some women fishers become trainers and are able to train other fisherwomen, resulting in better development of the fisheries sector.”
Oimang Lego of Jiya village shared her experience, and urged women to strive hard to make LDV “a role model district of the country.”
KVK Head Dr TJ Ramesha, fishery scientist Jimmy Mize and innovator Jatan Pulu also spoke.