PASIGHAT, Feb 17: About 30 progressive farmers from Ledum village participated in a training programme on ‘fish seed production and hatchery management for progressive farmers’, organised here by the East Siang KVK on Monday.
College of Horticulture & Forestry (CHF) Dean, Dr BN Hazarika, who inaugurated the training, said the institutions set up under the ICAR “are taking a comprehensive plan to train the rural farmers to improve their living standard through agriculture and allied activities.”
Stating that the central government has adopted an integrated farming system to double the farmers’ income by 2022, Dr Hazarika suggested to the participants to adopt pisciculture and other farming activities “with commercial view.”
Professor of PGC (Fishery), Borapani, Dr Mahest Pathak spoke on the benefits of fish farming in the region, and urged the farmers to take up pisciculture on a commercial basis to meet the demand for fish in the local markets.
Fishery and plant protection scientists educated the farmers on scientific rearing of catfish and carps, hatchery preparation, pond management, and fish feeding.
The farmers were later taken on a visit to the ‘fish-cum-duck and fish-cum-fowl culture’ in the CHF premises.