Bhubaneswar: Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) launched SCSP actions of ICAR-CIFA in Balasore district of Odisha on 21 August 2021. ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, a constituent of Indian Council of Agricultural Analysis, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India has been implementing Schedule caste sub plan for enhancing socio-economic standing of chosen SC households in varied states. Freshwater aquaculture applied sciences like breeding, seed rearing develop out tradition, built-in fish farming and different allied sector applied sciences are being demonstrated for the farmers. Essential inputs and hand holding help are additionally being offered to assist the farmers undertake the scientific practices. In Odisha, the actions are presently being carried out in several districts of Odisha and now in Balasore district knowledgeable Dr. S. Okay. Swain, Director, ICAR-CIFA. He added that aquaculture is a possible device to combat in opposition to malnutrition and poverty. The institute has standardized varied applied sciences for rearing a number of forms of meals fishes in addition to decorative fishes in addition to the expertise of pearl manufacturing.
Shri Sarangi distributed Genetically improved carp fingerlings and CIFA developed floating fish feed to 34 beneficiaries of Nilagiri and Balasore blocks. A farmers-scientists interplay meet was additionally held as part of this programme to create consciousness about the benefits of scientific fish farming. The programme was attended by Dr. M. Okay. Sinha, Senior Government, NFDB; Shri Santosh Kumar Dalai, Deputy Director Fisheries, Govt of Odisha; Dr.Himanshu Kumar De, Pr. Scientist, and Chairman SCSP, ICAR-CIFA; Dr. Satya Naranayan Sethi, Principal Scientist; Dr. Chandrakanta Mishra, Principal Scientist; Mr. D. P. Rath, Sr. Technical Officer; Mr. Sisir Kumar Mohanty, Sr. Technical Officer and different state line division officers. The assembly was attended by 50 farmers and farm ladies. Shri D. P. Rath, STO, ICAR-CIFA proposed the vote of thanks.