ICAT-CIBA Adopted Farmer Awarded Best Brackish Water Framer From Coastal State

By Indian Council of Agricultural Research on 19 Jul 2018 | read

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𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗥-𝗖𝗜𝗕𝗔 𝗔𝗱𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 Shri. Anjan Dandapat, a progressive and innovative brackishwater farmer from Balasore, Odisha, who adopted the technology of ICAR-Central Institute Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai in the farming of desi shrimp (𝑷𝒆𝒏𝒂𝒆𝒖𝒔 𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒖𝒔), has been awarded with “Best Brackishwater Shrimp Farmer - Costal States 2018” by National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. Shri Anjan Dandapat, a progressive farmer practicing scientific farming of Peneaus indicus under the guidance of CIBA. Shri Dandapat is engaged in shrimp farming for last 20 years with commitment for sustainable and environmentally friendly farming. He in partnership with ICAR-CIBA has obtained a production of 3 to 6.5 tons/ha of 𝑷𝒆𝒏𝒂𝒆𝒖𝒔 𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒖𝒔. Apart from scientific shrimp culture, the farmer is practicing diversified and sustainable polyculture practices with economically important finfishes like Etroplus and Bekti through scientific interventions and modifications. Shri. Dandapat farm is a sustainable model for scientific shrimp culture using the desi shrimp such as indicus, which has potential to duplicate, across the Indian coastal states.He was awarded on 10th June 2018, on the occassion of National Fish farmers Day.राधा मोहन सिंह Radha Mohan Singh Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, India Press Information Bureau - PIB, Government of India MyGov India