Livelihood Improvement Of Tribal Fishers Of Hingalgunj, Sunndarban Through Canal Fisheries Developmentvent



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ICAR-CIFRI is providing relentless support for the improvement of the livelihoods of rural- tribal community under Tribal Sub Plan in Indian part of Sundarban. In Kalitala, Hingalgunj block, Sundarban ICAR-CIFRI has initiated a livelihood improvement activity for the tribals through increasing fish production in canals since 2016. On 9 th October, 2018 CIFRI stocked fish fingerling in two canals (4 & 5 no.) of 8.6 and 3.5 hectare areas respectively with the active participation of the tribal populace. Indian major carps (Catla catla,Labeo rohita and Cirrhinus mrigala) advanced fingerlings have been stocked.Panchyat Pradhan and the members of Panchayat were also present during release of fish fingerlings in the canals.Technical officers from ICAR-CIFRI had a discussion with the beneficiaries in presence of panchyat members.They have enlighted about the scientific management and the maintenance of the canals.It would not only meet household nutritional security but also fetch additional income for the tribal fishers of Sundarbban.