Portable Carp Hatchery: Journey so far

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th 5 National Training Programme on “Installation and Operation of FRP Carp Hatchery” 24-27 July, 2018 Venue: ICAR-CIFA, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar th CIFA, Bhubaneswar 24 July, 2018: 5 National Training Programme on “Installation and Operation of FRP Carp Hatchery” was inaugurated on 24 July, 2018 at ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha by Dr R.K. Singh, Project Coordinator, ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Project on Plasticulture Engineering and Technology and Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, Punjab. He told that the AICRP on PET centre at ICAR-CIFA has contributed immensely to the farming community of India and developed several farmer friendly technologies and gadgets for use by them. The notable one is FRP carp hatchery. He applauded the achievements and role of ICAR- CIFA PET centre and wishes all success to the programme and to the participants. Dr. Bindu R. Pillai, Director, ICAR-CIFA as president of the function said that the AICRP PET centre is operating at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar since 1988 and developed several gadgets for aqua-farmers of the country. FRP carp hatchery which was released to the nation in 2006 has gone to 26 states of the country. For quality fish seed production the FRP carp hatchery is in high demand. Dr B.C. Mohapatra, Principal Scientist & Project Leader, AICRP on PET, ICAR-CIFA; and Course- Director of the programme highlighted the importance of the training programme for benefit of the hatchery users. Since 2011 the institute is conducting regular training programmes on installation and operation of FRP carp hatchery to the users of the country. Dr N.K. Barik, Scientist, ICAR-CIFA and Coordinator of the programme proposed vote of thanks. th 5 National Training Programme on This training programme will continue till 27 “Installation and Operation of FRP Carp Hatchery” July, 2018 and will cover A-Z of the portable FRP 24-27 July, 2018 carp hatchery technology. More than 40 Venue: ICAR-CIFA, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar participants from different states of the country (Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Telengana and Odisha) are participating in the th CIFA, Bhubaneswar 24 July, 2018: 5 National programme. This is the fifth such training Training Programme on “Installation and programme, where advanced farmers, trainers, Operation of FRP Carp Hatchery” was state officials and subject matter Specialists of inaugurated on 24 July, 2018 at ICAR-Central KVKs are participating. The programme has the Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, primary objective of providing advanced Bhubaneswar, Odisha by Dr R.K. Singh, Project knowledge, skill and technique of fish seed production using portable FRP hatchery technology Coordinator, ICAR-All India Coordinated to its users. The trainees will use the knowledge to further train and develop fish seed Research Project on Plasticulture Engineering production capacity in their locality, thereby contributing the seed production of the country. and Technology and Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and By now more than 400 units of the hatchery have gone to 26 states of the country. The Technology, Ludhiana, Punjab. He told that the performance of this technology across these diverse settings is quite remarkable. AICRP on PET centre at ICAR-CIFA has Geographically, every region of the country has been touched upon. In a single operation it contributed immensely to the farming produces 1.0 - 1.2 million fish seed. It is mobile in nature, easy to installed, operation and community of India and developed several repair. Longevity of this hatchery is 15 year or more. It is estimated that one small farmer can farmer friendly technologies and gadgets for use earn a profit of 1.5 lakhs rupees approximately in a span of three months through proper use of by them. The notable one is FRP carp hatchery. the gadget. He applauded the achievements and role of ICAR- CIFA PET centre and wishes all success to the programme and to the participants. Dr. Bindu R. Pillai, Director, ICAR-CIFA as president of the function said that the AICRP PET centre is operating at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar since 1988 and developed several gadgets for aqua-farmers of the country. FRP carp hatchery which was released to the nation in 2006 has gone to 26 states of the country. For quality fish seed production the FRP carp hatchery is in high demand. Dr B.C. Mohapatra, Principal Scientist & Project Leader, AICRP on PET, ICAR-CIFA; and Course- Director of the programme highlighted the importance of the training programme for benefit of the hatchery users. Since 2011 the institute is conducting regular training programmes on installation and operation of FRP carp hatchery to the users of the country. Dr N.K. Barik, Scientist, ICAR-CIFA and Coordinator of the programme proposed vote of thanks.

 

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