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CIFA promotes ornamental fish farming among women in Kendrapara

19/08/2021 at 7:18 PM

Bhubaneswar, Aug 19: ICAR-CIFA,Bhubaneswar in association with District Fishery Officer, Kendrapara organized an orientation training program for women at Jajanga in Kendrapara today under the SCSP scheme.

The institute is promoting various aquaculture technologies for socio-economic upliftment of households. Under this initiative, scientific fish farming practices has been demonstrated since2019.

This year selected women self-help groups from Debarish, Kendrapara block are being trained on ornamental fish breeding and rearing.

Amrit Ruturaj, Collector and DM, Kendrapara graced the occasion as Chief Guest and lauded the efforts of ICAR-CIFA and District Fisheries for their efforts in strengthening livelihood of poor section of the society.

Dr. Saroj Kumar Swain, Director, ICAR-CIFA said that aquaculture is a potential tool to fight against malnutrition and poverty. The institute has standardized several technologies for rearing food fish as well as ornamental fishes. Women are actively involved in backyard ornamental fish breeding and cultured in various parts of the country and there by contributing to their household economy.

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