MORIGAON, Sept 30 - The ICAR organised an awareness programme on ‘Sustainable fishery in flood-affected areas of Assam’ in collaboration with the Directorate of Extension Education, Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati, Jeeva Surakhya (an NGO) and the state Department of Fisheries on September 27 in Morigaon district.
The inaugural function was held at the North Dharamtul Panchayat Office. Participating as the chief guest in the programme, scientist Dr Gopal Krishna and Vice Chancellor-cum- Director of ICAR-CIFE addressed the gathering of fish farmers and suggested adoption of scientific methods for sustainable fish farming in the flood-affected areas.
The meeting was also addressed by Dr PP Srivastava, Dr Megha Kadam Wadekar and senior scientists. The Associated Director from Assam Agricultural University Dr Atul Borgohain also participated in the technical discussion of the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Rituraj Bora, Deputy Commissioner of Morigaon said that laudable initiatives taken by ICAR and Assam Agricultural University will be helpful to the flood-affected marginal fish farmers in Morigaon district.
The DC further said that the Governor of Assam has already selected Morigaon district as a model district for the agriculture sector during the post-flood period.
In the function, fingerlings were distributed among 100 fish farmers. The same type of awareness programme was also held at Mayong Hatimuria where fingerlings were similarly distributed among 50 fish farmers.