The ICAR organised one day training cum workshop on “Gold fish- an ornamental fish

Shillong, Sept 30: One day training cum workshop on “Gold fish- an ornamental fish for entrepreneurship development” was organized by the Division of Fisheries, ICAR –RC-NEH Region, Umiam, in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries, Government of Meghalaya, Shillong the Directorate of Fisheries, Shillong.

In this workshop 30 potential farmer entrepreneurs representing all the 11 districts of the state participated in the day long programme.The programme was attended by Smt. I.R. Sangma, IAS, Secretary, Fisheries, Government of Meghalaya as Chief Guest, Smti. A.L. Mawlong, MCS, Director, Department of Fisheries,Government of Meghalaya as the Guest of Honour and the workshop was presided by Dr. N. Prakash, Director, ICAR –RC-NEH Region, Umiam.

In the inaugural session Dr.S.K.Das, Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Fisheries, ICAR welcomed the delegates and highlighted the basic objectives of the workshopand motivated the participants to take up the Gold fish breeding and culture as a small-scale enterprise for livelihood as it hasready domestic market.

A short film “Live jewels”made by Dr.S.K.Das was also screened for creating awareness on the ornamental fish sector. A leaflet on “Gold fish- an Ornamental Fish for Entrepreneurship Development” was also released on the occasion.

Dr. G Kadirvel,Principal Investigator of the Agri-Business Incubation project of ICAR spoke about entrepreneurship development and proper market linkage.

Smt. A.L. Mawlong, Director, Fisheries, Govt. of Meghalaya speaking as the guest of honour highlighted the role of the department of fisheries in development of the ornamental sector and urged for technical collaborations with ICAR

Smt. I.R. Sangma, Secretary, Fisheries, Govt. of Meghalaya emphasized on the sector for employment generation among the youthso as to increase the socio economic condition of the farmers.

Dr. N. Prakash, Director, ICAR-RC-NEH Region spoke especially about the various technologies developed by ICAR, which can be made available to the state government as and when required. He also encouraged the participants to take up ornamental fish culture for economic benefit.

In the technical session, two lectures were delivered by S.Gojendro Singh, Scientist, Division of Fisheries, ICAR andDr.S.K. Das, Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Fisheries, ICAR. On the occasion gold fish produced by the Division of Fisheries, ICAR, Umiam was sold to the public at subsidise rate.

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