6th October, 2021, Barrackpore
“More technologies must be developed for effective data generation for systematic and scientific management of pollution and biodiversity of the riverine, reservoir and wetland systems”, said Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR). Dr. Mohapatra was delivering the address during his visit to the ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata today.
On his visit, the Director General released 75,000 Fingerlings of Indian Major Carps during the River Ranching of Ganga River at Gandhi Ghat Barrackpore under the Namami Gange Programme. Around 50 Catla Fishes were tagged and released to study the migration and take conservation measures.
Dr. Mohapatra launched the Drone Facility for the sampling of water bodies as a part of use of Internet of Things in fisheries. The Facility will be used to take the water samples for analysis from open water bodies. The DG also inaugurated the Multi-facility Training Complex, ICPMS Facility and laid the Foundation Stone of 2nd Floor of the Main Building at the Institute.
In his address, Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science), ICAR urged for enhancing the production from the Inland Sector more by the effective utilization of the vast wetland & reservoir resources to benefit a large number of fish farmers.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. B.K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore briefed about the Institute’s activities and achievements. Dr. Das also underlined the commercialisation of four technologies by the Institute during the last five Years.
Dr. Anil Rai, ADG (ICT), ICAR along with the other Senior Officials of ICAR Institutes and State Agricultural Universities were also present on the occasion.
The dignitaries also released One Book “Fish Mapping of River Ganga: A GIS perspective” and One New Technology “FishTanavhari” during the occasion.
More than 100 farmers and farm women participated in the event.
(Source: ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata)