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Bihar: Workshop on Management of Wetland Fisheries November 27,2019   |  Source: Krishijagran

Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata in collaboration with the Bihar Animal Science University, Patna organized a one-day “Workshop-cum-Training Programme” at the Bihar Veterinary College, Patna. The Chief Guest, Dr Prem Kumar, Minister of Agriculture, Animal and Fisheries Resources, Government of Bihar emphasized on the productivity of 200 and 50 Kg/Ha/Year in Bihar’s 9,000 ha Maun and 2,00,000 ha of Chaur Water Resources. The Minister stated about the enormous possibilities of increasing it by almost three times. He stressed that ICAR-CIFRI under Wetland Development Programme in 5 Mauns of East Champaran District has visibly shown it to the stakeholder. Dr. Kumar highlighted that the Fish yield increase from 180 Kg/Ha/Yr to 675 Kg/Ha/Yr in Kararia Maun; 190 Kg/Ha/Yr to 320 Kg/Ha/Yr In Sirsa Maun; 70 Kg/Ha/Yr to 140 Kg/Ha/Yr in Rulhi Maun and 60 Kg/Ha/Yr to 120 Kg/Ha/Yr in Majharia Maun has proved that through the technological intervention, the wetland’s production and productivity can be enhanced.

Vijayalakshmi, I.A.S., Principal Secretary, Animal and Fisheries Resources, Government of Bihar stressed on the replication of ICAR-CIFRI’s model of Wetland Fisheries Development in other Districts of Bihar. She also outlined the various

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