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Fish farmers trained on modern farming
Published on 7 Jul. 2010 12:10 AM IST
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NABARD organized a three day training programme on modern fish farming technology at the Fisheries Research Centre of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat from July 1 to 3, for 19 members of Farmers Clubs in Amaluma, Dhansiripar, Doyapur and Ganeshnagar villages of Dhansiriapr Block of Dimapur district.
The members having fish ponds were identified for training to equip them with knowledge on modern fish farming technology.
During the training, the fish farmers were exposed to various aspects modern fish farming technology.
The resource persons comprised of senior scientist, associate professors and research associates from the fisheries research centre who deliberated on both theoretical and practical aspects of modern/ composite fish farming technology.
The participants were also taken on a first hand field visit and interaction with progressive fish farmers of Radigaon village, Jorhat, who have adopted integrated farming fish along with poultry/ duckery.
The farmer members also procured quality fingerlings from the hatchery of Fisheries Research Centre, Jorhat. It may be noted that NABARD had provided financial assistance under the farmers club programme, promoted by Nagaland State Cooperative Bank in association with Prodigals Homes (NGO).
Prodigals Home, is the implementing and monitoring agency of the new technique for fish farmers of Nagaland, while the Nagaland State Cooperative Bank has sanctioned loans to the identified members of Farmers Clubs.

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