Farmer's Training programme on Culture & Breeding of rainbow trout at Sikkim
There is a great scope of trout farming in Sikkim State having good water quality and sufficient quantity of cool, clean and flowing water. DCFR, Bhimtal in collaboration with State Fisheries Department of Sikkim extended full support for promotion of Trout farming. Along with enhancing trout production emphasis has been given for seed production. Healthy brood stocks are being maintained at different Government trout farms with the technical guidance of DCFR. Need felt hands on training have been provided by DCFR on various aspects of trout farming. In this connection, a need felt Farmer's training on "Culture and Breeding of Rainbow Trout" was conducted with practical demonstration to the farmers of West Sikkim on 28th November 2013.
Scientists-Farmers Interaction for trout farming in Himachal Pradesh
Interaction with trout farmers of Kullu-Manali district
An Interaction was held with trout growers of Kullu-Manali and Lahul- Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Discussion was held to identify the problem and prospects of trout farming in the area. The local KVK, Bajoura facilitated the visit to the trout farmers. During the discussion farmers interacted on various aspects of trout farming such as farm management, feeding and fish health. Following problems were highlighted by the farmers of the area.
Seed and Feed Distribution to Tribal Fish Farmers
Adopted by DCFR Bhimtal Under TSP Programme
Under the TSP project five ponds belonging to tribal farmers in Nanakmatha area of Uttarakhand were renovated. After lime application and fertilization the ponds were stocked with fingerlings of Catla, Rohu, Grass carp and the improved variety of fast growing Hangarian carp. The farmers were given hands on training for scientific management of ponds for fish culture. Dr. A. Barat, Director and Dr. P.K. Sahoo, Nodal officer TSP visited the ponds on 22.10.2013 along with Dr. S.K. Srivastava, Sr. Scientist & Head and Dr. S. Chandra, Sr. Scientist of Champawat centre and interacted with the farmers. Farmers were provided with all critical inputs. The programme is coordinated by Champawat field centre.