Kongunadu professor participates in educating Tribal People

The Regional Research Centre of Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Govt. of India, Bengaluru organized a series of Tribal meets and Awareness programmes on Aquaculture for Livelihood development for Tribal people in the Mavanatham, Kali Dhimbam, Ittarai villages of Thalamalai Panchayat in Erode district, under the STC project entitled “Livelihood development of schedule tribe communities in Coimbatore region of Tamil Nadu through aquaculture and allied intervention strategies”.

Dr S. Raja, Assistant Professor, KASC, served as the resource person for the organized session. He highlighted the role of ornamental fish culture in livelihood development and the golden opportunity for tribal farmers, researchers and policymakers of the country to know the present scenario, technological advancement and future programs for the development of tribal people through aquaculture.

Followed by, K. Anantharaja, Scientist, RRC of ICAR-CIFA who educated people on commercial and profitable fish farming.

A total of 138 beneficiaries from the tribal villages including R. Suganthan, Forest Ranger, Gobi, Forester and J. Ranjith, Forest Guard were part of the awareness programme.

Meanwhile, the project investigator K. Anantha Raja, Scientist thanked K. N. Mohanta, the chairman STC programme, Saroj Kumar Swain, Director, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar Odisha, C A Vasuki, Secretary and Director, KASC, Coimbatore and Kiruba Shankar, District Forest Officer (DFO), Erode for rendering their effective support in conducting the programme.