KVK trainings on pond-based farming system held at N&M

Port Blair
4 Aug 2018

ICAR- KVK, N&M Andaman organised two training programmes on pond-based IFS for doubling farmer’s income and Income generation through agro-tourism under island ecosystem” recently at Madhupur and R.K. Gram Panchayat. The trainings were inaugurated in presence of Mr. Dilip Kumar Mallick, Up-Pradhan, Mr. Kamal Halder, Member Madhupur-6, Er. Manoj Kumar, SMS (Agril. Engg.), Dr. Shailesh Kumar, SMS (Fisheries), Mr. Manoj Baidya, AFDO, Diglipur and others. During the inaugural session Mr. Mallick expressed that more skill development training programmes to be conducted for higher income generation and farmers to be sensitized regarding schemes of developmental departments and Ms. Himangini Mazumder highlighted that agro-tourism is a new and important aspects and to be popularised for famers in this region. Dr. Shailesh Kumar and Er. Manoj Kumar, Course Directors of training programmes briefed the participants about contents of trainings and apprised them about practical demonstrations and films to be conducted during the programmes.
In the technical sessions of training programme on “Pond-based IFS for doubling farmer’s income” topics were covered include scope and benefits of ponds-based integrated farming in N&M Andaman, scientific fish farming methods, rearing of fish in paddy field, poultry-cum-fish culture, scientific goat farming, rearing of honey bee and mushroom cultivation by the resource persons Dr. Shailesh Kumar, Mr. Manoj Baidya, Er. Manoj Kumar, and Mr. Vinod Varma.  Film shows on catfish culture, prawn farming, poultry farming, goat farming etc. were showed to the participants.  Preparations of phase manure and pond cleaning methods were also demonstrated to the participants.   During the training on “Income generation through agro-tourism under island ecosystem” presentation and film shows were shown on role of women in agro-tourism, attraction of agro tourism thorough cultivation of field crops, horticultural crops and spices, live stock and fisheries based agro-tourism, agro based handicraft and indigenous food  etc. The training was organised under the supervision and guidance of Dr. B. L. Kasinath, Sr. Scientist & Head and Dr. A. Kundu, Director, CIARI, Port Blair. More than 70 participants attended and were benefitted from training programmes.