CIFRI hosted ICAR Regional Committee - II Meeting

Indian Council of Agricultural Research has set up eight Regional Committees across the country on the basis of agro-climatic regions of the country. These regional Committees have been set up to provide a forum to the stakeholders to examine in depth the major gaps in current research and training efforts; to identify priorities and to decide agenda of research and extension in agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries for this region for coming years.

The ICAR Regional Committee II comprises of the states of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and UT of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The purpose of the Regional Committee is to provide a forum to researchers and the state government functionaries to prepare the roadmap for development of Agriculture including Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Fisheries, Natural Resource Management and Human Resource Development. The 22nd meeting of ICAR Regional Committee - II was held during June 27-28, 2014 at Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata-120.

CIFRI Received ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore received ISO 9001:2008 (Certificate Registration No. QM 05 00293) on 03-06-2014. The certification was awarded for application of quality management system in accordance with the above standard for the scope of 'Basic, Strategic and Applied Research on Sustainable Fisheries Management in Inland Waters' .

Research on Sustainable Fisheries Management in Inland Waters' CIFRI is a premier and oldest fisheries research institute in the country which was established as a research station in Kolkata in 1947 and later assumed the status of an institute and shifted to Barrackpore. The institute is focused towards the understanding of the ecology, biodiversity, resource assessment and management, ecosystem health and effect of climate changes on sustainable fisheries management in inland water bodies available in the country like river systems, estuaries, reservoirs and wetlands.

Acquiring ISO 9001:2008 status for quality management system in the institute will give a fillip in its endeavor for further improvement in the quality of the research and service to the nation.

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