Kisan Goshti was organized by ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore at Saibana village under Ichapur- Neelgunj Gram Panchayat, 24 Parganas (N), West Bengal on 29 November, 2016. The programme was organized in collaboration with Department of Agriculture (DoAg), Govt. of West Bengal and Ichapur-Neelgunj Gram Panchayat. More than 200 farmers from 10 villages adopted under Mera Gaon Mera Gourav (MGMG) by CIFRI took part in this programme out of which 30% were female including 15% tribal farmers. The purpose of the programme was to develop linkages with the farmers and DoAg, Dept. of Veterinary, Livestock & Animal Health including Fisheries. An interactive session was also organized to create awareness of climate change on overall production of Agriculture, Veterinary & Animal health including Fisheries. A pamphlet on "Climate change and its impact on fisheries" was distributed among the farmers.
A 8-days training programme for the 3rd year B.Sc.(Industrial Fish & Fisheries) students from APC College, New Barrackpur, 24 Parganas (N) and M. L.S. M. College, Darbhanga, Bihar has been inaugurated by Dr. B.K Das, Director, CIFRI on 24 Nov, 2016 at ICAR-CIFRI Head Quarter, Barrackpore. A total of 28 students participated in this training programme. Dr. B.K Das, while welcoming the students during inaugural session, emphasized on the importance of inland fisheries management to ensure the life & livelihood of rural India. The training modules covered on-field exposure visits, field demonstrations and in-house class interactions with the scientists of ICAR-CIFRI. The interactive sessions involved the present aspects of inland open water fisheries and problems faced by the local fishers.