A 7-days training programme for the farmers from Sheikhpura District, Bihar has been inaugurated by Dr. B.K Das, Director, CIFRI on 25 Jan, 2017 at ICAR-CIFRI Head Quarter, Barrackpore. A total of 25 fishers including five tribal fishermen took part in the programme. Dr. B.K Das, during inaugural session, stressed on the needs of capacity building through up-scaling knowledge of the farmers on various aspects of inland fisheries management to eradicate malnutrition in rural Bihar and secure their livelihood. The training module was framed and being regularly upgraded after consulting with the trainee farmers and the feedback thus received got refined and incorporated accordingly. There are perennial and seasonal water bodies with some mauns and chaurs in Sheikhpura, providing ample scope of livelihood improvement through development of inland fisheries in this district.