CIFRI celebrated ICAR Foundation Day at it's Head Quarters, Barrackpore. The programme was inaugurated with ICAR invocation song. Dr. V. R. Suresh (Acting), Director, CIFRI welcomed Dr. Utpal Bhaumik and Dr. B. C. Jha, former Heads of the Divisions, who graced the occasion and the staff of CIFRI. Ms. Anjana Ekka, Scientist, CIFRI briefed about the history of ICAR.Dr. U. K. Sarkar, HOD, RWF Division, Mr. N.K. Jha, AO and the other staff members of CIFRI representing the Scientists, Technical Personnel, students and Administration shared their experiences on working in CIFRI, which is a member of the large ICAR Family.
Dr. B. C. Jha, Former , Head, RWF Division, CIFRI appealed to the CIFRI staff to work hard make a visible impact on the national nutritional security.Dr. Utpal Bhaumik, Former HOD, REF Division in his address added that CIFRI should be focused to enhance production as well as productivity of the inland open water resources to ensure livelihoods of the poor fishermen. Prizes were distributed to the winners of different competition held during the programme.
Launching ceremony of a project "Assessment of Fish and Fisheries of the Ganga river system for developing suitable Conservation and Restoration Plan" sanctioned by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under Namami Gange to ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore was held on 07.07.2016 simultaneously at its head quarter at Barrackpore and Allahabad Regional Centre. The various activities envisaged under the project during its 5 years duration includes exploratory survey of the river Ganga; assessment of fish diversity and composition at selected sites; stock assessment of selected cold and warm water species; seed production of selected fish species from riverine brooders and ranching in depleted river stretches; awareness programs, identification of conservation sites and preparation of the fisheries conservation and restoration plan for the Ganga river system.
Prof. R. K. Kole, Head, Dept of Agricultal Chemicals, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya and a renowned researcher on ecology and pollution of river Ganga was the Chief Guest in the program at CIFRI, Barrackpore. Dr. M. K. Das, Former Head, FREM Division, CIFRI and a noted scientist with significant contribution on Ganga fisheries was present in the program as Guest of Honour. More than 80 participants including Ganga researchers, scientists, technical officers, students etc. were present in the workshop.