The Research Centre of CIFRI, Bengaluru organised a programme for distribution of fishery requisites under Tribal Sub-plan to ten tribal fishers of Vanivilasasagara reservoir, Chitradurga District, Karnataka State on 4th November 2015 at Vanivilasapura. Each fisher was given gillnets and a plastic crate worth Rs. 10,000/-. About 60 fishers participated in the function with women forming about 10% of the participants were Officials of State Fisheries Department and villagers dwelling near reservoirs. The occasion was also used to conduct three Awareness Programmes - i) Reservoir Fisheries Management; ii) Culture of Fishes in Cages and iii) Electronic Data Acquisition System (eDAS) for Fish Catch in Reservoirs. An exhibition to showcase the technologies developed by CIFRI was also organized. Mr. T. Venkateshappa, Deputy Director, Department of Fisheries, Shivamogga Zone was the Chief Guest. Dr. D. S. Krishna Rao, Principal Scientist, coordinated and presided over the function.
Mr. Vijaykumar M. E., Senior Technical Assistant, CIFRI, Bengaluru compered the programme. Mr. D. S. Srinivasa, Assistant Director of Fisheries, V. V. Sagar welcomed the gathering. Mr. P.K. Suresh and Mr. N. Kariyappa, President and Vice-President respectively, Vanivilasa Fisheries Co-operative Society, V.V. Pura and Mr. A. Umesh, Gram Panchayat Member, V.V. Pura were the Guests of Honour. Mr. M. Karthikeyan, Scientist (SG), CIFRI, Bengaluru proposed the vote of thanks.