NFDB sponsored Skill development programme on “Reservoir Fisheries Management for
employment generation” inaugurated at ICAR-CIFRI, Research Centre, Bangalore
ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Research Centre, Bangalore,inaugurated three days
Skill development programme on “Reservoir Fisheries Management for Employment Generation”
sponsored by National Fisheries Development Board, at Averahalli Village, Magadi taluk of
Ramanagara district on 10 th , October 2018. The programme was planned under the guidance of Dr.
B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, (Course Director), Dr.Preetha Panikkar, Principal Scientist and Officer
In-Charge, CIFRI, Bangalore (Course Co-ordinator). The programme was attended by fishers and fish
farmers of Averahalli village. Dr. B. V. Krishnamurthy, Chief Scientific officer, Inland Fisheries,
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp
followed by inaugural speech. He emphasised that reservoir has great potential and utilization of this
vast water resources through culture-based fisheries, introduction of freshwater pearl culture and
aqua-tourism will help in generating alternate income to the fishermen. Mr. M. Feroz Khan
addressed the gathering during inaugural session. Mrs. Ramya. V. L, Mrs. Jesna. P. K and Dr.
AjoySaha (Co-cordinators) cordinated the programme. Mr. M. E. Vijaykumar proposed vote of thanks
to the gathering.