SITA Co-Vice Chairman meets officials of Directorate of Fisheries
Dispur, February 22: A meeting was held in the Conference room of Co-Vice Chairman, SITA, today which was presided over by Honourable Co-Vice Chairman Ramen Deka, who initiated an elaborate discussion with the officials of Directorate of Fisheries, about their technologies & methods adopted to enhance the production of fish in the state. The Co-Vice Chairman briefed the participants about the initiative taken by the Hon’ble Prime Minister to increase the income of fish farmers through the scheme Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana. Shri Deka also spoke on the introduction of Biofloc method in different parts of the country or within the state which he says is not so encouraging. He said that instead of that the Recirculatory Aquaculture System (RAS) method is proved to be more successful for economic empowerment of fish farmers. He stated that most of the beneficiaries are practicing fish farming without much technical skills. He emphasised that the officials of fisheries department may undergo much needed training from outside the state. While accepting the proposal forwarded by Co-Vice Chairman, the officials of fisheries department stated that the matter may be taken up with the higher officials of the department and accordingly one each official from 6 zones may be deputed for much needed training from outside the state. The Co- Vice Chairman stressed that one consultant may be engaged to facilitate the beneficiaries to provide technical knowhow who are engaged in the farming. In the meantime, the officials of fisheries proposed to organise a webinar
in a short period under the presence of Co-Vice chairman with the officials of fisheries department, experts, and beneficiaries to discuss the present status and future prospects of technology to be employed in the field of fish farming. The meeting was attended by Kailash Kalita, EE (i/c), Directorate of Fisheries, Joyprakash Medhi, Joint Director, Directorate of Fisheries, Chandan Chetri, SDFDD, Directorate of Fisheries, Dr. Dhruba Jyoti Sharma, NO, OPIU, APART, Directorate of Fisheries, Narayan Saikia, A.E, Directorate of Fisheries, Dr. Sanjay Sarmah, State Fishery Co-ordinator, ARIAS Society, Khanapara, Guno Gobindo Das, Advisor ( F & A), SITA, D.S Hazari, ARO, SITA, Alakesh Kakati, ARO, SITA, L. Joute, DIPRO & Dipankar Bora, L.O, SITA.