A national webinar on “New Trends in Aquaculture’ was held today to deliberate on the challenges and opportunities for adopting new technologies in aquaculture sector and the government schemes are there to support the entrepreneurs and farmers.
Delivering the inaugural address, Dr Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Government of India said, “It is the need of the time the research institutes should create certified trainers for capacity building of farmers and entrepreneurs for handling new technologies in aquaculture sector”.
Sagar Mehra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries said, “The government aims for the inclusive development of the fisheries sector. There are a lot of opportunities for farmers and entrepreneurs for availing the schemes under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana. They can apply for the schemes directly through the State government. Similarly, there are credit facilities for developing infrastructure under the FIDF.”
Dr Akshya Panigrahi, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIBA spoke about the environment friendly biofloc aquaculture and the need of training to farmers and entrepreneurs.
Among other speakers, Pranav Rachh, Technical and Marketing Head, AirOxi, Sunandan Mukherjee, Co-founder, Brickcells Technologies and Prantik Sinha, Founder, Agastya Buoyant had spoken about the new trends in water aeration and probiotics.
The programme was organized by SMART AGRIPOST and supported by KISANFLEX. More than 800 people had registered for participation in this webinar. Pravash Pradhan, Chief Editor of SMART AGRIPOST had welcomed the guests and participants.