IMPHAL, November 22: A five day long ‘Fish farmers intensive training programme’ concluded today at the Manipur Baptist Convention Youth hall today.
The function was attended by fisheries director K Sharatkumar Singh, district fisheries officer David K Shimray and fisheries officer Imphal east Y Ibobi Singh as the chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.
Speaking at the function today, Sharatkumar informed that the training programme has been organized so as to provide trainings on fish rearing to people who have their own ponds where they can rear fish but who doesn’t have proper knowledge on the subject.
He further informed that a small pond (one hectare) in the state can produced about 1000 kgs of fish whereas a pond of the same size in other states like Bengal can produced around 10,000 kgs of fish.
He further informed that during the training the fish rearers were informed on the ways of rearing fish so that they could increase the yield of their ponds. The training will also be beneficial for the fishers as it will help them to earn more.
Certificates were distributed to more than 50 fish farmers of the area who had attended the training.