As observed across the nation, the 21st National Fish Farmers Day was also observed at NEC Model Farm, CAU located at Lamphelpat by the Directorate of Extension Education, CAU-Imphal in the state on Saturday.
As a part of the event, fish seeds were distributed to the farmers, and a technical session titled ‘Farmers-Scientists interaction programme’ was also conducted, the Directorate stated in a release. About 35 farmers attended the programme which was conducted with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, it added.
It stated that as a part of the national event, agricultural inputs or farm machinery items were distributed virtually on Friday during a video conference programme held under the patronage of vice-chancellor, CAU-Imphal Dr Anupam Mishra, Imphal.
Chief Guest of the occasion Chief Minister N Biren Singh virtually distributed 25 complete sets of Biofloc Unit to 25 fish farmers selected as beneficiaries from 11 districts of Manipur, it stated.
The 25 Biofloc Units were physically handed over to the 25 beneficiaries during the observation today. Four scientists including deputy director of Instruction, CAU-Imphal Y Bedajit Singh; SMS (Fisheries), KVK-Imphal East M A Salam; DST Women Scientist, CAU-Imphal Wangler Chimwar; and farm consultant (Fisheries), CAU- Central Farm and NEC Model Farm A Nilachandra were also felicitated with certificates of honour and shoulder scarves as recognition of their contributions in the field of Aquaculture activities under CAU Sector and Manipur, the directorate added.
The programme was attended by director of Research S Basanta Singh, registrar professor K Mamocha Singh, and director of Extension Education, CAU-Imphal professor Ph Ranjit Sharma as chief guest, guest of honour and president respectively, it added.
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