Krishi Vigyan Kendra, GADVASU, Booh, Tarn Taran organized a vocational training programme on ‘Scientific Fish Farming’ from 04.09.2018 to 10.09.2018 at its Campus. Thirty (30) farmers belonging to different villages of District Tarn Taran has been participated in the training course. This Vocational training programme was conducted under ICAR-14 schemes. Scientific knowledge on various aspects of fish farming including pond preparation, pre stocking and post stocking management, water quality management, fish feed formulations including farm made feeds and health management for skill development and self entrepreneurship of farmers for economic development.
Speaking on the inaugural session of the training programme, Dr. Anil Kumar, Asst. Prof (Soil Science), Krishi Vigyan Kendra, stressed upon the development of skill of the rural population of the Tarn Taran. Fish Farming training helps farmers and rural youth in developing the agricultural entrepreneurship through livestock diversification. Further he also highlighted various facilities developed and provided by GADVASU and KVK.
Course Coordinators Dr Bhanu Prakash. Ch and Dr Anil Kumar highlighted the lectures from different aspects of fish farming. The topics covered in the training course by course coordinators are construction of fish pond, different fish species suitable for culture, fish feeding and harvesting, problems and solutions in fish farming along with integration farming systems, etc.
Lectures and demonstrations with respect to Azolla cultivation, vermicompost preparation and integrated fish farming with different livestock farming and agriculture were conducted.Exposure visit was conducted with all the participants for more practical knowledge to village Marhi kamboke. Where experienced fish farmer Sri. Balwant singh who is practicing fish farming from past 30 years and participants were delighted to meet experienced fish farmer.Dr Bhanu Prakash. Ch (Course Coordinator) proposed the vote of thanks at the valedictory function and thanked the trainees and visiting guests and faculty for their support to make the training programme a grand success.