Distribution of fishing inputs and Capacity building programs at Car Nicobar by CIARI

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Car Nicobar, Aug 03: Fisheries Science Division (FSD) of ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute in association with KrishiVigyan Kendra, Car Nicobar conducted one day “Workshop cum Distribution of Fishing Inputs to Tribal Fishermen under TSP” on 31.07.2017 at Tribal Council Building, Big Lapathy, Car Nicobar. A total of 50 fishermen participated in the event. Fifteen numbers 4 HP OBM engines were distributed to tribal fishermen by Shri Martin Luther, Secretary, Tribal Council who was the Chief Guest of the event in the presence of representative from Dept. of Fisheries, Car Nicobar. Demonstrations on maintenance and use of 2 stroke and 4 stroke OBM engines and awareness on modern fishing techniques and safety at sea was also provided during the workshop. The Chief Guest lauded ICAR-CIARI for its relentless efforts for development of tribal community.
Beside “One day training on use of GPS” were conducted on 01.08.2017 and 02.08.2017 at tribal Council Building, Big Lapathy and Kinyuka Village, Car Nicobar, respectively.A total of 24 fishermen from 06 villages participated and got benefited from the training programme at Big Lapathy. Shri Martin Luther, Secretary, Tribal Council the Chief Guest in his address urged the fishermen to gain good knowledge in use of GPS which will help them in safe navigation and profitable fishing.
In the training programme at Kinyuka Village a total of 29 tribal fishermen participated and got benefitted. Shri Rodrick Alfred, 1st Headman, Kinyuka Village was the Chief Guest of the porgramme. He thanked CIARI for conducting the training programme in their village and urged the participants to gain knowledge. The use of Global Positioning System (GPS) for profitable and safe fishing was taught to the tribal fishermen through demonstration. They were also sensitized regarding the advanced technologies in marine fishing.
The programs were conducted under the guidance of Dr. S. Dam Roy, Director, ICAR-CIARI. Shri K. Lohith Kumar, Scientist from Fisheries Science Division, ICAR-CIARI and Shri Sanjeev Kumar Singh & Shri Mohamed Sarief from KVK, Car Nicobar were part of the workshop and training programme.

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