20 farmers trained on ornamental fish culture

Twenty progressive farmers from Thanjavur, Ariyalur, Tiruvarur and Cuddalore districts participated in a training on fresh water carp farming and ornamental fish culture here recently. The programme was organised by the Indian Overseas Bank, and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

The objective of the programme, according to S. Krishna Prasad, Chief Regional Manager, IOB, was to encourage high-tech practices among farmers on carp farming, maintaining the sustainability and productivity of yield and improving the income level of farmers.

The programme was conducted with the technical support of Tamil Nadu Veterinary University Extension Centre, Thanjavur. R. Suresh and V.Senthilkumar, of the extension centre provided the technical inputs such as composite fish culture and stunted method of fish culture.

Emphasis was laid on pond preparation, seed selection, stocking, water quality management, feed and feeding management, disease diagnosis, and harvesting and marketing.

The farmers visited Himalayan fish farm and Angel Aqua Farm at Thittai village for hands-on training and practical exposure.

Delivering the valedictory address, Mr. Krishna Prasad said that fish culture was highly lucrative business. Mr.Krishna Prasad distributed certificates to the trainees. P. Vetriselvan, Director, Indian Overseas Bank Rural Self Employment Training Institute said that the training elicited good response especially among women. Puthumaiselvan, fish farmers from Siramelkudi village said that the training was very beneficial. “I will start composite carp farming in two hectares of land," he added.

  • Emphasis laid on pond preparation, seed selection, stocking, water quality management
  • Farmers visit Himalayan fish farm and Angel Aqua Farm for practical training