In a bid to promote entrepreneurial skills among the tribals, the Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) on Monday commenced a three-day training programme on fresh water aquaculture for tribal students in association with KISS.
About 25 students from different disciplines such as zoology, botany, chemistry, computer science and physics are taking part in the programmes. They belong to 10 tribal dominated districts of Odisha along with other States like Jharkhand and Assam.
CIFA Director Dr P Jayasankar has urged the participants to take up aquaculture as a profession. Aquaculture offers immense opportunities for income generation as it has undergone significant technology development and innovations over the recent years, he said.
The Central Government is operating the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) for development of the tribal communities in the country. CIFA is operating the TSP for creating awareness among the tribal farmers for adoption of newer technology in aquaculture, Chairman of TSP programme Dr BC Mohapatra said.