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  • ICAR-CIBA inaugurated its first Aquaculture Research Centre on the West Coast in Gujarat at the Navsari Agriculture University Campus on 7th June 2018
    ICAR-CIBA inaugurated its first Aquaculture Research Centre on the West Coast in Gujarat at the Navsari Agriculture University Campus on 7th June 2018
  • Export Inspection Council (EIC), Govt. of India and ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai, jointly conducted skill enhancement programme for Fisheries officials
    Export Inspection Council (EIC), Govt. of India and ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai, jointly conducted skill enhancement programme for Fisheries officials
  • ICAR-CIBA partners with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of KCT in bracksihwater aquaculture sector
    ICAR-CIBA partners with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of KCT in bracksihwater aquaculture sector
  • First Shrimp feed mill in Northern India, under public private partnership mode (PPP) between ICAR-CIBA, Chennai and Dr Attar Aqua Feed, Bhiwani, Haryana, started operation
    First Shrimp feed mill in Northern India, under public private partnership mode (PPP) between ICAR-CIBA, Chennai and Dr Attar Aqua Feed, Bhiwani, Haryana, started operation
  • Dr.George Chamberlain, President, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), USA, delivered an invited Lecture at CIBA
    Dr.George Chamberlain, President, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), USA, delivered an invited Lecture at CIBA
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
  • ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
    ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
  • Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
    Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
  • ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine
    ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine "Jal Tarang" at 89th Foundation day celebrations of ICAR on 16th July 2017
  • CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
    CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
  • An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
    An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
  • Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
    Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
  • Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
    Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
  • Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
    Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
  • Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
    Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
  • Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
    Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
  • Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
    Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
  • Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
    Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
  • Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
  • Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
    Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
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Fourth international Day of yoga celebrations at ICAR- CIBA

The fourth international day of Yoga was celebrated on 21st June 2018 at Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture Chennai. On commemorating the celebration of fourth international yoga day Dr. K. Ambasankar, Principal scientist and Nodal officer for yoga day, welcomed the gathering and gave a brief about the importance of yoga day and its celebrations at the institute......

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ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture facilitates viewing of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri.Narendra Modi farmers’ interaction

ICAR-CIBA arranged for viewing of live broadcast of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Shri.Narendra Modi interaction meeting with farmers across the country related to doubling the income of farmers by 2022 in headquarters, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Kakdwip Research Centre of CIBA, Kakdwip, West Bengal......

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ICAR-CIBA inaugurated its first Aquaculture Research Centre on the West Coast in Gujarat at the Navsari Agriculture University Campus

ICAR-CIBA has inaugurated its Navsari-Gujarat Research Centre (NGRC) in Navsari Agricultural University (NAU) campus, Navsari, on 7th June, 2018 by Dr. J.K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR, in the presence of Shri. R.C. Patel, Member of Legislative Assembly, Navsari, Dr. C.J. Dangaria, Vice Chancellor, NAU and Dr. K.K. Vijayan, Director, ICAR-CIBA ......

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World Ocean Day Celebrated at ICAR-CIBA, Chennai

Society of Cosatal Aquaculture and fisheries (SCAFi) and ICAR-CIBA jointly celebrated “World Ocean Day’ on 8th June 2018 at CIBA. On this occasion, Dr.R.Venkatesan, Head, Ocean Observation Systems, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)......

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World Environment Day on 5th June, 2018, Observed at ICAR-CIBA, Chennai

ICAR-CIBA in association with the Society of Coastal Aquaculture and Fisheries (SCAFi), organized an interaction on the occasion of World Environment Day with a theme “Beat Plastic Pollution” on 5th June, 2018 ......

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Export Inspection Council (EIC), Govt. of India and ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai, jointly conducted skill enhancement programme for Fisheries officials from the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP), Tamil Nadu (TN) and Puducherry for sustainable export opportunities in the marine sector (SEMS)

Indian export earnings from fishery products reached an all-time high of ₹.37,871 crores (5.7billion USD) during 2016-17, keeping the growth trajectory, meeting the stringent food safety......

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ICAR-CIBA partners with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of KCT in bracksihwater aquaculture sector

Under the CSR initiatives, Karam Chand Thapar (KCT) group inaugurated its state-of-the-art aquaculture service laboratory at Nellore on 21st May 2018, as a part of its Community Development Centre. The KCT group had earlier signed a memorandum ........

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First Shrimp feed mill in Northern India, under public private partnership mode (PPP) between ICAR-CIBA, Chennai and Dr Attar Aqua Feed, Bhiwani, Haryana, started operation

ICAR-CIBA has developed a cost effective and quality feed shrimp feed using indigenous feed ingredients for vannamei farming, and the feed is promoted as the ‘Vanami Plus’. The technology is being transferred........

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CIBA-SCAFi Lecture Series: Dr.George Chamberlain, President, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), USA, delivered an invited Lecture on “Technological Advances in Global Shrimp farming” on 1st May, 2018, at CIBA, Chennai

Dr.George Chamberlain opened up his talk by touching up on the importance of seafood and production scenarios and related challenges. Globally, the growing awareness on the health ........

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Maharashtra Government initiatives on sustainable brackishwater aquaculture in partnership with ICAR-CIBA: Shri. Deepak Kesarkar, Honorable Minister for Home (Rural), Finance and Planning, Maharashtra visited ICAR- CIBA, on 19th April 2018

Honourable Minister of the state of Maharashtra, Shri. Deepak Kesarkar for Home (Rural), Finance and Planning and a team of officers in ministry visited CIBA’s Muttukadu experimental station, on 19th April 2018........

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SCAFi-CIBA lecture series: “GPS and Natural System Research”, by Dr. K.K. Ramachandran, Scientist and Head, Central Geomatics Lab, Group Head Atomspheric process group, National Centre for Earth science Studies (ESSO), Trivandrum, Ministry of Earth Sciences, GoI on 20th April 2018 at ICAR-CIBA

Dr. K.K. Ramachandran, Scientist and Head, Central Geomatics Lab, Group Head Atmospheric process group, National Centre for Earth science Studies, Trivandrum ESSO, Ministry of Earth Sciences, GoI has delivered an invited talk on “GPS and Natural System Research” at ICAR-CIBA on 20th April 2018.......

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ICAR-CIBA inks strategic Alliance with ‘The waterbase Ltd’ in the promotion of brackishwater aquaculture in the country

The Waterbase Ltd, one of the pioneering Indian company that manufactures high-quality shrimp feed signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICAR-CIBA on 10th April 2018, for a collaborative programme of eco-friendly shrimp feed technology. The collaboration programme will cover technical collaboration and partnership in the development of ecofriendly shrimp feed, the VanamiEcoplus......

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SCAFi-CIBA lecture series: “Challenges in the Indian Agricultural Research and Planning – a way forward”, by Dr. Mruthyunjaya, former National Director, NAIP, ICAR held on March 20, 2018

Dr. Mruthyunjaya, while giving his invited talk, revisited the landscape of Indian Agricultural Research System, and stressed that agricultural research should be society driven and agricultural scientists ought......

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ICAR-CIBA celebrated Krishi Unnati through Farmers-Scientists Meet

ICAR-CIBA organized a Farmers-Scientists meet on the occasion of ‘Krsihi Unnathi Mela’ and Prime ministers address, along with the project workshop on “Poverty alleviation through prevention and future control of the two major socioeconomically important diseases......

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ICAR CIBA Celebrated World Women’s Day at Koovathur village with farm women with the theme Empowerment through Brackishwater Aquaculture Farming

ICAR-CIBA, Chennai celebrated World Women’s Day at Keezar Kollai in Koovathur village of Kancheepuram district in Tamil Nadu on 8th March 2018, where CIBA is already engaged in creating alternate livelihood inirtiatives using CIBA-technologies, under the Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav vision. The theme of the programme was “Empowering farm women through brackishwater aquaculture” in consonance with the global theme of “Transformation of Women through empowerment.” About 80 farm women and 11 women staff from CIBA Chennai participated in the awareness programme and celebrations......

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NRG Feeds of West Bengal signs MOU, with ICAR-CIBA, Chennai on the technology transfer of, Polyculture feed (Poly Plus ), a cost-effective ‘desi’ formulated feed

ICAR-CIBA has developed cost effective and quality feed using indigenous feed ingredients for multispecies aquaculture, and the feed is promoted as the ‘Poly Plus’. This technology was successfully tested and demonstrated both in our farms and in the farmer’s ponds. The technology is being transferred to private entrepreneurs for up scaling and commercial production on a non-exclusive basis. ICAR-CIBA signed the MoU for the Poly plus with Mr. Kajal Kumar Roy, NRG Feeds at Joyrampur.....

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The 23rd Research Advisory Committee meeting of ICAR-CIBA was convened on 27th February 2018

ICAR-CIBA convened its 23rd Research Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting on 27th Feb 2018 in the headquarters, Chennai under the chairmanship of Dr K. Gopakumar, former DDG, Fisheries. Distinguished members of RAC, viz. Dr V.V. Sugunan, former ADG, Dr. K.M. Shankar, former Dean, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Dr G. Gopakumar, Emeritus Scientist, CMFRI, Dr Aparna Dixit, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, Dr S. N. Mohanty, former head, ICAR-CIFA and Dr Pravin Puthra, ADG (Marine Fisheries) reviewed the research activities of CIBA and provided directions for future research.....

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Open-water Integrated multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) initiatives in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra by CIBA-Chennai, is successful in providing livelihood support in west coast coastal communities

Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, IMTA, is the farming of species from different trophic levels with complementary ecosystem function. Here proximity of the farming communities to the brackishwater resources, helped to optimize the nutrient utilization/balance as well as economic returns, through farming of diverse species viz. fishes, bivalves, shrimps and crabs, catering to different ecological niches.....

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Scaling – Up of profitable brackishwater aquaculture technologies for doubling of farmers income in Kerala – CIBA emphasize on convergence approach, as a sustainable brackishwater farming model for the West Coast

ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture Chennai partnered in the ‘Aquaculture Kerala 2018 – A Blue Revolution Initiative’ organized by Kerala Aqua Farmers Federation at Kannur in Kerala State during 10th to 12th February 2018. The national seminar was inaugurated on 10th February 2018 by Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Honourable Chief Minister, Government of Kerala and in his address the Chief Minister stated that Government of Kerala will give support for promotion of aquaculture in Kerala through relevant policy including the leasing of public water resources and planning

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ICAR-CIBA and TANUVAS join hands for collaborative research programme

ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai & Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai joined hands for undertaking collaborative programmes in research, teaching, and extension in the areas of fisheries and animal sciences by signing a MoU on 13th February 2018 at TANUVAS, Chennai. Dr. K K Vijayan, Director, CIBA and Dr. T.J.Harikrishnan, Registrar, TANUVAS, Chennai signed the MoU document..

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ICAR CIBA Celebrated 69th Republic Day of India with traditions and culture

CIBA Chennai celebrated the 69th Republic Day of the country in a grand manner with traditional events and cultural programmes. Dr K K Vijayan, Director of the institute hoisted the tri-colour flag of the nation and delivered an address to the CIBA staff members and their family. He stated that Republic Day is celebrated to remember India’s own constitution which came into force on 26th of January in 1950.

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Ten days National Workshop on “Aquaculture Nutrition and Feed Technology” inaugurated at ICAR-CIBA, Chennai

The national workshop on “Aquaculture Nutrition and Feed Technology” was inaugurated by the CEO, Shri Ramakanth V. Akula of The Waterbase Ltd., a leading shrimp feed manufacturer in India on 3rd January, 2018 at ICAR - CIBA, Chennai. In his inaugural speech, he highlighted the importance of nutritional security for the growing Indian population and the scope of aquaculture in meeting the protein demand. He recorded his appreciation on the achievements of ICAR-CIBA in developing indigenous feed technologies and its subsequent commercialization for the benefit of brackishwater farmers in the country.

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ICAR- CIBA Signs MoU with Private Hatchery Partner for Transfer of Seabass Seed Production Technology

The hatchery technology for Asian Seabass Seed Production developed by ICAR- Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture for the first time in India, has been commercialized to a private aquaculture entrepreneur. This indigenous technology is an import substitute for Asian seabass hatchery technology.

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National Workshop on ‘Strategic Approach In Fisheries Sector on the Potential and Viability of Culturing Endemic and Exotic Species in India’ at ICAR-CIBA, Chennai

ICAR- CIBA organized a one day workshop on “Studying the potential and viability of culturing endemic and exotic species for aquaculture” on 29th December 2017 under the scheme “Strengthening of Database and Information Networking” programme of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare, Government of India. Dr. B. Meenakumari, Chairperson, National Biodiversity Authority inaugurated the workshop and emphasised the importance of cataloguing of exotic fish species in India and stressed the co-ordination of national bodies like ICAR institutes, National biodiversity and State Fisheries departments to create region wise quarantine facilities in order to address the biosecurity concerns in Indian context, with reference to the exotic species and pathogens.

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New Year 2018 at ICAR-CIBA


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ICAR-CIBA Developed a Working Model to Scale up the distribution of “Soil and Water Heath Cards” to Brackishwater Aquaculture Farmers

Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture is the first institute initiated the distribution of soil and water health cards (SWHC) in fisheries sector. The Institute has distributed about 705 SWHCs since 2015. As it is not possible to issue the SWHCs to a large number of aquaculture farmers by collecting and analyzing the samples throughout the country by the Institute, CIBA developed a working model by impressing upon the fisheries colleges and private aquaculture laboratories existing in a particular district to analyze the samples at free of cost.

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Fisheries Commissioner Telangana State visited ICAR-CIBA

In order to explore the feasibility of vannamei farming in low saline waters of land locked state of Telangana, Dr. C. Suvarna, Commissioner of Fisheries, Telangana State along with Fisheries Department officials visited ICAR-CIBA on 18.12.2017. Dr.G.Gopikrishna, Head of NGDB division and Director (I/C) explained about the profile of CIBA. Dr.S.V.Alavandi, HOD, AAHED gave a presentation on research activities and accomplishments of CIBA..

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ICAR-CIBA technologies in brackishwater aquaculture elicited huge interest in the ‘Aqua Goa Fish Festival.’ Hosted by Government of Goa during 7-10th December 2017

ICAR-CIBA, Chennai showcased the novel technologies at the exhibition ‘Aqua Goa Fish Festival, Panaji, Goa’ organized by the Government of Goa during 7th to 10th December 2017. Smt. Mridula Sinha, Hon’ble Governor of Goa & Shri. Manohar Parikar, Chief Minister of Goa visited the ICAR –CIBA Stall on 7th December 2017 and interacted with the scientists about brackishwater aquaculture technologies developed by CIBA. They also stressed for effective convergence through strategic planning between Government of Goa and CIBA for large scale promotion of brackishwater aquaculture in Goa State. Shri.Parikar sought special focus on Asian seabass and shrimp farming in Goa.

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Propagation of native, Indian white shrimp (Penaeus indicus) in the northern Kerala, as a ‘monsoon crop’ during May to September months

In continuation with the multi-location culture demonstration of Penaeus indicus carried out along different coastal states, ICAR-CIBA has taken initiative in producing the indigenous ‘Desi’ shrimp with support of NFDB. A partnership farming model of Indian white shrimp P. indicus was taken up in Kannur (northern Kerala) under the project on “Upgradation of Breeding and Culture Technology of Indian White Shrimp through stock evaluation and culture demonstration” for the performance evaluation of P. indicus. The farming inputs such as seed and feed (‘indicus plus’) and technical knowhow were provided by the institute.

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Propagation of native, Indian white shrimp (Penaeus indicus) in Sirkhazhi, Tamil Nadu

Scientists from ICAR-Central institute of brackishwater aquaculture (CIBA), a premier research institute in the country, are exploring ways to increase farmer’s profitability by promoting species diversification. Though exotic shrimp vannamei has totally captured coastal aquaculture diaspora contributing almost 4.06 lakh tonnes with Rs 26,000 crores, this has its demerit as single species and imported broodstock dependence and emerging disease problems (like EHP, white fecal disease) besides loss due to viral diseases -WSSV etc. It is more appealing to try out new avenues and species when farmers are failing to get successful shrimp crop due to extreme physico-chemical condition (high salinity) and disease prevalence. Research are conducted at ICAR-CIBA to assess the performance of the Indian white shrimp P. indicus, which is native of India, in terms of growth, productivity, etc., in comparison with non-native shrimps. Successful farming trials of this desi shrimp have been conducted in many maritime states (Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Gujarat) under National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) funded project to demonstrate and promote this indigenous species as an complementary species as envisaged under “Make in India” programme.

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Agricultural Education Day Celebrated at ICAR-CIBA, Chennai

Food is our basic need and agriculture is a unique occupation which supplies food and provide raw materials for other sectors to survive. Elders have rightly said that if farmers’ hands are slackened even the ascetic state will fail. Healthy food is important and it is imperative to connect the people who produce the food for others. Agriculture, the noble profession has the potential to eradicate poverty, unemployment and enhance the prosperity of the nation. Nevertheless, there has been a growing disconnect between agriculture and national development which needs to be refocused. A favourable attitude towards agriculture needs be inculcated among the students because teaching a student is tantamount to educating a family.

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ICAR- CIBA Celebrated World Fisheries Day Celebrations at Koovathur Village, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu

The World Fisheries Day was established to draw attention to the importance of fisheries and fish farming and to focus to the issues such as, overfishing, habitat destruction and other serious threats to the sustainability of global marine and freshwater resources. CIBA celebrated this day on 21st November 2017 at Keelarkollai village in Koovathur Panchayat of Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu in convergence with about 120 villagers including fishers, tribals, rural youth and local leaders. Koovathur is a diversified village with crop husbandry, animal husbandry and fisheries as major occupation. The CIBA team is working with the villagers disseminated the aquaculture technologies, which can provide alternate livelihood opportunities, to increase their income. The hapa based seabass nursery rearing has already initiated in the village.

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Doubling farmers income through inland low saline shrimp farming in South Western Punjab: ICAR-CIBA initiative under skill India Programme

South Western Punjab in India possess abundant resources of inland saline groundwater, similar to brackishwater with salinities ranging from 3 to 15 ppt. The districts of Bathinda, Muktsar, Fazilka and parts of Mansa have regions with underlying low saline ground water; hence agricultural productivity in this region is low as compared to the rest of the regions in Punjab owing to poor soil fertility, insufficient irrigation network and the absence of a major river system flowing through the region. Farmers in this region earn an income of Rs. 30,000 to 50,000/acre from a crop based activities based on market prices, rain and type of crop cultivated. Inland shrimp farming using the amended low saline water is an alternate farming technology option, with a crop duration of 90-120 days for doubling farmers’ income through production of high value shrimp along with employment generation and societal development.

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Under the Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA) Programme of ICAR: ICAR-CIBA’s initiative on innovative student project module on brackishwater aquaculture

Farming in land or water is the noble occupation and farmers consider it as their way of life. As on day, India is self-sufficient and self-reliant in food production and also exporting food grains. However, due to less profitability and an attitudinal bias towards city based jobs participation of younger generation in farming is taking a beat. The younger generation is technology savvy and socially networked and hence the outlook of farming needs a change to catch their imagination, by providing them opportunity to get exposure with farming activities. The educated youth look at farming as a need, being a food production sector, also to understand the scope for self-employment and economic benefits. They need innovative, profitable farming modules which are inspiring, challenging and profitable to consider farming as a profession or a career. Attracting and facilitating the educated youth to farming is the only way to keep the farming in perpetuity and feed the people in the days to come.

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ICAR-CIBA participated in the national event and the exhibition elicited huge interest among the students, entrepreneurs and public in brackishwater aquaculture

ICAR-CIBA participated as the Nodal Institute for ICAR in the “3rd India International Science Festival – 2017” held at Anna University, Chennai during 13-16 October 2017. The mega event with national science exhibition, Science and Technology Ministers Conclave, National Science Teachers Workshop, India International Science Film Festival, Grassroots innovators submit , National Start-Up Submit, attempt of students in Guinness Book of World Record, outreach programmes in R & D labs, etc., was inaugurated by Dr.Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences on 13th October 2017 at Anna University grounds.

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Director's Message...
Present day Indian shrimp farming almost entirely depends on aquaculture of exotic white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei .
Sole dependence on a single species cast doubt about the sustainability of Indian shrimp farming.
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