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03 November 2017 - One week Vocational training organized by KVK, Barnala on "Fish Farming"

 Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University’s Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Barnala organized a one week duration vocational training  on “Fish Farming” for self employment under the guidance of Dr. Prahalad Singh Tanwar, Associate Director (Training), KVK Handiaya (Barnala). A total 22 rural youths and farmers from 14 villages of 4 districts of Punjab namely Barnala, Sangrur, Mansa and Bathinda were participated in the training programme. Dr. P. S. Tanwar inaugurated the training said that fish farming is an emerging area for self employment and fish meat is beneficial for health from nutrient point of view. He also said that a number of ponds already existed in different villages of Barnala district and these ponds may utilize for fish production after little modifications and Gram Panchaya may get extra income from such types of ponds by starting fish farming. He also said that KVK is implementing a number of programs for farming community and farmers may get benefit by these programs by contacting KVK, Handiaya.

Course coordinator Sh. Khushvir Singh, Assistant Professor, Fisheries, gave theoretical and practical knowledge for construction of fish pond, different types of fishes, breeding & rearing of fishes, their integration with agriculture and livestock farming systems for efficient recycling of waste, various diseases and their control, seasonal management, preparation of fish feed and management of fish pond in detail. More emphasis was given on practical aspects of the fish farming.

Dr. Surender Singh informed on livestock management practices during integrated fish cum livestock farming. Dr. Kamaldeep Singh delivered lecture on integrated fish cum agriculture. Dr. Suryendra Singh delivered a lecture on Integrated farming system. Dr. Harjot Singh also shared his knowledge on integrated fish cum horticulture crops.

An exposure visit of trainees was also arranged at Sukhminder Singh’s Fish cum Pig farm for demonstration of integrated fish cum pig farming at village Upali district Barnala.

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