ICAR-CIBA Chennai signed a MOU with the Aquaculture Development Cooperative Society (ADCOS) on the 25th March, 2019 to train the aqua farmers
ICAR-CIBA, Chennai trained aqua farmer wins national recognition
Friday, July 17, 2020, 00:10 (GMT + 9)
Chennai - The Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai has won the national recognition with a shrimp farmer who has been handheld by the institute and adopted CIBA technologies bagging the prestigious Jagjivan Ram Innovative Farmer award. Shri.T Purushothaman, a leading shrimp farmer from Kerala got the award instituted by he Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The award is in recognition of his outstanding contributions for the development of diversified aquaculture practices utilising the technological advancements.
An experienced aqua-farmer who specially focuses on farming indigenous species by strictly follows scientific principles, Shri Purushothaman adopted various technologies of the Central Institute of Brackiswater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai which helped him develop innovative practices such as zero water exchange system of indigenous shrimp farming and multi-trophic species diversification. The award includes a cash cheque of Rs 50,000 and citation.
Utilising the brackishwater resources, both ponds and open water bodies, he optimised his farm resources by integrating farming of brackishwater fish and shrimp with vegetable cultivation on farm bunds. Mr. Purushothaman used species such as indigenous shrimps (Tiger shrimp and Indian white shrimp), Asian seabass, milkfish, pearlspot and green mussel for the farming by adopting novel farming systems like cages, pens and rope culture methods which in turn helped him enhance overall production and profit. Purushothaman, who hails from Kannur, is operating 4.5 ha water spread area and two acres of aquaculture ponds.
During the last five years, this is the fourth time the CIBA is bagging ICAR's fish farmer award.
About the Jagjivan Ram Innovative Farmer Award
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) announces this award every year in order to recognise the outstanding contributions of innovative farmers for initiatives in development adoption, modification and dissemination of improved technology and practices for increased income with sustainability.