A three day training program on Ornamental Fish Farming is being held at the College of Fisheries, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur.. The three day program, consisting of 8 training programs is being sponsored by National Fisheries Development Board, Department of Fisheries, Hyderabad; Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Government of India
The fourth training program concluded today, where Dr. L L Sharma, former Dean of Fisheries College said that the trainees can start their own business by adopting new techniques of Ornamental Fish Farming. Dr. Sharma exhorted the trainees on the various dimensions of colored fish farming. He said that setting up of aquariums in homes, private schools and hospitals has increased. Apart from this, the city of Udaipur is an important tourist destination, where the business of Ornamental Fish can out to be a good source of income.
Program coordinator Dr. B.K Sharma provided detailed information to the trainees on the schemes and utility of training of National Fisheries Development Board. He expressed his gratitude for the important role played by the Department of Fisheries, Government of Rajasthan in the acceptance of the training program, by the NFBD.
Earlier in the program Dr. Sharma advised the trainees to adopt Ornamental Fish Farming business and also gave a message to set an example for the society by improving the income from this business and improving their standard of living as well as generating employment. Dr. B.K. Sharma called for making this information available to the general public. Trainees from Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Pali, Nagore, Rajsamand and other nearby districts participated in this program.
During the three-day training, the trainees were taken thorugh the process of setting up aquariums apart from knowledge sharing on aquatic plants, different types of ornamental fish species and their breeding processes through experiential narratives and movies.
On the second day of the training, the trainees visited the Aquagallery located at Fatehsagar Lake and got information on more than 150 species of Ornamental Fish.