A well-known institute for its research and extension programmes in Freshwater Aquaculture is Central institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The institute has strived hard to become the leading centre of ‘Carp Farming in India’ under NACA. Its objective is to delve into the best and varied freshwater Aquaculture practices which can enhance fish production and benefit the farmers and fishermen.Central Institute of Freshwater Aquacultureis running devoted scientific and training programmes to evolve diversified methods to cultivate viable fish production systems. The institute has 5 Regional Research Centres across the country equipped with modern technologies and Research Scholars.
ICAR ,Ministry of Agriculture
Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Spread over 140 hectares of Land in Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
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1. Impeccable facilities: The Centre has excellent infrastructure and modern amenities to facilitate the research work. It has got its own Wet Lab, Hatchery, Feed Mill, Computer Centre, Workshops, Auditorium, Library, Farmer’s Hostel etc.
2. Commercialized Technologies and Business Promotion Centre: The institute is rigorously working on evolving diversified freshwater aquaculture practices and Technologies. It has also come up with many chemical and preventive technologies which are commercialized and used by fishermen and hatchery-operators to prevent fishes etc. from diseases.
3. Regional Research Centres: The Institute has devoted researchers and scientists who are conducting experiments and research in its research centres to accomplish the objectives of the Institute. The Institute also runs designated training and extension programmes for young scholars, farmers and fishermen for their better understanding on the subject.
4. Awards and Recognition: It is the Top-Notch Centre for Carp farming, operated number of projects for United Nation and also known as Best ICAR Institution. Its scientists have been honored for their research works by prestigious awards.