trout farming in India- status and prospectus with particular
reference to health management
in collaboration with Indian Council of Agriculture
at Shimla, Himachal
Pradesh on 24th
& 25th May, 2004
you are aware that under the Indo-Norwegian programme of
‘Institutional Cooperation Programme’ a research project
health studies under rainbow trout farming in Himachal
Pradesh’ is in operation between the
department of Fisheries, Government of Himachal Pradesh and
National Veterinary Institute, Oslo, Norway. Initiated
during October 2002, the project has succeeded in achieving
the major targets viz. control of viral spread in state
trout farms, visit and training of Norwegian and Indian
scientists, establishment of Pathological Laboratory in
Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh etc. It goes to the credit
of this prestigious project that trout production at the
farm has been revived and a stock of over 8 metric tonnes of
healthy rainbow trout has been made available for sale.
Similarly, the other trout farming units setup in private
sector have also revived their farming activities.
one of the significant activities under the above said NORAD
assisted project relates holding of a workshop on trout
health & hygiene as such a National workshop entitled ‘trout
farming in India- status and prospectus with particular
reference to health management’is
being organized in collaboration with Indian Council of
Agriculture Research at Shimla,
Himachal Pradesh on 24th
& 25th May, 2004. The main
objective of this workshop is to highlight the development
made in this transfer technology project of trout farming
under Norwegian aided project. The other focal issues of
discussion are extension of evolved technology in order to
ameliorate economic condition of hill inhabitants. The
workshop is likely to be participated by officials of Govt.
of India, Director Fisheries of hill states, Scientists of
Indian Council of Agriculture Research Institutes, field
programmes, trout growers and state officials.
We are grateful to the Hon’ble Minister of Animal
Husbandry & Fisheries Sh. Harsh Mahajan Ji for inaugurating
this workshop on ‘Trout farming in India- Status & prospects
with particular reference to health management’ As all of us
know, fisheries especially trout farming is very dear to him and
so is he deeply concerned with the welfare of poor fishermen and
their community, We look forward to using his good office in
implementing the ambitious trout promotion programme for enhancing
the status of mountainous fisheries. Sir, we are sure that you
will be generous in providing requisite support and financial
muscles to this department.
workshop being held in collaboration in Indian Council of
Agriculture Research acquires all the more significance with the
presence of Sh. S.S. Parmar, Additional Chief Secretary,
Government of Himachal Pradesh. His presence indicates his concern
for fisheries and we feel assured of his support and help. Sir we
welcome you in this meet.Participation
of our worthy Secretary Ms. Bharti S Sihag & Additional
Secretary Ms. Madhu Sharma who were constant source of help and
inspiration in holding this workshop is also a sense of pride for
us and we are thankful for their presence.
really feel honoured with the presence of Dr. P.L. Narayana,
Chief, Monitoring Unit, NORAD in this event. Dr. Narayana provided
us all the support & encouragement and much needed finance. We
are thankful to him, as without his help it would have been never
possible to conduct this workshop.
have special words of thanks for fisheries luminaries in the name
of Dr. S.N. Diwedi, Ex. Additional Secretary (DOD) Dr. P.V.
Dehadrai, former DDG ICAR, Dr. K.L. Sehgal, former Director NRC
& Coldwater and Dr. Y.R. Malhotra, Ex VC Jammu University who
have graced the occasion. We profoundly thank Dr. DPS Chauhan,
Deputy Commissioner (Fisheries), government of India who is really
a link between state department & Government of India and it
has always his endeavor to help the state government. We are
highly grateful to him. We also thank Dr. Y.S. Yadava, Member
Secretary Aquaculture Authority of India who have taken all the
pain for participation in this workshop. We also owe thanks to Dr.
S.N. Ogale, Environmental Officer,
Lonavala farm for taking all the pain for coming from Maharashtra.
Weam also thankful Director’s of national fisheries, Indian
Council of Agriculture Research and their scientists,
participation of universities and representatives of the
organizations viz. NABARD, MPEDA, ZSI especially Dr. Dhanzee from
Agriculture University, Palampur Dr. M.K. Jyoti from Jammu
workshop would have lost its meaning without that participation of
state government as such we are thankful to Director Fisheries
J&K, Dr. N. Quarashi, Director Fisheries Uttranchal Sh.
Chenyal, and Director Haryana all the colleagues.
have also deep words of thanks to Ms. Pernilla Simolin, Scientist,
National Veterinary Institute, Oslo, Norway. We value her concern
and efforts in the revival of trout farming in the state.
will be failing in our duty if we miss words of gratitude towards
NIC and their dedicated team of officers. The support received from NIC in the
execution and publicity of this workshop is deeply acknowledged by
then I bow with respect and admiration to the star-studded galaxy
of participants in this workshop. It is indeed overwhelming
experience such an august company. But it would be difficult for
me to mention every one individually.
am also grateful to the press who has been very kind to be present
on the occasion to cover the inauguration of the workshop.