ICAR- Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR- CIBA) participated in the Krishi mela organized by Sasya Shyamala Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI), Sonarpur, West Bengal during February 14-16, 2023. The main themes of the Krishi mela were Natural farming and Farmers Producers Organizations (FPO). There were several technical sessions on the above-mentioned subjects during the Krishi mela. The event was inaugurated by Swami Shivapurnaanandaji Maharaj, Assistant Administrative Head, RKMVERI.
Dr. Sanjoy Das, Dr. N.S. Sudheer, Mr. I.F. Biju and Mrs. Chhanda Majumder represented ICAR-CIBA in the Krishi Mela and organized institute stall exhibiting the achievements and technologies developed by the institute along with aquariums of brackishwater candidate species. More than 2000 people including aquaculture farmers, students and entrepreneurs visited the stall of ICAR-CIBA. The leaflets describing major achievements of ICAR- CIBA were distributed to various stakeholders. There were 38 exhibition stalls including nine ICAR institutes participated in the Krishi mela exhibition. ICAR-CIBA was judged as the best exhibition stall of the Krishi mela. The event concluded with a brief valedictory programme on 16th February, 2023.