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AICRP on PET Center at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar
The use of plastics has revolutionized the agricultural production systems e.g., field crops, vegetables, fruits, fishery, animal production, etc. Enough technologies have been developed in this direction, which are being used by farming communities all over the country. The ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Project on “Plasticulture Engineering & Technology” formerly known as “Application of Plastics in Agriculture”. The AICRP on PET center at ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar is working on the use of plastics in aquaculture and has developed few gadgets and systems made of partially or fully with different plastic materials. The design and fabrication of these plastic gadgets and systems have been done considering the biological requirements of the aquaculture. The new plastic gadgets/systems with the blend of aquaculture techniques are being used for biodiversity conservation, production enhancement per unit area, and employment and entrepreneurship generation in fisheries sector.
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Portable FRP Carp Hatchery
Portable carp hatchery fully made up of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) has been suitably designed and developed for small/marginal fish farmers. The system is suitable for small scale breeding with production capacity of 10-12 lakhs spawn in one operation. The hatchery possesses several advantages viz., i) easy transportation to different locations, ii) easy to install and operate, iii) requirement of less water for breeding and spawn production, iv) requirement of less space for installation and can even be placed on a pond dyke, v) easy to repair and replace minor fittings, and vi) low capital investment.
The FRP Carp Hatchery System (for production of 1.0 million spawn per operation) consists of four major parts i.e.,
- Breeding/ spawning pool
- Hatching/ incubation pool
- Egg/ spawn collection chamber, and
- Overhead storage tank/ water supply system
The Breeding pool is of 2.15 m diameter, 0.9 m height, 1:22 bottom slope and 3409 liter capacity (operation capacity: 2950 liter). To provide water circulation inside the breeding pool 5 numbers of 15 mm diameter rigid PVC elbows, carrying nipples fitted in the same direction. A single point water inlet of 25 mm diameter is also fitted at the sidewall of the bottom. All the water inlet pipes are inter connected and fitted with individual full way valves to regulate the flow of water. One shower is provided at the top for better aeration. The flow rate during egg collection is maintained 1.0-1.5 l/sec. The system is suitable for fish breeding of 20-24 kg of carps (both male and female) in single operation.
The Hatching or incubation pool is of 1.4 m diameter, 0.98 m height, 1400 liter total volume and 1200 liter net egg incubation volume with a FRP inner chamber (0.4 m diameter and 90 cm height covered with nylon bolting cloth of 0.25 mm mesh to filter the excess water to the drain), water supply system through six numbers of 15 mm diameter duck-mouths fitted at the bottom of the hatchery at 45o angle. It also has drainage outlets fitted at the center and at the outer chamber of the pool. It has the capacity of hatching 1.0 - 1.2 million eggs per operation. The flow rate in the pool during operation is maintained at 0.3-0.4 l/sec.
The Eggs/ spawn collection tank is rectangular size of 1.0 ´ 0.5 ´ 0.5 m with 250 liter water holding capacity. The water level in the tank is maintained at a height of 0.45 m (net water volume 225 liter) by fixing the drainpipe of 63 mm diameter at a distance of 38.7 cm from the bottom. Cotton inner hapa of the tank size is fixed inside it to collect eggs/ spawn from breeding/ incubation pool, respectively.
The Water storage tank (not supplied with the unit) of minimum capacity 2000 liter is required to operate the hatchery unit. The breeding pool and hatching pool are connected to the water storage tank separately or together in the same water line.
Species Suitable for Breeding
The system is suitable in field conditions for breeding of most of the cultured Asiatic carps in India. With some modifications, this system has been used for breeding of Magur (Clarias batrachus); Pangasianodon hypophthalmus; Pabda (Ompok bimaculatus); Tengra (Mystus vittatus & M. gulio); Silver barb (Puntius sp.), etc. In lean season the system can be used for ornamental fish rearing or common carp breeding
Portable FRP Magur Hatchery
Portable magur hatchery fully made up of fibreglass reinforced plastics (FRP) has been designed and developed by ICAR-CIFA, Kausalyaganga for fish farmers, keeping in view its easy transport to different farm sites, low water consumption, easy installation and operation. It is suitable to produce 50,000 fingerlings in one operation. Its components are as follows:
Rectangular Larval Rearing Tank
FRP larval rearing tank is having dimension – 4.0 m (Length) x 0.9 m (Breath) x 0.35 m (Height). Five numbers of continuous stringers of hat section type are given at the bottom and sides to take care of stiffening. A bottom outlet is given with 25 mm diameter socket and plug for removal of water from the tank.
Round Larval Rearing Tank
Circular FRP tank with size 1.5 m diameter and 0.35 m height.
Hatchery (Circular type)
FRP hatchery tank is having diameter 1.5 m, height 0.35 m, and a central outlet of 63 mm diameter at the bottom. The tank is supporting type with a bottom clearance of 75 mm to 100 mm for the outlet pipe to pass outside. Four numbers of duck mouths are fixed equidistant at side walls just above the bottom. Proper stringers of hat section type are given at the bottom to take care of stiffening of the tank and for bottom clearance.
Fish Feeding Equipments
Fish feed is the major constituents in different aquaculture production systems. The economy of a fish farm is strongly dependent on the efficiency with which the fish utilize the food supply. Feed account for more than 50-70% of the total operating costs depending on the type of feed used, and the intensity of their management practices. The knowledge about both metabolic needs and feeding behavior of fish is necessary to develop proper feeding strategy. The benefits of different feeders and feeding systems have been reported over time. The demand and automatic fish feeding equipments are advantageous over manual feeding. Manual feeding involves not only manpower but also it leads, quite often to over feeding, waste of food and pollution of water.
- Automatic Fish Feeder
An Electro-magnet operated automatic fish feed dispenser of 30 l capacity consisting of four major components viz., Feed hopper, Hopper lid, Housing box and Floating buoy is designed and fabricated for operation in aquaculture system. The feed dispenser is fabricated using FRP material. The housing box incorporates an opening-closing mechanism (Sliding door), electro-magnet/ solenoid switch, transformer, time switches and contractor inside the box. The split-sliding doors fitted with the channel are mounted inside the housing box below the opening of the feed hopper. The ends of the sliding door are connected directly with the soft iron core of the solenoid by mechanical fastener. The sliding movement of door starts when the magnet is energized. The quantity of feed delivered per activation cycle is controlled by adjusting the dials of the captive segments of the timer which can be radically pulled out or pressed in while rotating, when actuating mechanisms come in contact with the pulled out segments. The total feeding unit is placed on the floating structure consisting of HDPE floats fixed on a wooden frame for easy loading of feed materials inside the feed hopper and for its easy installation at the pond site. Research trials indicated that the pellets of 2.5 mm diameter can be delivered at the rate of 993 – 2491 g / cycle with 5.6-39.5 % error at 5 to 15 sec., respectively. The feeder being automatic and suitable for multi feeding on timely basis, resulted in the reduction of feed by 16-19% and saving of time in 31-36% in comparison to the broadcasting method, and thereby providing the farmers with an efficient technique of fish production with minimum efforts.
- Demand Fish Feeder
It was developed in the year 2009 with the aim to increase the efficiency in feeding techniques and reduced efforts in manual feeding, and thereby reducing the expenses incurred by the farmers in giving excess feed. The main components of the feeder are 30 l capacity feed hopper and activated mechanisms. The feeder is designed to be installed in a pond with the activating mechanism extending into the water through an activator rod. The activating mechanism includes a steel bait rod, feed platform, feed protecting cover and a pendulum or feeding tray in case of sinking feed. The feed drops by gravity onto an adjustable acrylic feed platform when fish activates the rod. Feed drops by gravity onto an adjustable acrylic feed platform positioned below the hopper and above the water level. An acrylic tube protects the feed platform, which was fitted with hopper. The bait-rod is suspended from the conical tube on V- shaped steel wire that holds the rod. The feeder has been designed to be suspended from a MS pipe stand with the activating mechanism extending into the water through the conical portion of the hopper. It is capable of feeding the ponds of 0.1 ha and which upon its testing resulted in an efficiency of 15% in comparison to the hand feeding techniques. The features such as low cost, maintenance free use, easy to install and operate best suited for the pond/ tanks/ raceways thereby allowing the farmers in the adaption of the technology at a faster rate.
Mobile Fish Vending Unit
The AICRP on PET center at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar has designed and developed a prototype fish vending carriage to be fitted on a three wheeler trolley for enabling the fish vendors to sell more amounts of fish in the market in a single day and that too in a hygienic way. This can be used for vending maximum up to 100 kg fish in ice at any time of the day. Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is the base material for the carriage. It is 4’x2’9”x2’6” in terms of dimension. The specialty of the carriage is its unibody design as all the facilities and equipments are integrated in to it. An ice box of size 2’x2’9”x2’6” is integrated in the carriage box and packed with 1” thick Polyurethane Foam to serve the insulation factor. The cutting tool is made removable and more than one type of cutting tool can be used. There is also provision of water storage tank of around 20 litre capacity and waste collection crate chamber in the carriage. Tool box is also provided for keeping the cutting tools, money box and other items required during the marketing process.
Live Fish Transportation Tank
Transportation of live fishes in large quantities is always a problem for aquaculture due to lack of proper transporting devices. Use of oxygen filled polyethylene bags is popular among the fish farmers for transportation of fish seed. Transportation of larger fishes including brooders is still a difficult task. Considering the above factors, FRP live fish transportation tank was designed, fabricated and field-tested to carter the needs of fish transportation. It is rectangular in shape (1.6´0.8´1.0 m) with volume 1,280 l suitable for transporting in a jeep trailer or in a power trailer / trolley. It is provided with a top door of 0.66 ´ 0.4 m for water filling and loading of fishes, and a rear side door of 0.3 x 0.25 m at the bottom to drain the water and to release fishes. A vent pipe of 25 mm is provided at the top for facilitating the supply of air / oxygen at the time of necessity. The tank is well suited for transportation of live table fishes for marketing. The experiment indicated that carps of 425 – 1,095 g require 19.74 -70.58 mg O2 / kg fish / hr. The transportation tank with 1,000 l of water fill is able to transport around 100 kg of carps varying the size from 425 – 1,095 g for one hour with partial oxygenation for 10 minutes at every 30 minutes (Aravindakshan et. al 2000 b). The field trials indicated that the system is suitable to transport the live fishes within the radius of 50 km.
Periphyton Growth on Colored Plastic Sheets
The growth of periphyton on plastic sheets serves as the source of natural food for fishes in pond culture system. The production of periphyton in aquaculture ponds pose to reduce the dependency of fishes on artificial feeds and hence by reducing the cost of production of fish for better economic returns. In one experiment setup, iron rods were used to make a frame on which the coloured plastic sheets were fitted in a zig zag manner and the total frame was kept submerged inside water in the pond. Due to this, normal movement of fish in the pond inside the frame zone got bit restricted. So, in order to get the normal fish movement, a different experimental setup was redesigned. The design consisted of a floating sealed 6” dia PVC pipe with hangers for holding colored plastic sheets. Aluminum flats were used to make the hanger clamps for holding ½” PVC pipe from which the plastic sheets were hung. Another ½” PVC pipe was used to act as the sinker to help the plastic sheet hung to get submerged into the water column. The experiment was carried out in two ponds of size 0.1 ha each at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar. Each pond was stocked with 500 fingerlings of IMC. The PVC floating hangers with different colored plastic sheets were installed in one pond and the other was kept without floaters and plastic sheets. Both the ponds were applied with floating fish feed @ 2% of the total fish biomass. Periphytic growth, fish growth and water parameters of each pond were monitored every month. By the end of the experiment, the fishes grew 15% (average) more in the ponds with plastic sheets. It was found that the red colour plastic sheet showed maximum periphytic growth in terms of volume followed by white, blue, black and green. As per the quantitative analysis, on red color sheet more growth was found followed by white, black, blue and green respectively. As per the qualitative analysis the following genera were found on the plastic sheets:
Green Algae (Botryoccoccus, Chaetophora, Microspora, Pediastrum, Navicula, Fragilaria, Protococcus, Cladophora)
Blue –Green Algae (Anabaena, Nostoc, Phormidium, Rivularia, Oscilatoria)
Desmids (Desmidium, Gonatozygon, Micrasterias, Mesotaenium, Closterium, Spirotaenia);
Diatoms (Cocconeis, Diatoms, Gyrosigma, Nitzschia, Pinnularia, Stephanodiscus, Synedra)
Design plan of the PVC Floating Hanger
Polyhouse/ Greenhouse Ponds
The technology was mainly developed for the low temperature regions, where the temperatures range below 250C. The technology mainly comprised of the two different setups which basically differed in their construction. Te first one being the GI framed polyhouse made out of GI pipes and LDPE film of 200 micron thickness, and the second one being the Bamboo framed even span polyhouse. The results indicated that polyhouse ponds showed 4.50-6.25oC more water temperature than open fishponds and the fish growth inside greenhouse was better in terms of weight-gain and survival due to prevailing higher water temperature. The plankton production was also higher in the polyhouse ponds because of temperature effect which in turn posed to be a reason in higher productivity.
A technique has been developed at ICAR-CIFA to line fishpond with plastic liners. Side slopes of pond were designed as per the angle of repose of the soil. Steps at the vertical interval of 50 cm were provided on the whole side slopes of the pond, and a channel 30 ´ 30 cm on top of it was cut for the purpose of anchoring the LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) sheets, thus, preventing the sheets on the bed and sides of the pond from sliding down. A sand layer of 15 cm thick was made below the liner to smoothen the pond surface and also to provide stability to the liner. Two fishponds of size 11 ´ 7 m top surface area were lined with LDPE (250 micron) sheets covering bottom as well as sides of the pond to control seepage at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar farm. Plastic liner was then covered with soil of 15-30 cm depth to simulate pond condition of earthen pond. LDPE sheets were joined by folding the sheets and pouring hot bitumen inside the folds and pressing it with iron. The cost of lining came out to be Rs 60/m2 (based on 2006 price).
Poly-tent Solar Drier (PSD) for Fish
Poly tent drier 8’ x 8’ x 6’ has been designed using UV film of 200 micron. It is portable. Highest temperature recorded in a sunny day was 49.40C and lowest temperature 300C. Inside temperature of 43-450C was maintained for four hours. The poly-tent dried maximum load of 200 kg fish silage of moisture 75% up to 30% in three days. In one experiment Markendi (small indigenous fish) was tried to develop dry fish in the Polytent solar dryer (PSD). Six hours of active drying (9 AM to 5 PM) was taken for the experiment. During the active drying period in April – May, 2014, the outside temperature range was 38 – 440C; inside temperature 48 – 560C and drying rate was calculated to be 60 g/hr. Initial moisture of 75.5% in the markendi fish was reduced to 8.1% after 12 hours of active drying, giving an excellent dry fish.
Silo Fish Rearing System
Increased fish production can be achieved through horizontal and vertical expansion of the aquaculture systems. Silo, hi-tech aquaculture system comes under the vertical one. Culture of fishes in silos/ vertical-tire system is a new approach, where, the stocking densities are dependent on the volume of water as well as to the height of silos. In order to have low space requirement, FRP silos for recirculatory aquaculture system have been designed and developed at AICRP on PET Centre at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar, where flow-through facility can easily be incorporated for high fish production. FRP silos of 9999, 6666 and 3333 liter capacities with respective heights of 2.7, 1.8 and 0.9 m, each two numbers were fabricated and installed for experimentation purpose. The diameter of the silo is kept 2.15 m. The system is integrated with aeration facility, water recirculation, and biological filtration unit and demand feeders for fish feeding.
Cages for Aquaculture
Cages are most suitable for culture of fishes in large water bodies where the general pond aquacultural practices are not feasible. The size of the cages vary according to the need, species of culture, depth and size of the water body, wind velocity, water current, availability of finance, expertise, materials, etc. Easiness of stocking, harvesting, feeding and monitoring of biological parameters along with the high production potential in the system make it quite adaptable to the aquaculturists. Floating plastic cages were designed and fabricated using Rigid PVC pipes and FRP floats. The cages of 3.0´3.0´1.5 m size each of 6 numbers were arranged in parallel in two rows with a wooden catwalk in between. In each corner of all the cage chambers, FRP floats (45 cm diameter and 32. cm height) were attached to hold the total structure above the water surface. One 3-inch diameter RPVC (Sch-80) was fitted in the centre of the float and was equipped with four numbers of RPVC short pieces (63´250 mm) in a crosswise direction from the top at distances of 7.5, 17.5, 27.5 and 37.5 cm respectively. To make the cage frame for holding nets, 2-inch diameter RPVC (Sch-80) was pushed inside the socket in all directions with nuts and bolts. Five numbers of metallic/ plastic drums (25 l capacity) were used for providing floating support to the wooden catwalk. The number of cages can be varied as per the culture load and species to be reared. These types of cages are suitable for use as floating nurseries. Other types of cages designed and fabricated at the center included the circular ones of 5.0 and 7.0 m diameter made of 75 mm OD HDPE pipes (double collar) with vertical fencing suitable for fish production. The rectangular cages of 13.0´7.0 m size with two chambers were made of GI pipe structures supported with HDPE drum floats suitable for reservoirs having more than 5.0 m depth for rearing different fish species.
Floating Nurseries for Different Stages of Carp Seed Rearing
The technology of floating cage nursery with the dimensions of (1 m x 1m x 1m) for different stages of carp seed rearing was started in the year 2015 with the objective to rear carp seed from spawn to fingerlings stage in the designed floating nurseries in reservoirs. The set up consisted of cages with different mesh size nets attached to the PVC pipe frame structures constructed to float in water. The seeds were reared up to fingerlings and the results indicated that the survival rates were higher for the 1/40 mesh size at a rate of 25.66 % which in turn suggested that the technology was best suitable for the rearing of the seeds in the large water bodies with higher productivity.
COMMERCIALIZATION AND RELEASE OF TECHNOLOGIES
- FRP Carp Hatchery Technology was commercialized by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar for the first time in 2006 and for the second time in 2013. Both the times the license / right of fabrication and sale were given to M/s. MR Aqua Tech, Bhubaneswar. His Excellency the Governor of Odisha, Shri Rameshwar Thakur on 14th July 2006 at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar released the technology.
- Commercialized the Portable FRP Magur Hatchery for production of fifty thousand seed per operation in 2008.
- Released the product FRP Demand Fish Feeder with holding capacity of 10 kg pellet feed on 16 March 2012.
- Released the products Planktofert and Biofert for fish pond fertilization in 86th Annual General Meeting of ICAR, New Delhi on 18 February, 2015. Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh released the products.
PUBLICATION OF TECHNOLOGIES
- Portable carp hatchery for carp seed production. In: Technologies on Livestock and Fisheries for Poverty Alleviation in SAARC Countries. SAARC Agricultural Information Centre, Dhaka: pp 132-135 (in 2004).
- Portable FRP carp hatchery. In: CIFA Technologies, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR), Bhubaneswar: 22-23 (in 2004).
- Parigamaniya (portable) FRP Carp Hatchery. In: CIFA Pradyogiks, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR), Bhubaneswar: 27-30 (in 2005)(in Hindi).
- Portable plastic carp hatchery. In: Aquaculture Technologies for Farmers. Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi: pp 55-58 (in 2005).
- Portable plastic hatchery for carps. In: Fish Farming and Technologies for the North Eastern Region: Pond to Plate. Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi: 39-42 (in 2006)
- Technologies developed on plastics in aquaculture. Plasticulture Research: Research Achievements During the Decade (2003-12), AICRP on Application of Plastics in Agriculture, AICRP Coordinating Unit, CIPHET, Ludhiana: pp 47-51.
- As per the communication (F.No.NFDB/Z-II/CIFA/IAP/PFRP-03/2013-14/1348 Dated 28/10/2013) received from the National Fisheries Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, Hyderabad the FRP Carp Hatchery Technology became a Technology for the whole nation.
- FRP Silo for Fish Rearing. In: Mukund N., S.K. Nanda and P.R. Bhatnagar (ed.) Compendium of Plasticulture Technologies. AICRP on Plasticulture Engineering & Technology, ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana: p 1.
- Portable FRP Carp Hatchery Technology. In: Ibid: p. 2.
- FRP Automatic Fish Feeder. In: Ibid: p. 3.
- FRP Demand Fish Feeder. In: Ibid: p. 4.
- Polyhouse Pond for Fish Rearing. In: Ibid: p. 5.
PUBLICATION OF PAPERS
- Mohapatra, B.C., Bikash Sarkar, N.K. Barik and P. Jayasankar (ed.) 2011. Application of Plastics in Aquaculture. ICAR-AICRP on Application of Plastics in Agriculture, Cooperating Centre at Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha: Pp 1-112.
- Mohapatra, B.C., Bikash Sarkar, N.K. Barik, B.K. Das, U.L. Mohanty and P. Jayasankar (ed.) 2011. Compendium, National Workshop on Portable FRP carp hatchery technology, 11-13 July 2011, ICAR-AICRP on Application of Plastics in Agriculture, Cooperating Centre at Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar: Pp 1-107.
- Mohapatra, B.C., Bikash Sarkar, K.K. Sharma and N. Sarangi 2008. User’s manual on Portable FRP carp hatchery. Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar: Pp 1-12.
- Mohapatra, B.C., S.K. Singh, Bikash Sarkar, D. Majhi, C. Moharathi and K.C. Pani 2002. Common carp, Cyprinus carpio (L.) seed rearing in polyhouse pond environment during low temperature periods. Aqua., 10: 37-41.
- Mohapatra, B.C., S.K. Singh, B. Sarkar and D. Majhi 2004. Portable carp hatchery for carp seed production. In: Technologies on Livestock and Fisheries for Poverty Alleviation in SAARC Countries. SAARC Agricultural Information Centre, Dhaka: pp 132-135.
- Sarangi, N., C. Mohapatra, S.K. Singh and K.K. Sharma 2005. Application of plastics in aquaculture. Proceedings International Conference on Plasticulture and Precision Farming, November 17-21, 2005, New Delhi, India: pp 507-514.
- Mohapatra, B.C., S.K. Singh, B. Sarkar and N. Sarangi 2005. Portable FRP carp hatchery: An aid for rural aquaculture. Proceedings International Conference on Plasticulture and Precision Farming, November 17-21, 2005, New Delhi, India: pp 515-522.
- Singh, S.K., Bikash Sarkar, K. Bandyopadhyay, D. Majhi, B.C. Mohapatra and N. Sarangi 2007. Greenhouse pond: An experimental study for increasing fish production. In: Proc. 3rd International Conference on Solar Radiation and Day Lighting (SOLARIS 2007), Vol-I, Feb., 7-9, 2007, New Delhi. Publ. Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi, India: pp 274-278.
- Bikash Sarkar, C. Mohapatra, N. Sarangi and A. Kumar 2007. Thermal modeling of a greenhouse prawn Macrobrachium lamarrei (H. Milne Edwards) drying under natural convection: An experimental validation. In: Proc. 3rd International Conference on Solar Radiation and Day Lighting (SOLARIS 2007), Vol-II, Feb., 7-9, 2007, New Delhi. Publ. Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi, India: pp 73-82.
- Mohapatra, B.C., K. Singh, Bikash Sarkar, Dukhia. Majhi and N. Sarangi 2007. Observation of carp polyculture with giant freshwater prawn in solar heated fishpond. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Academic Journals Inc. USA) 2(2): 149-155.
- Bikash Sarkar, B.C. Mohapatra, S.K. Singh, Dukhia. Majhi, N. Sarangi and G.N.Tiwari 2007. Impact of energy consumption in greenhouse fish production. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 1(2): 74-79.
- Mohanty, B.B., B.C. Mal, K.K. Sharma and C. Mohapatra 2009. Water requirements of portable FRP carp hatchery – for rohu spawning and egg hatching. Fishing Chimes, 29(5): 47-49.
- Mohapatra, B.C., Bikash Sarkar, S. Mohanty, D. Majhi and N. Sarangi 2009. Portable FRP carp hatchery: An environment friendly system for viable fish seed production. Natl. Sem. on Agricultural Structures and Environment Control for Plants, Animals and Fisheries, Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, 15-16 March 2008, pp 70-75.
- Mohapatra, B.C., K.K. Sharma, B. Sarkar, A. Mallick, P. Patnaik and D. Majhi 2009. Rearing of rohu, Labeo rohita (Ham.) in bamboo frame polyhouse pond in winter season. Aqua., 17: 13-18.
- Mohapatra, B.C., Bikash Sarkar, K.K. Sharma and D. Majhi 2009. Development and testing of demand feeder for carp feeding in outdoor culture system. Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal, Vol XI: 2009.
- Aravindakshan, P.K., S.K. Singh, Bikash Sarkar, Majhi, J.K. Jena, K.C. Pani, H.K. Muduli, S. Ayyappan, B.C. Mohapatra and N. Sarangi 2011. Oxygen consumption of carps during live transportation. Indian J. Fish., 58(4): 67-70.
- Bikash Sarkar, B.B. Sahu, B.C. Mohapatra, N.K. Barik, D. Majhi, P. Jayasankar and P.R. Bhatnagar 2013. Design and development of an innovative mobile fish vending unit for retailers. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 2(3): 158-162.
- Sahu, B.B., Bikash Sarkar, B.C. Mohapatra, N.K. Barik, B.R. Pillai, P.L. Lalrinsanga, G. Patra, P. Jayasankar, M.K. Ghosal and P.R. Bhatnagar 2013. Development and performance of a microbound larval feed dispenser in Macrobrachium rosenbergii The Asian Journal of Animal Science, 8(1): 40-43.
- Sahu, B.B., N.K. Barik, C. Mohapatra, B.N. Sahu, H. Sahu, P. Sahoo, D. Majhi, N.C. Biswal, P.K. Mohanty and P. Jayasankar 2014. Valorization of fish processing waste through natural fermentation with molasses for preparation of bio-fertilizer and bio-supplement. Journal of Environmental Science, Computer Science and Engineering & Technology, Sec. A: Environmental Science, 3(4):1849-1856.
- Mohapatra, B.C., K. Mahanta, H. Sahu, P. Sahoo, P. Mandal, S. Kisku and D. Majhi 2015. Water temperature enhancement in polyhouse tanks in a sub-tropical region during winter season. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 3(1): 269-275.
- Sahu, B.B., B.C. Mohapatra, N.K. Barik, H. Sahu, P. Sahoo, N.C. Biswal, P.K. Mohanty, U.L. Mohanty, S.K. Mahanta and P. Jayasankar 2016. In-vitro assessment of plankton production using fish hydrolysate. International Journal of Innovative Studies in Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, 2(1): 14-24.
- Mohapatra, B.C., H. Sahu, S.K. Mahanta, S. Lenka, K. Anantharaja and P. Jayasankar 2016. Growth of periphyton on different plastic materials in freshwater medium. Advances in Applied Science Research, 7(4): 228-234.
- Mohapatra, B.C. and P. Sahoo, 2016. Design and development of acrylic respirometer for study of oxygen consumption by fish seed. IRA-International Journal of Technology & Engineering, 5(1): 6-11.
- Mohapatra, B.C., P. Sahoo, D. Majhi, K. Anantharaja and P. Jayasankar. Design & development of FRP mobile fish vending trolley for hygienic fish marketing. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, (Accepted for publication).
- Mohapatra, B.C., B. Sarkar and S.K. Singh 2003. Use of plastics in aquaculture. In: Satapathy, K. K. and Ashwani Kumar (Ed.) Plasticulture intervention for agriculture development in North Eastern Region. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya: pp 290-305.
- Bikash Sarkar, Dukhia Majhi and B.C. Mohapatra 2011. Fabrication techniques of fibre reinforced plastics. In: Mohapatra, B.C. et al. (ed.) Application of Plastics in Aquaculture. ICAR-AICRP on Application of Plastics in Agriculture, Cooperating Centre at Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, pp: 20-31.
- Mohapatra, B.C., Bikash Sarkar, S.K. Singh, D. Majhi and N. Sarangi 2011. Portable FRP carp hatchery. In: Ibid., pp 32-42.
- Mohapatra, B.C., Bikash Sarkar, S.K. Singh, Dukhia Majhi, D. Swain and B.K. Das 2011. Fish rearing in FRP silo. In: Ibid., pp 43-54.
- Mohapatra, B.C., Bikash Sarkar, S.K. Singh, Dukhia Majhi and K.K. Sharma 2011. Polyhouse ponds for fish rearing. In: Ibid., pp 55-69.
- Mohapatra, B.C., Bikash Sarkar, S.K. Singh, Dukhia Majhi and K.K. Sharma 2011. Fish feeders. In: Ibid., pp 70-80.
- Aravindakshan, P.K., S.K. Singh, Bikash Sarkar, D. Majhi and B.C. Mohapatra 2011. Live fish transportation system. In: Ibid., pp 81-88.
- Sahu, B.B., Usha J. Maji, S. Mohanty and B.C. Mohapatra 2011. Plastic packaging for freshwater fish processing and products. In: Ibid., pp 89-96.
Review/ Popular Articles/ Success Stories
- Singh, S.K., Bikash Sarkar, D. Majhi and B.C. Mohapatra 2003. Bhartiya meetha jaal krishi ke vistar mein plastic ki bhumika. In: Hindi-National Meet on Bhartiya Jal Krishi Ka Vistar. Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai. (Published in Jalchari, 7 (2002-2003): 56-62.
- Singh, S.K., C. Mohapatra, Bikash Sarkar and D. Majhi 2005. Nai disha deti jeebit machhliya (In Hindi). Kheti, 58(1): 7-9.
- Singh, S.K., C. Mohapatra, Bikash Sarkar and D. Majhi 2005. Ger-paramparagat arikno se matsya palan- Ek bibechana (In Hindi). Neelitima, 4-5(6): 26-43.
- Mohapatra, B.C. Use of plastics in aquaculture. Journal of Board of Secondary Education, Orissa (Foundation Day Special). pp 59-65.
- Mohapatra, B.C. Portable carp hatchery. In: Souvenir of Annual General Body Meeting- 2006. Odisha Fisheries Extension Officers Association, Cuttack: pp 35-39.
- Mohapatra, B.C., Bikash Sarkar and N. Sarangi 2008. Portable FRP carp hatchery technology: Successful adoption in India. Fishing Chimes, 28(4): 48-52.
- Singh, S.K., B. Sarkar, D. Majhi, B.C. Mohapatra and P. K. Aravindakshan 2008. Swachha jal matsya ke paribahan ke liye FRP tank ek nabin upalabdh. In: Pragrahan Aur Sambadhan Machhiki, Kendriya Machhiki Pradyogiki Santhan, Visakhapatnam Anusandhan Kendra: 66-69. (In Hindi)
- Mohapatra, B.C. and B. Sarkar 2011. FRP portable carp hatchery. In: Mohapatra, B.C. et al. (ed.) Compendium, National Workshop on Portable FRP carp hatchery technology, 11-13 July 2011, ICAR-AICRP on Application of Plastics in Agriculture, Cooperating Centre at Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar: 19-22.
- Mohapatra, B.C. and S.K. Sahoo 2011. Captive breeding of carps and portable hatchery operation. In: Ibid: 23-27.
- Mohapatra, B.C., Balaram Behera, B. Sarkar, Anusaya Mallick, D. Majhi, P.R. Sahoo and B.K. Pati 2011. Carp seed production and rearing: Successful venture of a woman farmer at Kaijanga, Khurda District (Orissa). In: Radheyshyam et al. (ed.) Aquaculture Innovators. Centre at Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha: pp: 87-92.
- Mohapatra, B.C., N.K. Barik, Bikash Sarkar, D. Majhi, S.K. Mahanta and H. Sahu, 2013. Carp Seed Production in FRP Carp Hatchery by Women Self-Help-Group in Odisha. In: Plasticulture in Field: Success Stories of All India Coordinated Research Project on Application of Plastics in Agriculture. AICRP Cooperating Unit, CIPHET, Ludhiana: pp 8-10..
- Mohapatra, B.C., N.K. Barik, Balaram Behera, D. Majhi, S.K. Mahanta and H. Sahu, 2015. FRP demand fish feeder operation in Kaijanga Village, Khordha District of Odisha: A success story. Fishing Chimes, 34(12):39-41.
Abstracts presented in Symposia / Seminars / Workshops
- Bandyopadhyay, M.K., S.K. Singh and B. Sarkar 1989. Plastics in aquaculture. Souvenir: Forty years of freshwater aquaculture in India held at CIFA, Kausalyaganga.
- Bandyopadhyay, M.K., S.K. Singh and B. Sarkar 1991. Growth and production of Ctenopharyngodon idella reared in the plastic cage. National Symposium on New Horizons on Freshwater Aquaculture, 23-25, January, 1991 held at CIFA, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar.
- Bandyopadhyay, M.K. and B. Sarkar 1991. Construction of fiberglass reinforced plastic major carp hatchery. National Workshop on Aquaculture Economics, 20- 22 November, 1991, CIFA, Kausalyaganga.
- Bandyopadhyay, M.K. 1995, Present status and future strategies of aquaculture extension in India. National Seminar on Current and Emerging Trends in Aquaculture and its Impacts on Rural Development, 14-16 February, 1995, College of Fisheries (OUAT), Berhampur, Orissa.
- Singh, S.K., P.K. Aravindakshan, B.Sarkar and D. Majhi 1998. Plastic Ki Meetha Jal Krishi Main Upayogita. In: Hindi Book – Meetha Jal Jeev Palan, Vol. II, CIFA, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar. pp. 95-118
- Bandyopadhyay, M.K, S.D. Tripathi, P.K. Aravindakshan, S.K. Singh, B. Sarkar, D. Majhi and S. Ayyappan 2000. Fish culture in polyhouse ponds- a new approach for increasing fish production in low temperature areas. The Fifth Indian Fisheries Forum, 17-20 January 2000, Bhubaneswar, India, p. 7.
- Aravindakshan, P.K., B. Sarkar, S.K. Singh, D. Majhi and S. Ayyappan 2000. FRP live fish transportation tank- an aid to freshwater aquaculture. In: Ibid: p. 20.
- Aravindakshan, P.K., B. Sarkar, S.K. Singh, D. Majhi and S. Ayyappan 2000. Fiberglass reinforced plastics open enclosure breeding system: a new approach. In: Ibid: p. 133.
- Aravindakshan, P.K., B. Sarkar, S.K. Singh, D. Majhi and S. Ayyappan, 2000. Design and fabrication of FRP aquafilter for aquariums. In: Ibid: p. 133.
- Aravindakshan, P.K., S.K. Singh, B. Sarkar, K.C. Pani, H.K. Muduli, D. Majhi and S. Ayyappan 2000. A preliminary study on the oxygen consumption of table fishes during transportation. In: Ibid: p. 83.
- Aravindakshan, P.K., Bikash Sarkar, S.K. Singh, D. Majhi and C. Saha 2001. Analysis of manufacturing costs for factory production of portable FRP carp hatchery. In: National Symposium on Fisheries Technologies and Their Commercialization, 11-12 January, 2001, Central institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, p.163.
- Mohapatra, B.C., S.K. Singh, B.Sarkar and D. Majhi 2002. Application of plastics in aquaculture. In: UGC Sponsored State Level Conference on Blue Revolution in Orissa, 18-19 January 2002, Salipur College, Cuttack, Orissa, pp.32-33.
- Mohapatra, B.C., S.K. Singh and N. Sarangi 2005. Intervention of plastics in fisheries sector for employment and entrepreneurship generation with special reference to aquaculture development and biodiversity conservation. Workshop on Biotechnology potentials in Orissa, Govt. of Orissa, Bhubaneswar, 11-13 Feb., 2005: 20 p. (Proc. of Abstracts)
- Sharma, K.K., C. Mohapatra, S.K. Singh, D. Majhi and N. Sarangi 2005. Development of plastic-lined fishpond for seepage control and temperature enhancement under open/polyhouse environment. The Seventh Indian Fisheries Forum, Bangalore, 8-12 November, 2005: APS 68. (Proc. of Abstracts).
- Mohapatra, B.C., S.K. Singh, B. Sarkar, D. Majhi, and N. Sarangi 2005. Fish rearing in silos: A new dimension in aquaculture. , APS 104. (Proc. of Abstracts).
- Singh, S.K., C. Mohapatra, B. Sarkar, D. Majhi and N. Sarangi 2005. Eco-friendly portable FRP carp hatchery for entrepreneurship generation. Ibid., BGB 61. (Proc. of Abstracts)
- Bikash Sarkar, C. Mohapatra, K. K. Sharma, D. Majhi and Ambekar E. Eknath, 2011. Design and development of solar-powered auto fish feeder. International Conference “APA2011”, World Aquaculture Society, Kochi, 17-27 January 2011.
- Mohapatra, B.C., Bikash Sarkar and D.Majhi, 2012. Role of water temperature to the growth of Labeo rohita in solar heated pond. 25th National Convention of Agricultural Engineers & National Seminar on “Advances in use of non-conventional energy sources for agriculture, fisheries and rural development”, 19-20 January, 2012, Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata. 59 p (Souvenir-cum-Technical Volume).
- Mohapatra, B.C., P.P. Chakrabarti, N.K. Barik, D. Majhi, S.K. Mahanta, H. Sahu, S. Lenka, A. Nanda, S. Mishra and P. Jayasankar 2016. Portable FRP Carp Hatchery: A Tool for Biodiversity Conservation in Fisheries. NSBC-2015, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair, 17-19 April, 2015.49 p.
- Mohapatra, B.C., K.K. Sharma, Bikash Sarkar, D. Majhi and A. Mallick, 2012. Growth of rohu (Labeo rohita) in bamboo frame passive greenhouse pond in winter season. International Conference on Energy Security, Global Warming and Sustainable Climate (SOLARIS 2012), Varanasi, 7-9 Feb., 2012. 83-84 pp.
- Mohapatra, B.C., B.B. Sahu, N.K. Barik, K. Anantharaja, D. Majhi, H. Sahu, R. Nisthala, S. Lenka and L. Das 2016. Application of plasticulture technologies in aquaculture. NaSAD-2016, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 1-3 December, 2016: p 24.
- Mohapatra, B.C., H. Sahu, S.K. Mahanta, S. Lenka, D. Majhi, B.K. Das, P. Routray and N.K. Barik 2016. Rearing of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in silo. In: Ibid: p 59.
- Nisthala, R., K. Anantharaja and B.C. Mohapatra Comprehensive study on plastic waste disposal and decomposition methods – A review. In: Ibid : p 114-115.
- Anantharaja, K., B.C. Mohapatra, B.R. Pillai, R. Kumar, D. Majhi, R. Nisthala and S. Lenka, 2016. Growth and Survival of Anabas testudineus in nutrient film technique-type aquaponics system. In: Ibid: p 31.
- Sarangi, N., C. Mohapatra, Pravas Sahu, S.K. Sahoo, S. Mohanty and K.K. Sharma 2007. Proceedings of the Workshop on Portable Hatchery for Better Carp Seed Production, CIFA, Kausalyaganga, 31 August-1 September 2007: Pp 11.
- Mohapatra, B.C, and P. Jayasankar 2011. Compendium on Portable Carp Hatchery in Media. Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar: Pp: 1-44.
- Mohapatra, B.C., Bikash Sarkar, N.K. Barik and P. Jayasankar 2011. Portable Carp Hatchery: Journey So Far. ICAR-AICRP on Application of Plastics in Agriculture, Cooperating Centre at Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Pp: 1-4.
- Mohapatra, B.C., N.K. Barik, K. Anantharaja, P.P. Chakrabarti and P. Jayasankar 2016. Portable FRP Carp Hatchery: Journey So Far (2001-2016). ICAR-AICRP on Plasticulture Engineering and Technology, Cooperating Centre at Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Pp: 1-4.
- Portable carp hatchery: A CIFA product (In English, Hindi and Odia). Published by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 2006, 2008 and 2011.
- FRP Demand Fish Feeder: A product of AICRP on Application of Plastics in Agriculture (In English). Published by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 2012.
- Biofertilizers from fish waste. Published by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 2015.
- Seed production in FRP carp hatchery and its rearing in village condition. Published by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 2015.
- FRP carp hatchery (In Odia). Published by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 2015.
- FRP carp hatchery (In Marathi). Published by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 2016.
- Portable carp hatchery & Automatic feeder in the ICAR Video Film on “Gateway of Aquaculture” shooted on 14-18 June 2010 at ICAR-CIFA Bhubaneswar.
- Portable Carp Hatchery Technology (in English, Hindi and Odia languages) (in 2012) by AICRP on APA, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar.
MAJOR TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED
- 3rd National Training Programme on “Portable FRP Carp Hatchery Installation and Operation” was organized at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar during 15-17 July, 2016.
- 2nd National Training Program on “Installation and Operation of Portable FRP Carp Hatchery” was organized at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar during 07-10 July, 2015.
- National Workshop on “Portable FRP Carp Hatchery Technology” was organized during 11-13 July 2011 at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar on 11 July 2011.
- ICAR Special Training Programme On “Portable Carp Hatchery: Its Installation and Operation” for SMS (Fisheries) of KVKs, Zone-VIII was organized during 11-13 March, 2009 at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar.
- Workshop on “Portable hatchery for better carp seed production” at ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar during 31st August and 1st September, 2007 in collaboration with Orissa Watershed Development Mission (OWDM) and NR International, UK.
IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN NEWS
- City based CIFA develops advanced fish vending trolley to ensure hygiene. Prameya, News 7, Bhubaneswar, 24 February 2016
- New model fish vending trolley will move around the capital” (Odia). The Prameya, Bhubaneswar, 24 February 2016
- CIFA’s fish vending trolley, One more step to cleanness in the smart city. The Samaj, Bhubaneswar, 18 February 2016
- Special fish vending carts to hit the streets soon. The OrissaPOST, Bhubaneswar, 8 December 2015
- FRP Portable Carp Hatchery Launched at Amarpur, Potaspur. icar.gov.in
- Portable hatcheries tech promotes blue revolution. The OrissaPOST, Bhubaneswar, 21 October 2015
- Government to promote fish hatcheries. The New Indian Express, Bhubaneswar, 8 July 2015
- Benefits of carp hatchery highlighted at CIFA. The Political and Business Daily, Bhubaneswar, 8 July 2015
- Portable carp hatchery ab Odisha me (Hindi). The Navbharat, Bhubaneswar, 8 July 2015
- Portable FRP Carp Hatchery. youtube.com
- Portable hatchery for tribal fishermen, The Hindu, 30 September 2014, p-3
- FRP carp hatchery (In Karnada). The Hosa Diganta, 26 November 2014
- Chhote Kisan bhi sthapit kar sakengain portable fish project (In Hindi), The Dainik Jagarana, 6 February 2015
· Portable FRP Carp Hatchery Inaugurated (2014), www.icar.gov.in
- Machha Khadya Jantra (In Odia). The Dharitri, Bhubaneswar, 16 January, 2013.
- CIFA organized National Workshop on “Portable FRP Carp Hatchery Technology” (2011), icar.gov.in
- After industries blue revolution ready to beckon Western Orissa. The New Indian Express, Bhubaneswar, 21 August, 2008, p 2.
- Aquaculture boom on the horizon in Western Orissa. The Pioneer, Bhubaneswar, 19 August, 2008, p 3.
- CIFA promotes portable hatchery for healthy fish seed production. icar.org.in.
- Orissa institute invents portable fish hatchery. The Economic Times, Kolkata, 3 September, 2007.
- Make Orissa a major fish producer: Thakur. The Indian Express, 15 July, 2006.
- A new fish hatchery in Diptipur, India. operationagri.com.
- CIGR Journal Outstanding Paper Award-2010 for the high quality scientific publication “Development and Testing of Demand Feeder for Carp Feeding in Outdoor Culture Systems” from the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (Commission Internationale du Génie Rural (CIGR) (in absentia) on 15 June 2010 during the 17th CIGR World Congress-2010 (12-17 June 2010) held at Quebec, Canada.
- Best Paper Presentation Award (First Prize) in the International Conference on Plasticulture and Precision Farming, 17-21 Nov., 2005, the Ashok, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The National Committee on Plasticulture Applications in Horticulture (NCPAH), Govt. of India had organized it.
- Best Extension Worker Award to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 2007.
- Scroll of Honour to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from Orissa Watershed Development Mission, Agriculture Department, Government of Odisha for dedicated services for aquaculture development in Western Orissa. The Award was presented in Western Odisha Fish Farmers Mela held at WUAC, Diptipur, Bargarh, Odisha on 7 August 2008.
- Life Time Achievement Award to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from the Diocese of Sambalpur, Mission Compound, Bolangir and West Utkal Agricultural Centre, Diptipur, Bargarh, Odisha for the dedicated services to the fish farming communities of Western Odisha in general and Bargarh and Nuapada Districts in particular. This Life-time achievement award was presented to him by Rt. Rev. Pinuel Dip, Bisop, Diocese of Sambalpur in the Pastor Conference held at Raj Khariar, Nuapada District, Odisha on 13 December 2009.
- Best Paper Award to AICRP on PET team, ICAR-CIFA from Andaman Science Association, C/o ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair for presenting the paper “Portable FRP Carp Hatchery: A Tool for Biodiversity Conservation in Fisheries” in NSBC-2015 held at ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair during 17-19 April 2015.
- Best Extension Worker Award to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 2015.
- Life Time Achievement Award to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from Fisheries Department, Government of Assam for dedicated services for development of aquaculture in Assam as well as NER through introduction of FRP hatcheries for quality fish seed production and training programme in the sector. It was presented during the National Fish Farmers Day-2016 function held at Meen Bhawan, Guwahati, Assam on 10 July 2016.
- Letter of Appreciation to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from Fisheries Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi for exemplary team work for “Improved version of FRP portable hatchery for carp seed production” in 2004-2005.
- Letter of Appreciation to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from NR International, Western Odisha Rural Livelihoods Project, Bhubaneswar for installation and commissioning of Portable hatchery unit at Sahabhagi Vikas Abhiyan (SVA), Bilenjore, Nuapada, Odisha in 2005.
- Letter of Appreciation to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh for successful commissioning of the hatchery during 17-22 August 2006.
- Letter of Appreciation to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from Fisheries Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi for exemplary team work for “Design, fabrication and demonstration of cages for enhancing fish productivity” in 2005-2006.
- Special Appreciation to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha for valuable contribution in the field of Application of Plastics in Aquaculture in 2006.
- Letter of Appreciation to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from West Utkal Agricultural Centre, Diptipur, Bargarh District, Odisha for successful commissioning of FRP Portable Carp Hatchery at Diptipur in 2007.
- Letter of Appreciation to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from NR International, Western Odisha Rural Livelihoods Project, Bhubaneswar for outstanding support for installation and operation of FRP hatchery unit at Diptipur, Bargarh District, Odisha in 2007 and once again received the official appreciation in 2008.
- Letter of Appreciation to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from ICAR- All India Coordinated Research Project (Application of Plastics in Agriculture), CIPHET, Ludhiana for development of Portable FRP Carp Hatchery Technology on 29 September 2012.
- Letter of Appreciation to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi for carp breeding, seed rearing and dedicated extension programmes conducted in the DBT sponsored project “Carp seed production in mobile hatchery and rearing for livelihood development of SC/ST communities in selected districts of Odisha” operated at CIFA, Bhubaneswar during 2009-2012.
- Letter of Appreciation to Dr B.C. Mohapatra, PI from the Chief Conservator of Forests and Field Director Sundarban Tiger Reserve, Directorate of Forests, Government of West Bengal for developing the livelihood of the inhabitants of the Island through implementation of different aquaculture techniques.
IMMPORTANT VISITORS OF RECENT PAST WITNESSED THE PET CENTRE ACTIVITIES AT ICAR-CIFA
- Shri Debi Prasad Mishra, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Industries, School and Mass Education, Government of Odisha on 15 July, 2016.
- Shri Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundarya, Hon’ble MoS, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India on 11 February 2016.
- Prasanna Pattasani, Hon’ble MP, Bhubaneswar Constituency on 5 December 2015.
- Shri Jual Oram, Hon’ble Union Minister of Tribal Affairs on 24 September 2015
- Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi, Hon’ble Minster of State (Ind.) Higher Education, Science and Technology and MoS Rural Development (Rural Water Supply), Government of Odisha on 7 July 2015.
- Hon’ble Executive Member (Minister Rank) Fisheries, Bodo Territorial Council, Assam Shri Shyam Sundi on 7 May 2015.
- Five members of Hon’ble Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture under Chairmanship of Shri Basudev Acharia during 12-13 February 2013.
- DG, ICAR and Secretary, DARE, Govt. of India on 4 January 2013.
- Dr R.N. Senapati, IAS, Agriculture Production Commissioner, Odisha; Dr K. Pradhan, Former Vice-chancellor, OUAT and Chancellor, SoA University, Bhubaneswar; Dr S.D. Tripathy, Former Director CIFA & CIFE; Dr Dillip Kumar, Former Director, CIFE and Dr C. Vasudevappa, Senior Executive Director, NFDB, Hyderabad on 11 July 2011.
- G. B. Reddy, IFS, Director, OWDM, Bhubaneswar and Mr. Martin Stewart, Team Leader, NR International, UK on 31 August 2007.