Social Science Section





Profile

The Social Science Section of the Institute was established in 2006 with a view to undertake basic, strategic and applied research in freshwater aquaculture sector, to transfer institute’s technologies, to organize capacity building programmes and to maintain liaison with the fish farmers, fisheries departments and fishery industry as a whole

The section also handles the farmer services for the institute through organizing exposure visits, conducting exhibitions, demonstrations, interactive meetings, trainings and campaigns. Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC) caters the needs of the visiting farmers to the institute. It takes care off the supply of technological products, publications and services through the single-window delivery system. ATIC receives over 4000 information seekers per year. Agri Business Incubator (ABI) facilitates the entrepreneurship development in freshwater aquaculture sector, presently 43 incubates are there in the guideship of the ABI-CIFA.

Staff

Scientific




Dr. G. S. Saha

Principal Scientist & Head

Agricultural Extension

Gour.Saha@icar.gov.in

Dr. H. K. De

Principal Scientist

Agricultural Extension

Himansu.De@icar.gov.in

Sri A. S. Mahapatra

Senior Scientist

Computer Application & IT

Abhijit.Mahapatra@icar.gov.in

Dr. N. K. Barik

Senior Scientist

Agricultural Economics

Nagesh.Barik@icar.gov.in




Dr. I. Sivaraman

Scientist

Fisheries Extension

I.Sivaraman1@icar.gov.in


Technical



Sri D. P. Rath

Technical Officer

Computer

Durga.Rath@icar.gov.in

Sri Sreenivasulu Gudipudi

Technical Assistant

Fisheries Extension

Sreenivasulu.Gudipudi@icar.gov.in


Research Projects

Institute Funded

# Project title PI Duration
1. Farmers’ Producers Organizations (FPOs) in Freshwater Aquaculture – a critical assessment G. S. Saha 2020-23
2. Development of Index for measuring Women’s Empowerment in Aquaculture H. K. De 2020-23

Externally Funded

# Project title PI Duration
1. Promotion, improved, agriculture and allied sector technologies in Khordha district through Farmer First Project. H. K. De Oct.2016 – Mar.2021
2. New extension methodologies and approaches (NEMA) (Network Project) H. K. De 7 March 2019 – March 2021
3. Establishment of incubation centre for micro enterprises in freshwater aquaculture of Odisha under RKVY N. K. Barik 2018-21
4. Establishment of aquaculture field school and technical service centre of freshwater aquaculture in Odisha under RKVY N. K. Barik 2018-21
5. Estimation of production and utilization pattern of milk and milk products in India (NSO) N. K. Barik Jan.2020-Dec.2021
6. Capacity building of knowledge intermediaries and primary stakeholders in freshwater aquaculture through virtual learning approach (NFDB) I.Sivaraman July 2018- Dec.2020

Recent Publications

Research articles

  1. Saha B., H K De, S S Dana, S Saha and K Basu (2016). Adoption gap in scientific fish production practices among fish farmers in Tripura. J. Aqua. 24: 41-51.
  2. Pandey D K ; H K De , P Adhiguru and Mahesh Pathak (2018). Well being status of tribals dependent on shifting cultivation in Dhalai, Tripura. Indian J. Ext. Edu. 54(2): 5-12.
  3. Saha G S, H K De, A S Mohapatra, and N Panda (2018). Climate Change risks and adoption of mitigating reaches in freshwater aquaculture. Inland Fish Soc. India. 50(1): 60-64.
  4. Pandey D K, H K De, B R Phukan, T S Mehra, B P Mishra, T M Chanu and K M Tomar (2018). Information, credit and market access by upland tribal in northeast Himalaya of India: an empirical study. Indian J. Ag. Sc. 88(12):1897-1902.
  5. Pandey D K, H K De and Prabhat Kumar (2019). e-Readiness of teachers in higher agricultural education of north eastern hill states of India. Indian J. Ag. Sc., 89(7):1212-16.
  6. Sivaraman, I., Krishnan, M., & Radhakrishnan, K. (2019). Better Management Practices for sustainable small-scale shrimp farming. Journal of cleaner production, 214, 559-572.
  7. Pandey D K, P Adhiguru and H K De (2019). Attachment of shifting cultivation among konyak Naga tribe in Eastern Himalaya: choice of compulsion? Sci., 116 (8): 1387-1390.
  8. Shasani, S., K. De, M. K. Das, G. S. Saha (2018). Farmer Producers Organization in Aquaculture - Prospects and Potentials. J. Aqua. (Accepted for 2018 issue).
  9. De H K and G S Saha (2017) Scouting farm innovations- implications for extension. Aqua. 25: 26-32

Leaflet/ Brochure

De H. K., I. Sivaraman, M. K. Das, P. K. Sahoo, P. C. Das, S. C. Rath, S. Sarkar (2019). Farmer FIRST parijojana madhyamare unnata krushi ebong anusangika krushi khetraku proschahana. Brochure, Farmer FIRST Project, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar.

De H. K., I. Sivaraman, M. K. Das, P. K. Sahoo, P. C. Das, S. C. Rath, S. Sarkar, R. Das and J. Debbarma (2019). Carp seed rearing can double aqua farmers’ income- Technical intervention of Farmer FIRST project proved it. ICAR-CIFA Extension Series - 43, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar.

Mohapatra B. C., H. K. De, D. Panda, P. K. Sahoo and B. R. Pillai (2019) Aquaculture as tool for empowering SC/ST farmers in India. ISBN: 978-81-935417-6-0. ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar. 124p.

De H. K., I. Sivaraman, M. K. Das, P. K. Sahoo, P. C. Das, S. C. Rath, S. Sarkar, R. Das and J. Debbarma (2019). Farmer FIRST project of ICAR-CIFA-An overview. IN: Aquaculture as a tool for empowering SC/ST farmers of India: Three decades of ICAR-CIFA’s contribution (B. C. Mohapatra, H. K. De, D. Panda, P. K. Sahoo, B. R. Pillai eds.). ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar. pp. 109-117. ISBN No. 978-81-935417-6-0

Popular articles

  • De H. K., I. Sivaraman, M. K. Das, P. K. Sahoo, P. C. Das, S. C. Rath, S. Sarkar, R. Das and J. Debbarma (2019). Farmer FIRST- Eka abhinava yojana. Krishi Jagran 3(3): 48-51.
  • De H. K., I. Sivaraman, M. K. Das, P. K. Sahoo, P. C. Das, S. C. Rath, S. Sarkar, R. Das and J. Debbarma (2019). Farmer FIRST project of ICAR-CIFA-An overview. IN: Aquaculture as a tool for empowering SC/ST farmers of India: Three decades of ICAR-CIFA’s contribution (B. C. Mohapatra, H. K. De, D. Panda, Pravati K. Sahoo, B. R. Pillai Eds.), ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, pp-109-117.
  • De H. K., Sivaraman, M. K. Das, P. K. Sahoo, P. C. Das, S. C. Rath, S. Sarkar, R. Das and J. Debbarma (2019). Carp seed rearing can double aquafarmers’ income - Technical intervention of Farmer FIRST project proved it. ICAR-CIFA extension series-43, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar.
  • De H K, G S Saha and D P Rath (2019) Bha. Kru. Aa. Pa - CIFA ka abhinab bistar drushtikon Aquaculture prayogikian ka tej fellaw. Neelitima.10. 67-71p.
  • De H K, I Shivaraman, M K Das, P K Sahoo, P C Das, S C Rath, S Sarkar, D P Rath, R Das and J Debbarma (2019).Farmer FIRST Pariyojna- Ek Ablokan. Neelitima.10. 72-75p.
  • De H K, G S Saha, A S Mahapatra, N Panda, U L Mohanty and D P Rath (2019). Jalakrushi khetrare mahilamanankara bishesa jogadana nimante CIFA ra abadana. Krishi Jagaran. 3(11). 24-27p.
  • De H. K., Sivaraman, M. K. Das, P. K. Sahoo, P. C. Das, S. C. Rath, S. Sarkar and D P Rath (2019). Krushakamananka Rojagaraku Duigunita Karibare “Farmer FIRST”ra Jogadana. Krishi Jagran 3(12): 26-30p.
  • Saha G. S., H K De, A. S. Mahapatra and N. Panda (2019). Jalakrushi Khetra Vidyalaya (AFS). 10(3 & 4).6-7p.

Hindi publications

  • De H. K., I. Sivaraman, M. K. Das, P. K. Sahoo, P. C. Das, S. C. Rath, S. Sarkar, D. P. Rath R. Das and J. Debbarma (2019). Farmer FIRST Pariyojana- Ek ablokan. Neelitima 10: 72-75.
  • De H K, G S Saha and D P Rath (2019) Bha. Kru. Aa. Pa- CIFA ka abhinab bistar drushtikon Aquaculture prayogikian ka tej fellaw. Neelitima.10: 67-71.

Regional Languages

  • De H. K., I. Sivaraman, M. K. Das, P. K. Sahoo, P. C. Das, S. C. Rath, S. Sarkar, R. Das and J. Debbarma (2019). Farmer FIRST- Eka abhinava yojana. Krishi Jagran (Odia) 3(3): 48-51.
  • De H K, G S Saha, A S Mahapatra, N Panda, U L Mohanty and D P Rath (2019). Jalakrushi khetrare mahilamanankara beshesa jogadana nimante CIFA ra abadana. Krishi Jagaran. 3(11). 24-27p.

Presentations in conferences/symposia/seminars/other fora

  • De H. K., I. Sivaraman, M. K. Das, P. K. Sahoo, P. C. Das, S. C. Rath, S. Sarkar, R. Das and J. Debbarma (2018). Doubling farmer’s income through Farmer FIRST approach- A case study of carp seed rearing. Paper presented in ISEE national seminar 2018 on “Integrated farming system for enhancing farmer’s income and nutritional security” held at WBUAFS, Kolkata during 5-7 Dec 2018.
  • De H. K., D K Pandey and G S Saha (2018). Involving women in small scale aquaculture: issues and challenges. Lead paper presented in ISEE national seminar 2018 on “Integrated farming system for enhancing farmer’s income and nutritional security” held at WBUAFS, Kolkata during 5-7 Dec 2018.
  • De H. K., I. Sivaraman, M. K. Das, P. K. Sahoo, P. C. Das, S. C. Rath, S. Sarkar, R. Das and J. Debbarma (2019). Farmer FIRST project. Paper presented in National workshop on “Aquaculture as a livelihood option for tribal farmers of India” held at ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar during 18-19 Feb 2019.
  • Nirupama Panda, Utkal Laxmi Mohanty, D.P.Rath, Sukanti Behera H.K.De, B.B.Sahu and P. Jayasankar (2019) Fish hydrolysate - an innovative bio-fertilizer in agriculture sector. Paper presented at the 14 Agricultural congress held at NASC, New Delhi during 20-23 February 2019.

Other Important Activities in which Scientists are involved

As Nodal officer:

  1. HRD, ICAR-CIFA
  2. Team Leader, STC/TSP, West Singhbhum, Jharkhand
  3. Agriculture Technology Information Center
  4. National Knowledge Network (NKN)
  5. ICAR-PermisNet
  6. ICAR-PIMS
  7. ICAR-FMS/MIS
  8. Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP)
  9. Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS)
  10. Strengthening Statistical Computing for NARS
  11. ASRB Online Examination System
  12. PFMS
  13. GeM
  14. e-Office
  15. Officer in Charge, Press and Media Relations; Management Representative for Implementation of ISO-9001
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