RRC Anand


(Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
ATIC Building, Borsad Chowkadi, Anand, Gujarat-388001
Ph. & Fax: 02692-263699


The Regional Research Centre (RRC) of ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Anand, Gujarat is the fourth research centre of ICAR-CIFA. The centre has been opened at Anand by establishing a Memorandum of Understanding between ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar and Anand Agricultural University(AAU), Anand on 02.08.2011. The centre is presently functioning from a room in the ATIC building of Anand Agricultural University, Anand. Dr S. Ayyappan, Former Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR formally inaugurated the RRC of ICAR-CIFA at Anand, Gujarat on 02.06.2012 in the presence of Dr A. M. Shekh, former Honourable Vice-Chancellor, AAU and Dr P. Jayasankar, Director, ICAR-CIFA.

 Staff List

Scientist In-Charge

Dr Chandra Kanta Misra (Senior Scientist)


Dr. Chaudhari Ajit Keshav


Focal Research Areas

(i) Development of location specific technologies for freshwater fish farming.

(ii) Standardization of breeding and culture techniques of regionally important fish species.

(iii) Capacity building of line department officials and imparting need based training for fish farmers. 

Significant Achievements in last five years

  • Evaluated the desired level of stocking density of carp seed in hapa and pen production systems in large village ponds of western India
  • Evaluated the desired hardness of water for effective hatching and post hatching survival of carp seeds.
  • Developed suitable measure to decontaminate waste water containing heavy metals using suitable ligno-cellulosic waste biomass
  • Assessed the freshwater aquaculture practices in Gujarat
  • Organised various training programmes on scientific aquaculture in village ponds, Hatchery seed production of fish, Induced breeding of Magur, Ornamental fish breeding and culture, etc.
  • Organised workshops on Freshwater Aquaculture, Ornamental Fish Culture, Scientific Aquaculture by tribal fish farmers
  • Has been providing technical Support through extension programmes on FRP Carp Hatchery Seed Production, Raising of diversified fish seeds, Carp Polycultue etc.



  • Research papers
  1. N Kumar, Das, B K, Mishra, R P, M Kumari, J P Mishra and C K Misra. A Study on impact of lethal conc of Potassium Permanganate on hydrological parameters of water. Research in Environment & Life Sciences, volume 9 (3/4), March/April, 2016 (Accepted)
  2. R.P. Mishra, N. Kumar , J.P. Mishra , B. Satpathy, T. Samanta and  C.K. Mishra (2015). Empowerment of fish farmers in Angul District, Odisha by assessing the Technology of Composite Pisciculture with “Jayanti rohu, Journal of Extension Education Vol. XX, No. 2 (Accepted).
  3. N. Kumar, R.P.Mishra, B. K. Das, M. Kumari, J. P. Mishra and C. K. Mishra. 2015. A study on assessment of changes in physico-chemical parameters with response to Tabacco Leaf Dust with Quick Lime. Environment & Ecology (Accepted).
  4. N. Kumar, R.P.Mishra, B. K. Das, M. Kumari, J. P. Mishra and C. K. Mishra. 2015. Toxicological effects of Potassium Permanganate on fingerlings of African catfish (c. gariepinus). Environment & Ecology (Accepted).
  5. Das, S.P., Bej, D., Swain, S., Sahoo,L., Misra, C.K., Jena,J.K., Jayasankar, P. and Das, P. 2014. Population Divergence and structure of Cirrhinus mrigala from peninsular rivers of India revealed by cytochrome b gene and trans morphometric analysis. Mitochondrial DNA, Apr;25(2):157-64
  6. Sarkar, S., Datta, S. C. and Biswas, D. R. (2014) Effect of Fertilizer Loaded Nanoclay/Superabsorbent Polymer Composites on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Release in Soil. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences.  (DOI: 10.1007/s40011-014-0371-2) (In press).
  7. Sarkar, S., Datta, S.C. and Biswas, D.R. (2014). Synthesis and characterization of nanoclay-polymer composites (NCPCs) from soil clay with respect to its water holding capacity and nutrient release behavior.  Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 31(6). DOI: 10.1002/app.39951 .
  8. Sarkar, S., Datta, S.C. (2014). Influence of Fertilizer Loaded Nanoclay Superabsorbent Polymer Composite (NCPC) on Dynamics  of P and N Availability and their Uptake by Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum) in an Inceptisols. International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management, 5(2): 221-227. DOI: 10.5958/0976-4038.2014.00559.4.
  9. Sarkar, S., Datta, S.C. and Biswas, D.R. (2013). Using nanoclay polymer composites for efficient delivery of P and N to pearl millet grown in a smectite dominated soil in a green house experiment. Clay Research, 32(2): 102-113.
  10. Bhaduri D., Purakayastha T.J., Patra A.K., Singh M., Sarkar S.. (2014). Combined effect of tillage-water-nutrient management under rice-wheat agro-ecosystem: A study on chemical indicators of soil quality. Agrochimica, 58(1): 63-76.


  • Popular Article
  1. Sarkar, S., Bhaduri, D. & Chakraborty, K. 2014. Plant adaptation mechanisms in phosphorus-deprived soil: Mitigation of stress and way to balanced nutrition. In: Volume 15, Advances in Plant Physiology Series [ISSN: 0972-9917; ISBN: 978-81-7233]. (Accepted)
  2. Misra, C. K.; Borichangor, R. V.; Sarkar, S. and Bhatt, J. H. 2012. Gram Talavma Misra Matsya Uchher (Polyculture of fish in village ponds). Agro Sandesh (Weekly supplement newspaper in Gujarati),  dated 26.11.2012, pp. 14
  3. Misra, C. K.; Borichangor, R. V.; Sarkar, S. and Bhatt, J. H. 2012. Gram Talavma Misra Matsya Uchher (Polyculture of fish in village ponds). Sardar Gurjari (daily newspaper in Gujarati),  dated 05.12.2012, pp. 3
  4. Misra, C. K.; Sarkar, S. and Bhatt, J. H. 2013. Mithapanima carp matchhyabijanauchherdwarabamnicamani" (Carp seed rearing in freshwater ponds) appeared in DivyaBhaskar newspaper, page No. 8, dated 06-05-2013


 Salient Activities of the Centre

  • Development of sustainable technologies for aquaculture in village ponds
  • Development of low cost nutritionally balanced feeds utilizing the locally available alternative feed ingredients
  • Development of diversified production systems in terms of site specificity, species specificity, system specificity
  • Development of rapid diagnostic kits and health control measures
  • Development of breeding and culture standards of regional fish species.
  • Ornamental fish culture for self employment of unemployed youths
  • Capacity building of line departmental officials on frontier areas of aquaculture technologies
  • Imparting need based training to fish farmers