List of On-going Institute Projects

# Project Title PI Duration
01 Stock development of indigenous Ornamental fish, Channa species of NE states S. K. Swain 2017-21
02 Development of Captive Breeding, Larval rearing and culture of Freshwater Pearl Mussel, Lamellidens marginalis S. Saurabh 2017-21
03 Effect of heat stress on the reproductive function of rohu and its amelioration strategy A. Saha 2017-21
04 Selective breeding & demonstration of improved breed of freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii B. R. Pillai 2018-21
05 Protocol development for control of noxious algal bloom in culture ponds S. Mohanty 2018-21
06 Design and development of a Freshwater Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (FIMTA) system for selected cultivable aquatic species D. Panda 2018-21
07 Effect of Zinc and Iron Enrichments on Freshwater Plankton Productivity and growth of improved Rohu (Labeo rohita H.) P. K. Tiwari 2018-21
08 Protocol development for control of noxious algal bloom in culture ponds Snatashree Mohanty 2018-21
09 Efficient use of critical inputs towards sustainable aquaculture in the Moyna block of Purba Midnapore, West Bengal through cluster approach S. Adhikary 2018-21
10 Growth performance of Hilsa, Tenualosa ilisha in captivity and development of its hatchery system D. N. Chattopadhyay 2018-21
11 Genetic improvement of rohu (Labeo rohita) for growth and disease resistance against A. hydrophila and its effective dissemination K. D. Mahapatra 2018-21
12 Development of suitable prophylactic and control measures for health management in challenged freshwater aquaculture systems in India S. S. Mishra 2018-21
13 Identification and characterization of organic compounds from medicinal plants for the control of diseases in freshwater M. Samanta 2018-21
14 Protocol development for breeding and seed rearing of Mystus cavasius in captivity S.K. Sahoo 2019-22
15 Impact of Exotic fish species farming on sustainability of carp culture in Andhra Pradesh Ramesh Rathod 2019-22
16 Optimization of seed rearing protocol for commercially important freshwater fishes in salt affected regions Mukesh Ku. Bairwa 2019-22
17 Implication of fat accumulation on gonadal maturation in Catla catla Uday Ku. Udit 2019-22
18 Isolation and characterization of heterotrophic ammonia oxidising bacteria (AOB) and their application in aquaculture Pushpa Choudhary 2019-22
19 Solid State Fermentation (SSF) of mahua oil cake as fish feed ingredient for Indian Major Carps (IMC) K. C. Das 2019-22
20 Enhancing larval survivability of climbing perch through dietary intervention Nitish Ku. Chandan 2019-22
21 Protocol development for breeding and seed rearing of Mystus cavasius in captivity S. Mohanty 2019-22
22 Inducing sterility in carps and tilapia using different biochemical agents P. Routray 2020-23
23 Development of protocol for organic fish farming: A sustainable production approach in freshwater ecosystem S. Sethi 2020-23
24 Standardization of broodstock development and seed rearing of striped murrel, Channa striata in recircualtory aquaculture system Rajesh Kumar 2020-23

List of On-going Externally Funded Projects

# Project Title PI Duration Funding Source
01 AICRP on Plasticulture Engineering and Technology Centre at ICAR-CIFA B. C. Mohapatra 1988-continue ICAR
02 Development of novel immunopotentiator molecules from fish host and pathogens for broad spectrum disease control in freshwater aquaculture P. K. Sahoo 2011-21 ICAR
03 Intellectual Property and Technology Management (IP & TM) (renamed as “ National Agriculture Innovation Foundation (NAIF)”-Component-I P. Swain 2015-20 ICAR
04 Promoting Improved Agriculture and allied Sector Technologies in Khordha district through Farmer First Approach H. K. De 2016-20 ICAR
05 Genetic enhancement of economically important freshwater fish Catla catla using genetic and molecular approaches J. K. Sundaray 2017-20 DBT
06 Network program on assessment of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in microorganisms associated with fisheries and aquaculture in India S. S. Mishra 2018-21 ICAR
07 Bioprocessing of fish wastes for productive end users S. P. Mohanty 2018-21 DST, Govt. of Odisha
08 Dissemination of minor carp production technology and its refinement for greater adoptability by the aquaculture farmers P. C. Das 2018-21 NFDB
09 Upscaling and demonstration of nursery and grow out carp feeds developed by ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar K. C. Das 2018-21 NFDB
10 Regulatory roles of kisspeptin and neurokinin B in gonadal maturation of farmed carp Labeo rohita Ashis Saha 2018-21 Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
11 Establishment of captive breeding protocol and value additions to selected indigenous ornamental fishes from North-east India H. K. Barman 2018-21 DBT
12 Improving broodstock management and quality seed production of Ompok bimaculatus through application of molecular endocrinology J. K. Sundaray 2018-21 DBT
13 To elucidate the unique biochemical adaptational strategies that allow to airbreathing catfishes (Clarias batrachus and Heteropneustes fossilis) to survive in ammonia enriched toxic waste (PI-NEHU) H. K. Barman 2018-21 DBT
14 Network project on Ornamental fish breeding and culture (NPOFBC) CIFA Component: Breeding and culture of freshwater ornamental fishes, Trichogaster chuna and Dawkinsia assimilis S. K. Swain 2018-25 ICAR
15 Ecological assessment of the exotic sailfin catfishes in the Indian freshwater systems and developing a species specific molecular tool to measure their detection in the wild (Collaborative project) J. K. Sundaray 2019-22 Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
16 Strengthening fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition (India-WorldFish collaborative project; ICAR-CIFA, ICAR-CIFT and ICAR-CIFRI):
Development of sustainable aquaculture practices through life cycle analysis (LCA) of selected aquaculture production systems and performance evaluation of improved varieties of carps and freshwater prawn (ICAR-CIFA Component)
Bindu R. Pillai 2019-23 ICAR-WorldFish
17 Harmonized one health trans-species and community surveillance for tackling antibacterial resistance in India S. S. Mishra 2019-20 BIRAC-DBT with INCLEN Trust International, New Delhi
18 New extension methodologies and approaches (NEMA) H. K. De 2019-20 ICAR
19 C.R.Edit – Crispr/Cas9 edition to test and control genes implicated in influencing Aeromonas disease resistance in carp and salmon P. K. Sahoo 2019-2022 DST (Indo-Norway Project) NOFIMA
20 Assessment of endocrine disruption in fish reproduction J. K. Sundaray 2019-22 DBT
21 Estimation of production and utilization pattern of milk and milk products in India N.K. Barik 2020-21 NSO, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Govt. of India
BIOCARE Scheme of the DBT for Women Scientist Scheme (Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India)
22 Encapsulated adherent putative lactic acid bacteria as dietary probiotic supplement with optimized feeding regime for Indian major carp, Labeo rohita Usha Jyoti Maji
S. Mohanty
(Mentor Scientist)
2019-22 Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology
Emeritus Scientist Scheme
23 Characterization of gut microbiome of Labeo rohita : A step towards manipulation of bacterial communities for enhancement of productivity in aquaculture system N. K. Maiti 2018-21 ICAR

Institute based completed projects list

# Project Title PI Duration
01 Ontogeny of digestive system of selected catfish species and its implication on larval feed development Rakhi Kumari 2016-20
02 Genetic characterization of Indian populations of clarias magur L. Sahoo 2017-20
03 G/E integration evaluation for growth rate of Jayanti rohu in different parts of India K. Murmu 2017-20
04 Differentially expressed proteins in rohu, Labeo rohita in response to heat stress M. Badhe 2017-20
05 Evaluation of training programs conducted by ICAR-CIFA H. K. De 2017-20
06 Impact assessment of aquaculture technology N. K. Barik 2017-20
07 Pilotting a Integrated Information system for effective technology dissemination in freshwater aquaculture I. Sivaraman 2017-20
08 Broodstock Development and Seed production of Cultivable Peninsular carps N. Sridhar/B. Gangadhar 2017-20
09 Diseases of peninsular carps upon introduction to culture systems Hemaprasanth 2017-20
10 Plankton productivity in relation to season and nutrient interaction in Peninsular Aquaculture Systems B. Gangadhar 2017-20
11 Development of mobile sediment- water analysis kit and recommendation measures for freshwater fish ponds S. Sarkar 2017-20
12 Development of Larval diet for Ompok bimaculatus, a high valued fish of regional importance S. Sarkar 2017-20
13 Exploring ornamental fish breeding and culture in Gujarat plains agroclimatic regions of India C. K. Misra 2017-20

List of Completed Externally Funded Projects

# Project Title PI Duration Funding Source
01 National Surveillance programme on Aquatic animal diseases P. K Sahoo 2013-2019 NFDB
02 Adaptation and mitigation strategies in fisheries and aquaculture to climate change with special reference to freshwater aquaculture S. Adhikari Apr 2015 – Mar 2020 ICAR
03 Consortia Research Platform on water: CIFA component 3.2: Water budgeting and enhancing water productivity by multiple use of water in
different aquaculture production system
P. C. Das Dec 2015- Mar 2021 ICAR
04 Novel approaches towards vaccine development against argulosis in carps J. Mohanty Aug 2015- Mar 2020 ICAR
05 Carp seed production and integrated fish farming technology for livelihood development of Phailin affected tribal farmers of Ganjam district,
Odisha (Under TSP)
B. C. Mohapatra 11.7.2016 - 10.01.2020 DST
06 Cryopreservation of embryonic stem cells and primordial germ cells for transplantation and surrogate fish production (Indo-Argentina) P. Routray May 2016 - Nov 2019 DST
07 Upgradation and dissemination of stripped murrel, Channa striata seed production technology Rajesh Kumar July 2016 - Jun 2019 NFDB
08 Development of a RNA interference-based silencing approach targeting lectin(s) gene transcripts in freshwater prawn,
M. rosenbergii and its implications as a biotherapeutant
J. Mohanty 2016 - 2020 DBT
09 Development of a RNA interference-based silencing approach targeting lectin(s) gene transcripts in freshwater prawn,
M. rosenbergiiand its implications as a biotherapeutant
J. Mohanty 2016 - 2020 DBT
10 Upliftment of Tribal community through scientific adoption of aquaculture technologies for the improvement of their livelihood and socio-
economic status in selected districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.
Ramesh Rathod Apr. 2016 - Sept.2019 DBT
11 Demonstration of efficacy of carp brood stock diet CIFABROODTM in increasing quality seed production of Indian Major Carps
in selected states of India
S. Nandi Apr. 2018 - Mar.2020 NFDB
12 Capacity building of knowledge intermediaries and primary stakeholders in freshwater aquaculture through virtual learning approach I. Sivaraman Apr. 2018 - Mar.2020 NFDB
13 Deciphering genetic variation in the carbohydrate metabolism of farmed rohu families J. K. Sundaray Nov. 2017 - Mar.2020 ICAR
BIOCARE Scheme of the DBT for Women Scientist Scheme (Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India)
14 Development of genomic resources in A. testudineus for breed improvement and understanding molecular mechanisms involved in hypoxia tolerance Sofia Priyadarsani Das
P. Das
(Mentor Scientist)
2017-19 DBT
Agri Business Incubation (ABI)
15 Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) program at ICAR-CIFA N. K. Barik 2015-20 ICAR
Contract Research
16 Consultancy of “Revival FISHFED, status of cooperative and marketing" N. K. Barik 2019-20 World Bank
RKVY (Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana)
17 Quality seed production of important cultivable fish (In collaboration with the Department of Fisheries, Government of Karnataka) N. Sridhar
B. Gangadhar
2017-20 RKVY
18 Establishment of incubation center for micro enterprises in freshwater aquaculture for Odisha N. K. Barik 2018-20 RKVY
19 Establishment of Aquaculture Farm School N. K. Barik 2018-20 RKVY
Emeritus Scientist Scheme
20 Impact of brewer’s spent yeast on growth performance, survival and immunostimulation of Labeo rohita challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila Kasturi Samantaray 2017-20 ICAR

Patents Granted

# Title Patent No. Date of Grant
01 A manually operated low cost handy cryofreezer for gamete cryopreservation. 251022 16.02.2012
02 Male-specific protein of Indian major carp (Labeo rohita) – A key for sex differentiation and brood stock management. 252072 24.04.2012
03 A method and an apparatus for developing gonodal maturity in carp 275820 22.09.2016
04 A process for differential sero-diagnosis of gram-negative bacterial infections and detection of their toxins in human food in reference to fish and fish products using polyclonal antibodies to their less cross reacting and highly specific extra cellular products antigen IN277749 29.11.2016
05 Competitive ELISA for diagnosis and sero monitoring of microbial infections in cultured freshwater fishes IN277740 29.11.2016