SCSP




Scheduled Caste Sub Plan

During Jan-Dec 2019, ICAR-CIFA has undertaken several activities in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamilnadu, Punjab states towards socio-economic development of Scheduled Caste people. Promotion of scientific carp culture, backyard poultry farming were undertaken.  These activities have benefitted 997 families.  Preliminary survey was conducted and baseline data were collected prior to implementation of the work.  An workshop was conducted at kultali, West Bengal for development of action plan involving major stakeholders. The scientists of the institute also distributed carp seed and demonstrated carp seed rearing. They also demonstrated use of lime and supplementary feed  in aquaculture for better production. The farmers, all belonging to Scheduled Caste community, were exposed for the first time to scientific carp culture. They are eager to learn and are enthusiastic about scientific ways of fish farming.  In Punjab two workshops were held in order to create awareness about fish farming. Farmers, state department officials, KVK , SHGs took part in these programmes. In Tamilnadu cages developed by TANVASU were procured and distributed among SC farmers  for rearing of poultry birds. One workshop cum awareness programme on “Benefits of Scientific fish farming for nutritional security”  was conducted at Guntur ,AndhraPradesh. It is envisaged that socio-economic condition of the SC beneficiaries will improve through ICAR CIFA’s intervention under SCSP.

Summary of activities conducted under SCSP during 2019

# Activity State District No. of people benefitted Date
Workshop on development of action plan West Bengal South 24 pgs 317 27 Feb 2019
Baseline data collection West Bengal South 24 pgs, North 24  pgs Nadia 382 June-July
Provision of quality fish seed West Bengal South 24 pgs, North 24  pgs 470 August - September
Demonstration of supplementary  feeding West Bengal South 24 pgs, North 24  pgs 470 December
Demonstration of use of liming West Bengal South 24 pgs, North 24  pgs Nadia 470 December
Preliminary survey for Backyard poultry farming Tamilnadu Kancheepuram 100 July
Provision of cages for rearing  of poultry birds Tamilnadu Kancheepuram 100 December.
 Survey for  feasibility of  demonstration of mixed carp farming Tamilnadu Kancheepuram  13 October
Survey for feasibility of  demonstration of  mixed carp farming in SC farmers of Kendrapara district, Odisha Odisha Kendrapara, 28 December
Workshop on “Need assessment for the development of scientific aquaculture practice for SC farmers of Shri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab under SCSP Programme” Punjab Muktsar 120 24 September
Workshop on “Need assessment for the development of scientific aquaculture practice for SC farmers of Faridkot, Punjab under SCSP Programme” Punjab Faridkot 130 26 Sept
Workshop cum Awareness programme on “Benefits of Scientific fish farming for nutritional security” Andhra Pradesh Guntur  134 29 October
Demonstration of scientific fish farming Andhra Pradesh Guntur  90 September-October