WAD Rahara

Regional Research Centre, Rahara

Brief History and Genesis of Rahara Centre

Considering the potentialities of increasing fish production and productivity of this region. Scientific investigation on the use of sewage in aquaculture was initiated in two rented ponds at Rahara in 1975 for collecting necessary basic information.  The activities were soon expanded and a 10.5 ha marshy land was developed into “Wastewater-fish farm” in the early eighties under the banner of the erstwhile CIFRI, Barrackpore, and named as Wastewater Aquaculture Division of CIFA in 1987 when CIFA, Bhubaneswar became an independent Institute and since then diversified research on low-cost aquaculture technology in wastewater ecosystem have been developed and are being upgraded for eliminating cost intensive inputs like feed, manure and fertilizer etc.

Of late it was renamed as Regional Research Centre (RRC), Rahara and its Field Station, Kalyani of ICAR-CIFA, which  has been functioning with the mandate to conduct research to cater the region specific needs to conduct research on the utilization of waste-water in aquaculture, to undertake studies on diversification of aquaculture practices and to disseminate aquaculture technologies through demonstration, capacity building of officials from various organizations and imparting need based training to fish farmers of West Bengal, NEH and other eastern states. At present the centre is known as Regional Research Station, Rahara of ICAR-CIFA.

Regional Research Station  is situated at Rahara, Kolkata, North 24-parganas Dist., West Bengal, Kolkata - 700 118. The Centre is well connected with Road, Rail and Air. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at Dumdum is only 14 km away. Sealdah and Khardah Railway stations are 18 and 2 km away from the Research Station, respectively. Frequent auto rickshaw services are available through-out the day from Khardah railway station.

Rahara Regional Station,
P. O. Rahara,
Kolkata- 700118, West Bengal
E-mail: rahara_cifa[at]rediffmail[dot]com
Telefax: 033 – 25683023

Field Station, Kalyani

The Station had its beginning as Frog Culture Division of the erstwhile ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore in 1975. Later, the Frog Culture Unit was renamed as Regional Research Centre  of Wastewater Aquaculture Division, Rahara in the year 1998. Later on it was further renamed as  Field Station, Kalyani which  is situated at Nadia District, West Bengal with campus having 7.0 ha land area. The station is equipped with 15 ponds of different sizes having 1.2 ha water spread area for rearing and production of fish, having one pabda hatchery, experimental shed  one poultry house, one duck shed, etc.

A/5 (Phase III), Santal Para,
P.O. Kalyani, Nadia - 741235, West Bengal
E–mail: cifakalyani96[at]gmail[dot]com,
Telephone: 033 – 25824015

Staff strength (RRC Rahara & Field Station Kalyani)

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Principal Scientist 3 Technical 0 Skilled Supporting Staff 3
Senior Scientist 1 Assistant 2 SRF/JRF/TA/LA/YP 2
Scientist 3 Casual Labourer 11
Contractual labourer 18

Staff at Rahara

Dr. Baidyanath Paul
Principal Scientist
& Scientist-in-charge

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Dr. Subhendu Adhikari
Principal Scientist

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Dr. Rathindra Nath Mandal
Principal Scientist

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Sri Swamiji Sen

Sri Sukendu Biswas

Mrs. Kiran Oraon
Skilled Supporting Staff

Mungli Sardar
Skilled Supporting Staff

Staff at Kalyani

Dr. Subhas Sarkar
Senior Scientist

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Mrs. Manju Singh
Skilled Supporting Staff


  • Basic and strategic research for the development of sustainable culture systems for freshwater fish species
  • Species and system diversification in freshwater and wastewater aquaculture.
  • Human Resource Development through training, education and extension

Focal research area

  1. Utilization of wastewater & wastes of agro-industrial origin in freshwater aquaculture including integrated fish farming systems.
  2. Captive breeding, seed production and grow-out culture of important cultivable freshwater fin fishes.
  3. Development of new culture systems for freshwater aquaculture.
  4. Soil, water quality and fish health management for higher production.
  5. Application of Farm made feed for sustainable Aquaculture Production
  6. Livelihood development in West Bengal and NEH states through freshwater aquaculture.

List of On-going Projects


# Project Title PI Duration
Efficient use of critical inputs towards sustainable aquaculture in the Moyna of PurbaMidnapur, West Bengal through cluster approach Dr. S. Adhikari 01.04.2018- 31.03.2021
Growth performance of Hilsa, Tenualosa ilisha in captivity Dr. D. N. Chattopadhyay 01.04.2018- 31.03.2021

Externally Funded

# Project Title Project Team Duration
DBT funded Twinning project on “Improving Broodstock Management and Quality Seed Production of Ompok bimaculatus through Application of Molecular Endocrinology” Dr. J. K. Sundaray, PI
Dr P. P. Chakrabarti, Co-PI
Mr. Arabinda Das, Co-PI
Dr. Farhana Hoque, Co-PI
27.06.2018 -26.06.2021

List of Completed Projects


# Project Title PI Duration
Development of Larval diet for Ompok bimaculatus, a high- valued fish of regional importance Dr. B. N. Paul 01.04.2019 to 31.3.2020
Evaluation of increasing production of safe fish with feed in sustainable waste water aquaculture Dr. R. N. Mandal 01/04/2015 to 31.03.2018
Studies on technical and economic feasibility of integrated crop livestock fish farming system involving Mystus gulio, E. vacha, C. reba, P. sarana and O. nilotics along with carps Dr. P.P. Chakrabarti 01/04/2015 to 31/03/2018
Carbon sequestration and carbon footprint in some aquaculture system Dr. S. Adhikari 01/04/2015 to 31/03/2018
Evaluation of production performance and quality assessment of carp utilizing potential organic wastes Dr. R. N. Mandal 01/04/2012 to 31/03/2015
Production performance of some high value regionally preferred SIFS in integrated culture system comprising agri-horti-crops and livestocks Dr. P.P. Chakrabarti 01/04/2012to 31/03/2015
Characterization and utilization of Wastes in Aquaculture Dr.P.K.Mukhopadhyay 01/04/2010 to 31/03/2013
Aquaculture Diversification and Wastewater Management Dr.A.K Datta 01/04/2007 to 31/03/2010

Externally Funded

# Project Title PI Duration
Risk and benefit assessment of an illegally introduced fish species Piaractus brachypomus Pacu in India Co-PI: Dr. P.P. Chakrabarti 01/04/2017 to 31/03/2018
Development of user friendly portable pabda hatchery with tubifex culture & rainwater harvesting facilities Mr. Ajmal Hussan 01/04/2017 to 31/03/2020
Productivity and production enhancement of Freshwater ponds through BMP and aquaculture for livelihood development of the Aila affected SC/ST Communities of Islands of Sunderbans, West Bengal Dr. P.P. Chakrabarti 01/04/2015 to 31/03/2018
Adaptation and mitigation strategies in fisheries and aquaculture to climate change with special reference to freshwater aquaculture Dr.S.Adhikari 01/04/2015 to 31/03/2020
Outreach Research Project on Nutrient profiling of Fish Dr.B.N.Paul 01/04/2013 to 31/03/2018
Stock characterization, captive breeding, seed production and culture of hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) Dr. D. N. Chattopadhyay 01/04/2012 to 31/03/2017
Outreach Activity : Nutrient Profiling and Evaluation of Fish as a Dietary Component Dr.B.N.Paul 01/04/2008 to 31/03/2013

Future thrust area

  • Efficient use of wastewater for sustainable aquaculture
  • Diversification of candidate species and system in  aquaculture
  • Livelihood programme for poverty alleviation in West Bengal and NEH region through aquaculture technologies
  • Capacity building through scientific aquaculture

Technologies/ Product developed

  1. Waste water aquaculture practices having 3-4 tonne/hactre/year production level have been developed.
  2. Distillery waste water having BOD level of 15-20 ppm can be used for aquaculture practices
  3. Split doses of waste water aquaculture practices provides maximum production
  4. Breeding, seed rearing and culture techniques of butter catfish Ompok bimaculatus and long whiskers catfish Mystus gulio
  5. Breeding & seed rearing protocol of hilsa shad Tenualosa ilisha.
  6. Development of portable FRP pabda hatchery having capacity to produce about 10,000 – 15,000 nos. of early fry in a single cycle
  7. Integrated of farming system models involving various high value and conventional horticultural crops, poultry and ducks

Training programmes conducted during 2019-2020

# Title Place Participants (no.)
Training on ‘Fish Nutrition and Feeding of Fish’ during 17-21 June 2019 RRC, Rahara 25 students, entrepreneurs, and farmers
Training on ‘Induced breeding of IMC and culture Technologies” for Trainees of RKMSSSM, Belur Math, Belur’ during 03-10 July 2019 RRC, Rahara 29 rural youths covering a number of districts of West Bengal
Training on ‘Induced breeding and seed production of Indian Major Carps’ 16-20 July 2019 RRC, Rahara 20 farmers, students, and entrepreneurs
Training on ‘Captive breeding and seed production of indigenous catfishes with emphasis on Ompok and Mystus species’ during 30 July-03 August 2019 RRC, Rahara 37 farmers, students, and entrepreneurs
NFDB sponsored training on ‘Aquaculture pond production and productivity management with special reference to climate change’ during 26-30 August 2019 RRC, Rahara 12 Govt. Officials, and entrepreneurs
NFDB sponsored training on ‘Advanced aquaculture technologies for doubling farm income’ during 11-13, September 2019

Kalyani FS., RRC-Rahara 50 farmers
NFDB sponsored training on ‘Advanced aquaculture technologies for doubling farm income’ during 27-29 November 2019 Sasya Shyamala Krishi Vigyan Kendra’, RKMVU, Sonarpur 50 farmers
Training on ‘Recent advancement of freshwater aquaculture’ to officials of Tata Trust during 27-29 December RRC, Rahara 12 Tata Trust Officials
NFDB sponsored training on ‘Integrated farming systems involving fish, livestock, and agri-horticulture crops’ during 06-10 January 2020 Kalyani FS., RRC-Rahara 16 Govt. Officials, farmers, and entrepreneurs

Salient achievements

  • The impact of sewage water for the safe fish production has been done successfully and the production levels varied from 3.0 to 5.0 t/ha/yr.
  • Use of different feed additives (Plant attractants ) was developed to enhance feed intake of fish and Iron requirement of rohu was worked out.
  • Different agro-industrial wastes viz., Dried Distilleries Grain Soluble (DDS), Breweries wastes, ghee residue, jute leaf powder etc were used as  New Aquaculture feed ingredients
  • The nutrient content of sixteen freshwater fish species was done under Nutrient Profiling of Fishes and the species covered are Labeo rohita, Catla catla, Cirrhinus mrigala, Labeo bata, Labeo calbasu, Labeo fimbriatus, Cirrhinus reba, Barbonymus gonionotus, Anabas testudineus, Clarias batrachus, Heteropneustes fossilis, Mystus vittatus, Channa striata, Ompok bimaculatus, Wallago attu  and Pangasianodon Hypophthalmus.
  • Feeding protocol of Ompok bimaculatus larvae was developed and the larval feed requires 40% protein and 8 % lipid.
  • Fish can be cultured in waste water having BOD level of 15-20 ppm. Split doses of waste water application provides maximum production.
  • Breeding performance of Indian Major Carps in relation to temperature in different states of India have been studied
  • Developed grow-out culture method of Ompok bimaculatus at reduced water depth to conserve water
  • Protocol on growth and survivability of Indian Major Carps under different temperature and salinity levels
  • Carbon foot print and carbon sequestration of aquaculture ponds have been extensively studied
  • First instance of lordosis in Pterygoplichthys, dropsy and scoliosis in Ompok bimaculatus and Dactylogyrosis in Mystusgulio were reported.

Achievements (Kalyani FS)

  • Integrated farming system models involving various high value and conventional horticultural crops, poultry and ducks with fish.
  • Breeding, seed rearing and culture techniques of butter catfish Ompok bimaculatus
  • Breeding & seed rearing protocol of hilsa shad Tenualosa ilisha.
  • Breeding and seed production techniques of long whiskers catfish Mystus gulio
  • Development of portable FRP pabda hatchery having capacity to produce about 10,000 – 15,000 nos. of early fry in a single cycle.


Infrastructure facilities at Rahara:

  • The  Rahara farm (10.5 ha) has effective water area of about 6 hectare comprising 8 nursery ponds, 9 rearing ponds, 13 stocking ponds, 2 spawner tanks and 3 paddy-cum-fish culture plots besides 7 circular cement cisterns of 0.018 ha each.
  • Of the 4.5 ha of available land, about 1.0 ha is being utilized for Horticulture throughout the year eliminating the recurring labour expenditure on cleaning the weed infested dykes and at the same time generating revenue
  • A well-equipped laboratory with Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS), Gas Chromatograph (GC), Spectrophotometer, Lyophilizer, Socs Plus for fat extraction, Kel plus for crude protein estimation, Precision balance, Muffle furnace, Hot water bath etc. to conduct research and teaching in different area of Aquaculture.
  • Laboratory for soil and water analysis.
  • Treated and untreated domestic sewage from Titagarh municipality is being taken to the farm through a 1 km long underground pipeline leading to a deep sump from where it is drawn in the  ponds  and paddy plots using an electrical pump. 
  • One deep tube well is available to supply freshwater whenever required.
  • An eco-hatchery complex and plastic hatchery is available to facilitate fish breeding.
  • An experimental yard with flow-through system to conduct nutritional and other experimental studies.
  • Space on integrated farming including paddy-cum-fish culture has focused attention on diversification and better utilization of fallow land.
  • One conference cum training  hall with video conferencing facility for conducting meeting and training programme with a capacity of 50 persons

Infrastructure (Field Station Kalyani)

  • The Kalyani Field Station (7.0 ha) has effective water area of about 1.2 hectare comprising 4 nursery ponds, 3 rearing ponds and 9 grow out ponds   
  • Laboratory for soil and water quality analysis
  • Basic laboratory for molecular work: laminar flowhood chamber, autoclave, bacteriological incubator, thermocycler, gel electrophoresis unit, gel documentation unit, -20◦C deep freeze, refrigerator, spectrophotometer, cooling centrifuge and power backup
  • Hatcheries for catfish
  • Experimental sheds
  • Poultry house and Duck shed
  • Training hall


# Title Journal Authors Year
Pathogenesis and expression profile of selected immune genes to experimental Edwardsiella tarda infection in iridescent shark, Pangasianodon hypophthalmus Aquaculture Reports 17, 100371

DOI: 10.1016/j.aqrep.2020.100371

Hoque, F., Pawar, N., Pitale, P., Dutta, R., Sawant, B., Babu, G.P., Choudhary, A., Sundaray, J. K. 2020
Effect of water salinity levels on growth performance and survival of Catla catla, genetically improved Labeo  rohita (Jayanti rohu) and Cirrhinus    mrigala International Journal of Oceanography and Aquaculture 4(2): 00190.

DOI: 10.23880/ijoac-16000190

Hoque, F., Adhikari, S., Hussan, A., Pillai, B. R. 2020
Culture of Brachionus calyciforus as fish food organism: an approach to improve larval survival of freshwater fish Journal of Experimental Zoology, India, 23(1): 313-321. Udit, U.K.,  Biswal, A., Mane, A.M., Sinha, V., Hussan, A., MunilKumar, S., Saurabh, S. and Naik, A. R. 2020
Lovesome chum of aquarium are wreaking havoc in East Kolkata Wetlands, India. Aquaculture Asia, 24(3): 9-15. Hussan, A., Sundaray, J.K., Ghosal, R., Mallick, S. 2020
Biopesticides in Aquaculture Aquaculture Spectrum 31(2): 41-43. Hoque, F., Hussan, A., Das, A., Mishra, S. S., Adhikari, S. 2020
Seasonal variations in Proximate composition of nine freshwater fish. Indian J. Anim. Nutr. 36(1): 65-72.doi: 10.5958/2231-6744.2019.00011.2 Paul, B.N., Bhowmick, S., Singh,P., Chanda, S., Sridhar, N. and Giri, S.S 2019
Carp Culture with Farm Made Feed –A success story. Indian Farming, 69(10): 28-30. Paul,B.N., Rath,S.C. and Giri,S.S. 2019
Carbon Storage in Sediments of Freshwater Fishponds of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal, India Austin J Environ. Toxicol., 5(1): 1026.  http://doi.org/10.26420/austinjenvirontoxicol.2019.1026. Adhikari, S., Mahanty, D., Ikmail S., Sarkar, S., Rathod, R. and Pillai, B.R. 2019
Water gain and water loss of some freshwater aquaculture ponds at Kausalyaganga, Orissa, India. Appl. Water Sci., 9:121(1-7). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13201-019-1001-1 Adhikari, S., Pani, K.C. and Jayasankar, P. 2019
Invasion of non-indigenous suckermouth  armoured catfish of the genus Pterygoplichthys (Loricariidae) in the East Kolkata Wetlands: stakeholders’ perception. Indian J. Fish., 66(2): 29-42, DOI: 10.21077/ijf.2019.66.2.86267-05 Hussan, A.,  Sundaray, J. K., Mandal, R. N., Hoque, F.,  Das, A.,  Chakrabarti, P. P.  and Adhikari, S. 2019
Growth performance of Labeo bata (Hamilton, 1822) in freshwater and its acclimatization in brackish water with betaine as feed additive. Aquaculture- Amsterdam, 501 (1):128-134. Ghosh, T. K., Chauhan, Y. H. and R. N., Mandal. 2019
Larval rearing of hilsa shad, Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton 1822).  Aquaculture Research, 50(3):778-785. https://doi.org/10.1111/are.13934 Chattopadhyay,  D. N., A. Chakraborty, P. K. Ray, R. N. Mandal, S. K. Banik,  V. R.       Suresh, K. Ghosh. 2019
Isolation and partial characterisation of secondary metabolites from fish-borne bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Indian Journal of Fisheries 66(1): 81-91. DOI: 10.21077/ijf.2019.66.1.79940-11 Hoque, F., Abraham, T. J., Jayasankar, P. 2019
Pseudomonas aeruginosa FARP72 offers protection against Aeromonas hydrophila infection in Labeo rohita. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins. 11(3): 973-980. DOI: 10.1007/s12602-018-9456-1 Hoque, F., Abraham, T. J., Nagesh, T. S., Kamilya, D. 2019
Ghost Probiotics- Prospect in Aquaculture Aquaculture International 52-56. Hoque, F. 2019
Fish culture without water International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 7(5): 39-48. Hussan A., Adhikari S., Das A., Hoque F., Pillai, B.R. 2019
Assessment of heavy metals in Indian Major Carps. Indian J. Anim. Hlth. 58(1): 131-134. Singh, P., Rana, G.C. and Paul, B.N 2019
Induced breeding of Catla catla carried out at low temperature in FRP carp hatchery of Arunachal Pradesh, India. India. J. Environ. Biol., 40: 328-334. DOI: 10.22438/jeb/40/3/MRN-768 Ghosh, A., Mohapatra, B.C., Chakrabarti, P.P., Hussan, A. and Das, A. 2019
Proximate, Mineral and Fatty Acid Composition of Catla catla reared in Fresh Water and Waste Water Environment Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition,  35(4):463-468. doi:10.59,58/2231-6744.2018.00070.1 Paul,B.N., Singh,P., Bhowmick, S., Mandal,R.N.,Adhikari,S., Pandey,B.K., Das,A and P.P.Chakrabarti 2018
Production of tubifex - a new dimension of aquaculture in feeding juvenile fish Aquaculture Asia, 22 (3): 19-22 Mandal, R. N., S. Kar , P.P. Chakrabarti , D.N. Chattopadhyay , B.N. Paul , S. Adhikari , J. Maity and B.R. Pillai 2018
Dominance of Intergrades of Invasive Suckermouth Armoured Catfishes spp. (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) in Coastal Wetlands of West Bengal, India Pterygoplichthys. Indian Soc. Coastal Agric. Res. 36(1): 84-92. Hussan, A.,  Mandal, R. N., Hoque, F.,  Das, A.,  Chakrabarti,  P. P. and Adhikarij. S. 2018
Adaptation and mitigation strategies of climate change impact freshwater aquaculture in some states of Indi Journal of fisheries Science.com, 12(1): 016-021 Adhikari, S., Chaudhuri A.K., gangadhar B., Rathod, R., Mandal R. N., Ikmail, S., saha, G. S., De, H.K., Shivaraman, I., mahapatra A.S., sarkar, S., Routrey, P., Bindu, R. Pillai and Sundarey, J.K.  2018
First ever weaning and feeding behavior of Hilsa Sad,   Tenulosa ilisha (Hamilton, 1822) fry under captive breeding. Environment and Ecology, 36 (2): 508-513. Chattopadhyay, D. N., Chakrabarty, A., Roy, P. K., Mandal, R. N., Suresh, V. and Barik, S.  K 2018
Nutritional Values of Minor carps SAARC J Agri. 16(1): 215-231. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/sja.vl6i1.37436. Paul, B.N., Bhowmick, S., Chanda, S., Sridhar, N. and Giri, S.S. 2018
Nutrient Profile of five Freshwater Fish Species. SAARC J Agri. 16(2): 25-41.              DOI: https://doi.org/10.3329/sja.v16i2.40256 Paul, B.N.,Bhowmick, S., Chanda, S., Sridhar, N. and Giri, S.S. 2018
Survey on Socio-economic and dietary pattern of Chattisgarh and Odisha. Fishing Chimes, 38 (4):40-43. Paul,B.N.,Saha,G.S.,Chanda,S.,Sengupta,J., Sasmal,S. and Giri,S.S. 2018
Carbon and Nitrogen Distribution in Some Carp Polyculture Ponds of Andhra Pradesh, India. J. Aquat. Res. Mar. Sci., 1(3): 91-96. doi:https://doi.org/10.29199/ARMS.201024  Adhikari, S., Sarkar, S., Chakrabarti, P.P., Giri, B.S., Pillai, B.R., and Sundaray, J.K. 2018
Effect of inorganic arsenic (As III) on growth and feeding of the Indian River prawn M. malcolmsonii.   SDRP Journal of Aquaculture, Fisheries & Fish Science, 2(1):112-117 Kisan, B.C., Adhikari, S., Patnaik, S., and Nandi, S. 2018
Managing water quality and fish health in aquaculture: Farmers traditional practices in West Bengal International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 6(4): 31-35. Hoque, F., Hussan, A., Das, A., Chakrabarti, P. P. 2018
Mass mortality associated with Dactylogyrus infection in farmed long whiskers catfish, Mystus gulio Journal of Experimental Zoology India 21(1): 227- Hoque, F., Hussan, A., Das, A., Chakrabarti, P. P., Sundaray, J. K. 2018
Status and future of aquaculture development in Mizoram, India. Int. J. Fisher. Aquat. Studies, 6(4): 42-48. Hussan, A., Chakrabarti, P.P., Sundaray, J.K., Das, A., Mohapatra, B.C., and Ananth, P.N. 2018
Present Status, Abundance and Threats of Fish Diversity on Ramsar Site (East Kolkata Wetlands) of West Bengal, India Int. J. Curr. Microbial. Appl. Sci., 7(7): 4000-4007. Kumar, B., Kumar, S., Biswal, A., Dey, A., Thakuria, J., Hussan, A., Baruah, A., Udit, U. K., Meher , P. K. and Singh, D.K. 2018
Potentiality of new feed ingredients for Aquaculture: A Review. Agricultural Reviews.39 (4):282-291. DOI 10.18805/ag.R-1819 Singh,P., Paul, B.N. and Giri, S.S 2018
Water Budgets for freshwater fish ponds of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal Water science & Technology: water supply, 17 (3): 835-841. https://doi.org/10.2166/ws.2016.177 Adhikari, S., Pani, K. C., Mandal R. N., Chakrabarti, P. P., Giri, B. S., and Jayasankar, P 2017
Pesticide residues in Indian major carps reared in wastewater. Explor Anim Med Res 7(2): 190-193. Paul BN, Singh P, Nag S, Mandal RN, Chakrabarti PP 2017
Incorporation of ghee residue as feed ingredient for Labeo rohita fingerlings Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology,17: 127-136. DOI:10.5958/0974-181X.2017.00013.0. Singh, P., Paul, B.N., Rana, G.C., Mandal, R.N., Chakrabarti, P.P. and Giri, S.S 2017
Induced Breeding of Carps for Seed Production in carp Hatchery, Advances in Applied Science Research, 2017, 8(1):88-93. Chakrabarti, P. P., Mohapatra B.C., Hussan, A.,  Das, A., Mandal R. N., Ghosh, A. Choudhuri, G.  and Jayasankar, P. 2017
Effect of dietary iron level on growth performance and enzyme activity in rohu(Labeo rohita Hamilton) fingerlings. Indian J. Anim. Nutr. 34(2): 224-228. doi: 10.5958/2231-6744.2017.00038.x Chanda,S., Samanta, A.,Paul,B.N., Ghosh,K. and Giri,S.S. 2017
Nutrient Profile of Indian Climbing Perch, Anabas testudineus. SAARC J Agri. 15(1): 99-109. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/sja.vl5il.33156. Paul, B.N., Chanda, S., Bhowmick, S., Sridhar, N., Saha, G.S. and Giri, S.S. 2017
Evaluation of Processed Rain Tree (Samaneasaman) Pod Meal as a Non-conventional Ingredient in the diet of Catla catla fry. Anim. Nutr. Feed Technol. 17: 323-332. DOI: 10.5958/0974-181X.2017.00031.2. Rath, S.C., Nayak, K.C., Pradhan, C., Mohanty, T.K., Sarkar, S., Mohanta, K.N., Paul, B.N. and Giri, S.S. 2017
Farm-made feed for polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) rich carp production in India: A case study. SAARC J. Agri. 15(2): 45-55. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/sja.vl5i2.35157. Paul,B.N., Giri, S.S., Chanda, S., Rath, S.C. and Datta, A.K. 2017
Effect of culture condition on the level of serum Insulin-like growth factor-1 in Indian major carps. International Journal of Aquaculture 7(10):71-78 doi: 10.5376/ija.2017.07.0010 Abraham, T.J., Hoque, F., Das, A., Nagesh, T. S. 2017
Care to reduce stress Aquaculture Times 3(4): 49-55. Hussan A., Hoque F., Das A., Chakrabarti, P. P. 2017
DNA barcoding of Puntius sarana (hamilton, 1822): species validation and phylogenetic assessment J. Exp. Zool. India, 20(1): 273-279. Udit, U.K., Nandi, S., Meher, P. K., Hussan, A., Das, R., Sundaray, J.K. and Jayasankar, P. 2017
Induced Breeding of Carps for Seed Production in FRP Hatchery. Adv. Appl. Sci. Res., 8(1):88-93. Chakrabarti, P.P., Mohapatra, B.C., Hussan, A., Das, A., Mandal. R. N., Ghosh, A., Choudhuri, G. and Jayasankar, P. 2017
Impact of Textile Dyes Waste on Aquatic Environments and its Treatment Environment & Ecology, 35 (3C):2349-2353. Gita, S., Hussan, A. and Choudhury, T.G. 2017
Effect of Mercury and Cadmium on the Oxygen Consumption and Gill Histology of Catla catla (Ham. 1822). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India - Section B: Biological Sciences 88(2) DOI: 10.1007/s40011-016-0806-z Ajmal Hussan, T. G. Choudhury, I. Ahmed,  S. Gita,  A. Das, U. K. Udit, P. P. Chakrabarti and R. N. Mandal, 2016
Tubifex production using agro-industrial wastes and raw cattle dung. Journal of applied aquaculture, 28 (2):70-75. DOI: 10.1080/10454438.2016.1169729 Mandal, R. N., Kar, S., Chattopadhyay, D. N., Maity, J., Chakrabarti, P. P., Paul, B. N. and Jayasankar, P 2016
Micronutrient composition of 35 food fishes from India and their significance in human nutrition. Biological Trace Element Research.174 (2): 448-458. DOI 10.1007/s12011-016-0714-3 Mohanty, B.P., Sankar, T.V., Ganguly,S., Mahanty,A., Anandan,R. Chakraborty,K., Paul,B.N., Sarma,D., Dayal, J.S., Mathew,S., Asha, K.K., Mitra,T., Karunakaran,D., Chanda, S., Shahi,N., Das,P., Das P., Akhtar,M.S., Vijayagopal,P. and Sridhar,N. 2016
Proximate,mineral and vitamin contents of Indian Major Carp. Indian J. Anim. Nutr. 33(1): 102-107.doi: 10.5958/2231-6744.2016.00018.9 Paul, B.N., Chanda, S., Sridhar, N., Saha, G.S. and Giri, S.S. 2016
Evaluation of Jute Leaf as feed ingredient for Labeo rohita fingerlings. Indian J. Anim. Nutr. 33(2): 203-207. DOI: 10.5958/2231-6744.2016.00034.7 Singh, P., Paul,B.N., Rana,G. and Giri,S.S. 2016
Fatty acid, Amino acid and Vitamin composition of Indian Catfish, Magur (Clariasbatrachus) and Singhi (Heteropneustes fossilis) SAARC J Agri. 14(2):189-199. http://dxdoi./org/10.3329/sja.v14i2.31258 Paul, B.N.,Chanda, S., Sridhar, N., Saha, G.S and Giri, S.S. 2016
DHA and EPA content  and Fatty acid Profile of 39 Food Fishes from India. Biomed Research International. 1-14. http://dx.doi./org/10.1155/2016/4027437 Mohanty, B.P., Ganguly,S., Mahanty,A., Sankar, T.V., Anandan,R. Chakraborty,K., Paul,B.N.,Sarma,D., Dayal, J.S., Venkateshwarlu, G., Mathew,S., Asha, K.K., Karunakaran,D., Mitra,T., Chanda, S., Shahi,N., Das,P., Das P., Akhtar,M.S., Vijayagopal,P. and Sridhar,N. 2016
Feasibility of using diluted and chemically treated wastewater for fish culture Fishery Technology, 53: 96-104. Hussan, A., Choudhury, T.G., Prakash, C., Tripathi, G., Jayasankar, P., Chadha, N.K., Sundaray, J.K. and Dhamotharan, K. 2016
Bio-remediation of domestic sewage recycled in aquaculture: A central Institute of freshwater Aquaculture model. Aquaculture Asia, Vol. XX, No. 3: 14-19 Mandal, R. N., Chattopadhyay, D. N., Chakrabarti, P. P., Pandey, B. K., and Jayasankar, P. 2015
‘Pati bet’, Schumannianthus dichotomus (Roxb.) Gagnep. – A raw material for preparation of livelihood supporting handicrafts Indian journal of Natural Products and Resources, 5(4): 365-370. Mandal, R. N. Bar, R. and Chakrabarti, P. P. 2015
Evaluation of Ghee Residue as Feed ingredient for Labeo rohita Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition,32 (1):101-107. Singh P., Paul, B.N., Rana G.C., Mandal R.N., Chakrabarti P.P.and Giri, S.S. 2015
Fatty acid profile of Indian Major Carp. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 32(2): 221-226. Paul,B.N.,Chanda,S., Sridhar, N., Saha,G.S. and Giri, S.S. 2015
Freshwater Aquaculture Nutrition Research in India Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 32 (2):113-125. Paul, B. N. and Giri, S.S. 2015
Dietary essentiality of trace minerals in aquaculture: A Review. Agricultural Reviews,36(2):100-112. DOI:10.5958/0976-0741.2015.00012.4 Chanda, S., Paul, B.N., Ghosh, K. and Giri, S.S. 2015
Evaluation of Plant based attractants in the diets of Labeo rohita fingerlings. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology,15: 289-294. doi: 10.5958/0974-181X.2015.00032.3 Paul,B.N. and Giri,S.S. 2015
Seasonal variation in Proximate and Mineral composition of Koi Anabas testdineus. (Bloch 1792) Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology,15: 465-470 doi: 10.5958/0974-181X.2015.00047.5  Paul,B.N.,Chanda,S., Das.S., Sridhar, N., Saha,G.S. and Giri, S.S. 2015
Proximate and mineral composition of Magur (Clarias batrachus) and Singhi (Heteropneustes fossilis). Indian J. Anim. Nutr. 32(4): 453-456.doi: 10.5958/2231-6744.2015.00017.1 Paul, B.N., Chanda, S., Sridhar, N., Saha, G.S. and Giri, S.S. 2015
Database on Nutritional Composition of food fishes  from India Current Science,109(11): 1915-1917 Mohanty, B.P., Karunakaran, D., Mahanty, A., Ganguly, S., Debnath, D., Mitra, T., Banerjee, S., Sharma, A.P., Sankar, T.V., Anandan, R., Mathew, S., Asha, K.K., Chakraborty, K., Vijayagopal, P., Paul, B.N., Sridhar, N.,Chanda, S., Sarma, D., Pandey, N., Shahi, N., Pushpita, Das.,  Das,P., Akhtar, M.S., ShyamaDayal, J., Vijayan, K.K., Kannappan, S., Venkateshwarlu, G., Singh, S.D., Madan, M., Meenakumari, B and Ayyappan, S 2015

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View of Office building, Rahara
Front of old office building
Layout Plan of Rahara Farm
View of Rahara farm
Spatial view of RRS Rahara
Treated Wastewater intake in stocking pond of Rahara
Induced breeding of carp in hatchery of Rahara
Breeding of carps in Hapa
Haul of carps at a glance
Preparation of farm made feed
Integrated farming in pond dyke at Rahara farm
Integrated paddy cum fish culture at Rahara farm
Training at RRS Rahara
Old training hall of Rahara
Off campus training at KVK Sonarpur
Demonstration of farm made feed at Belur Math
View of Kalyani farm
Duck and poultry shed at Kalyani FS
Pabda haul at Kalyani FS
Farmers Meet at Panchuakhali village, West Bengal under SCSP programme
Hilsa reared at Rahara