ICAR-CIBA participated in the national event and the exhibition elicited huge interest among the students, entrepreneurs and public in brackishwater aquaculture

ICAR-CIBA participated as the Nodal Institute for ICAR in the “3rd India International Science Festival – 2017” held at Anna University, Chennai during 13-16 October 2017. The mega event with national science exhibition, Science and Technology Ministers Conclave, National Science Teachers Workshop, India International Science Film Festival, Grassroots innovators submit , National Start-Up Submit, attempt of students in Guinness Book of World Record, outreach programmes in R & D labs, etc., was inaugurated by Dr.Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences on 13th October 2017 at Anna University grounds.

The CIBA stall at the national exhibition showcased the scientific achievements and technologies developed and transferred by CIBA for the development of brackishwater aquaculture in the country. Aquariums with live specimens of candidate finfishes and shellfishes were the main attraction for the visitors. In addition, commercialized products from CIBA such as aqua feeds, disease diagnostic kits, technological details of each candidate species, nutritional and disease management packages were displayed. Publications on culture management, nutrition and feed management, disease management were also made available to the visitors. On an average about 3000 persons, college and school students along with public visited the stall, each day and appreciated the exhibition. On 14th October 2017, the stall was visited by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences. He appreciated the displays and content of the exhibition and advised that young generation need to get attracted towards brackishwater aquaculture technologies.


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