BRAQCON
  • ICAR-CIBA inaugurated its first Aquaculture Research Centre on the West Coast in Gujarat at the Navsari Agriculture University Campus on 7th June 2018
    ICAR-CIBA inaugurated its first Aquaculture Research Centre on the West Coast in Gujarat at the Navsari Agriculture University Campus on 7th June 2018
  • Export Inspection Council (EIC), Govt. of India and ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai, jointly conducted skill enhancement programme for Fisheries officials
    Export Inspection Council (EIC), Govt. of India and ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai, jointly conducted skill enhancement programme for Fisheries officials
  • ICAR-CIBA partners with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of KCT in bracksihwater aquaculture sector
    ICAR-CIBA partners with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of KCT in bracksihwater aquaculture sector
  • First Shrimp feed mill in Northern India, under public private partnership mode (PPP) between ICAR-CIBA, Chennai and Dr Attar Aqua Feed, Bhiwani, Haryana, started operation
    First Shrimp feed mill in Northern India, under public private partnership mode (PPP) between ICAR-CIBA, Chennai and Dr Attar Aqua Feed, Bhiwani, Haryana, started operation
  • Dr.George Chamberlain, President, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), USA, delivered an invited Lecture at CIBA
    Dr.George Chamberlain, President, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), USA, delivered an invited Lecture at CIBA
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
  • ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
    ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
  • Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
    Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
  • ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine
    ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine "Jal Tarang" at 89th Foundation day celebrations of ICAR on 16th July 2017
  • CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
    CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
  • An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
    An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
  • Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
    Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
  • Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
    Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
  • Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
    Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
  • Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
    Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
  • Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
    Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
  • Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
    Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
  • Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
    Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
  • Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
  • Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
    Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .

  Scientific-Staff 

vimala 
Deboral Vimala. D. Ms. Dr
Designation : Principal Scientist
Discipline : Agricultural Extension
Division : Social Sciences Division
Specialization : Agricultural Extension and ICT
Research areas:
  • Mobile phony for Fisheries Extension
  • E-Extension Strategies for knowledge led rural growth
  • ICT led knowledge Management, usage patterns and impact in Fisheries Extension
Brief profile:

After taking masters degree in Agricultural Extension, joined in Agricultural Research Service at CIBA in 1991 and completed PhD in 2003. I currently work in Social Sciences Division in CIBA.I have worked on various issues of brackishwater aquaculture pertaining to the Information needs assessment studies, e-Models in Fisheries, e- Extension strategies Domestic fish marketing, usage of Chemical and Biological products in the culture of P. monodon, Horizontal Transmission pattern of WSSV in shrimp farms,Knowledge level of the shrimp farmers towards farm biosecurity protocols and Perception of shrimp farmers towards farm biosecurity protocols,women in coastal aquaculture, training needs of farmers, Extension strategies and models for sustainable brackishwater, farmers perceptions on extension services. Written pictorial hand books on shrimp and fish culture for the easy communication of the farmers, organized and conducted training and extension on farm & off –farm programmes. Published 72 research papers in reputed national and International journals, conference proceedings and in magazines, book chapters and CIBA publications. I am in the peer review group for some national refreed journals. Organized and conducted nearly 112 On farm extension programmes including national workshops, training programmes, Farmers – Scientists interaction meet, method demonstrations, group discussions, awareness programmes, campaigns, exhibitions and radio talks.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Transfer of Technology through ICT & Capacity Building.Institute
2Outreach activity on Extension ServicesInstitute
3 Technology up gradation and refinement for sustainable development of diversified systems and species of penaeid shrimp.Institute

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Chidambaram Memorial Award by Fisheries Technocrafts Forum, Chennai
  • Presentation in international and national workshops on invitation for lead papers.
  • Served as a rapporteur in the National Conference/Workshop
  • Doctoral committee member for Sathabama University student.
  • External examiner for question Paper setting ,CIFE Mumbai & TNFU,Nagapattinam
  • Reviewer for national journals
  • External Examiner for paper evaluation, CIFE,Mumbai.
  • Served as a member for committee s in NAcSA at MPEDA, Kochi.
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Merit Scholarship
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. D. Deboral Vimala, T. Ravisankar, C. Gopal, P. Ravichandran, 2015. Use of chemical and biological products in modern shrimp farming in Northern Tamil Nadu, India, IJF Vol 62, No 2
  2. Vimala D.D., Ravisankar T. 2012 Fisher Friend Mobile Application – An Innovative and Promising ICT Tool in Fisheries e-Extension, Fishery Technology , Vol 49, No 2 p
  3. D.Deboral Vimala, S.Ramachandran, P.S.Swathilekshmi and M.Kumaran, 2006 Shrimp Seed – A critical Problem Faced by Shrimp Farmers – A Cross Sectional Analysis, J.Indian.Soc.Coastal agric.Res., 24 (2),338-340.
  4. D.Deboral Vimala,M.Kumaran and M.Krishnan, 2006. Communication Behaviour of Shrimp Farmers, J.Indian.Soc.Coastal agric.Res.,, 24 (2),334-337
  5. D.Deboral Vimala.C.Sarada and M.Krishnan, 2006. Aqua Farmers Perceptions on Extension Services – A Paired Comparison Approach, Fishery Technology, Vol 41, (2) 224-229 pp.J.Indian.Soc.Coastal agric.Res., 24 (2),338-340.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. D. Deboral Vimala, T. Ravisankar, C. Gopal, P. Ravichandran, 2015. Use of chemical and biological products in modern shrimp farming in Northern Tamil Nadu, India, IJF Vol 62, No 2.
  2. D. Deboral Vimala, K. Ramkumar, M. Kumaran, T. Ravisankar, P. Mahalakshmi, P. Ravichandran and A.G. Ponniah. 2014. Mobile telephony – ICT enabled fisheries extension service for sustainable shrimp farming, Aquaculture Asia, Volume XIX No. 1, p 24-26
  3. Vimala D.D., Ravisankar T. 2012. Fisher Friend Mobile Application – An Innovative and Promising ICT Tool in Fisheries e-Extension, Fishery Technology , Vol 49, No 2 :199-203
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Present day Indian shrimp farming almost entirely depends on aquaculture of exotic white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei .
Sole dependence on a single species cast doubt about the sustainability of Indian shrimp farming.
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