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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Shares Success Story Of Pearl Farmer Trained At ICAR-CIFA Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:28/7/20: Every year ICAR-CIFA trains many youth and farmers in freshwater pearl farming. A pearl farmer who undergone training at ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar got a special mention in the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s Mann Ki Baat programme.

Sri Jaishankar Kumar, a government servant, turned pearl farmer from Begusarai, Bihar attended the pearl culture training organized by the ICAR-CIFA. Later, he went onto establish his pearl culture farm and started producing pearls in an integrated farming model with fish, duck, poultry, and vermicomposting.

Hon’ble Prime Minister during his address in the 14th Episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat 2.0’ broadcasted on 26 July appreciated the spirit of farmers who explored new avenues to increase their income, and he referred that these sorts of initiatives are extremely important for making India self-reliant.

Dr. J.K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science), ICAR, New Delhi, and Dr. Saroj Kumar Swain, Director (Acting), ICAR-CIFA congratulated the farmer.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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