Issue Date:1st APR'2011
The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR), Kausalyaganga, located at about 10 kms from Bhubaneswar on Bhubaneswar - Puri highway is the Premier Research Institute on Freshwater Aquaculture in the country. The Institute had its beginnings in the Pond Culture Division of the erstwhile Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute which was established at Cuttack, Orissa, in 1949. The Division was later upgraded as Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Training Centre (FARTC) established at Bhubaneswar in 1976 with UNDP/FAO assistance.Further, the Centre attained the status of an independent Institute during 1986 and the functional existence of the Institute came into effect on 1 April, 1987. The Institute presently has six regional centres at Rahara, West Bengal; Bangalore, Karnataka; Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh; Akola, Maharashtra; and Ludhiana, Punjab along with the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)/Trainers' Training Centre (TTC) at Kausalyaganga, Orissa, and also ten ORP centres located in ten states of the country. The Headquarters of the Institute has nine sections, viz., Production Technology, Soil-Water Environment, Fish Genetics, Fish Nutrition, Fish Physiology, Fish Pathology, Aquaculture Engineering, Aquaculture Economics and Statistics, and Aquaculture Extension.
The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research is the Premier Institute of Research and Training in the country.
The Headquarters of the Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture has a sprawling campus with an area of 147 ha. It is housed in a three-storeyed building with laboratory facilities for different specializations in carps, catfish, prawn and pearl mussel, fish breeding and culture, fish genetics, fish nutrition, fish physiology, soil and water chemistry, aquatic microbiology, weed management, fish pathology and aquaculture engineering.More details
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