The Division of Fisheries Science of TNU organized a three days training program on value addition to fish and fishery products during 9th -11th March at a remote and tribal village at Hingalganj, Sunderbans
TNU reached the tribal and uneducated women in the very remote Sundarbans area and the TNU banner was hoisted. Sundarbans is the largest deltaic brackish water (salt mixed water) area in the world. Thousands of hectares are used as fish ponds for culture of fish and shellfish in an extensive/traditional way. The Division of Fisheries Science of TNU organised a three days training program on value addition to fish and fishery products during 9th – 11th March at a remote and tribal village at Hingalganj, Sunderbans. Out of 50 participants, 95℅ of them were poor women. This program was organised as a small step towards Women Empowerment on the occasion of International Women’s Day. This is also an Extension Education and Outreach activity of the Division. In addition to me, Dr Neeraj Pathak, Dr Avishek Bardan, external resource persons, namely, Dr Supratim Chowdhury, Mr Debtanu Barman, Dr Swarnadyuti and others participated as resource persons.To reach the location it takes about 6 hrs drive from TNU Campus and with not good roads and strenuous journey. With all the demerits and hardship, at the end, gave us a sense of satisfaction of giving a useful training to most deserved and underprivileged people particularly tribal women. They have been advised to form a ‘Self help group’ and start preparing and marketing the fish and fishery products as a self employment venture.