Mera Gaon, Mera Gaurav Programme at Thakazhi, Alappuzha District, Kerala
On 11th May, 2016, on the National Technology Day, a training programme on ‘Preparation of fish cutlets, fish fingers and fish balls from the meat of low value fish’ was arranged for the benefit of 30 participants at Thakazhi, Alappuzha ditrict, Kerala as a part of “Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav” programme. The participants included ladies from ‘Kudumbasree’, (SHG), Panchayath officials, officials from Krishi Bhavan and local villagers. Panchayath officials have agreed to take up the technology from ICAR-CIFT, Cochin to disseminate in Kudumbasree units. The participants showed great enthusiasm in learning the technology and expressed their willingness to take up the technology at Kudumbasree units. The group members of ICAR-CIFT were Dr. Suseela Mathew, Principal Scientist and Head, Biochemistry & Nutrition Division, Smt. Hanjabam Mandakini Devi, Scientist, Smt. K.B Beena, Asst. Chief Technical Officer, Shri K.A. Noby Varghese, Senior Technical Assistant, Shri V.T. Sadanandan, Technical Assistant, Shri K D Santhosh, Technical Assistant and Shri C. Mohanan, Driver. As it was a demonstration cum training programme on the utilization of low value fish for the production of high value items, the programme was well appreciated by everyone who participated.