As a part of “Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav” programme of ICAR-CIFT, a training programme was arranged on ‘Preparation of fish cutlets, fish fingers and fish balls from the meat of low value fish’ for the benefit of 50 women participants at Cherai village, Vypeen, Ernakulam District on 9th August, 2017. The programme was arranged in Matsyathozhilali Sahakarana Sangham Hall, Vypeen. The participants included ladies from catering units of 12 Self Help Groups from Cherai, Malippuram, Kedamangalam, Valappu, Pallippuram, Njarakkal and Munambam. The programme was coordinated by Shri George and Smt. Daisy, Matsyafed officials and Shri Shaji, Sangham President. Participants have agreed to take up the technology from ICAR-CIFT, Cochin to disseminate in their respective catering units. The participants showed great enthusiasm in learning the technology and expressed full satisfaction over the technologies. The group members from ICAR- CIFT were Dr. Suseela Mathew, Principal Scientist and Head B&N Division, Dr. V.R. Madhu, Senior Scientist, Smt. K.B Beena, Asst. Chief Technical Officer, Shri T. Mathai, Technical Officer, Smt. N. Lehka, Senior Tech. Asst. Shri K.A. Noby Varghese, Shri. K.D. Santhosh, Shri Sunil, Tech. Assts. 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.
Participants and resource persons