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India introduces mobile app for aquafarmer training

Developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Matsya Setu aims to disseminate the latest freshwater aquaculture technologies to the aqua farmers of the country.

India introduces mobile app for aquafarmer training

July 7, 2021


The Indian government unveiled a mobile app, Matsya Setu, developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), that aims to disseminate the latest freshwater aquaculture technologies to the aqua farmers of the country.

Matsya Setu app has online course modules, where renowned aquaculture experts explain the basic concepts and practical demonstrations on breeding, seed production and grow-out culture of commercially important fishes like carp, catfish, scampi, murrel, ornamental fish, pearl farming, etc. Better Management Practices to be followed in maintaining the soil and water quality, feeding and health management in aquaculture operations are also provided in the course platform. The modules are divided into small video chapters, along with additional learning materials. Upon successful completion of each course module, an e-certificate can be auto-generated. Farmers can also ask their doubts through the app and get specific advisories from experts.

Shri Giriraj Singh, Minister of Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy, stated that capacity building of fish farmers is a vital part of the development of aquaculture technology in the country. This app can also be an important tool to disseminate the latest information on different schemes among the stakeholders, especially fishers, fish farmers, youth and entrepreneurs across the country, assist them and facilitate ease of doing business. The minister expressed confidence that the app will serve as a platform for the farmers for learning.

The app can be downloaded here.

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