The three State-level Workshops were held at the Akash Hotel in Purulia, West Bengal (3 October 2002; the Social Development Centre in Ranchi, Jharkhand (4-5 October 2002) and the Crown Hotel in Bhubaneswar, Orissa (7 October 2002). Participants (Appendix 1) represented GVT and other NGOs, state- and district-level Departments of Fisheries, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (CIFA), a university, Panchayats and recipients. Depending on location, discussions, reportbacks and documentation took place in Bangla, Hindi, Oriya and English.
The aim and objectives of the workshops were to contribute to:
The State-level Workshops followed an Inception Visit in March 2002, the “Rural Aquaculture Service Recipients and Implementers Workshop” held from 9-10 May 2002 in Ranchi, Jharkhand and an August 2002 Planning Visit. Reports of these activities are available in separate documents.
During the May 2002 workshop, a strong recommendation was made that it would be worthwhile holding these State-level Workshops before the Stakeholders Workshop.
A general agenda (Appendix 2) for the State-level Workshops was adapted for each of the three locations. The contents of this report are structured according to the outcomes of the three workshops, rather than following the three-state workshop sequence.
Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
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