Aquaculture is one of the most common practice in this area. This institute emphasizes on elevation of the income and consequent socioeconomic level of the people of weaker section of the target area.
Fencing with nylon net and preparation of pond before stocking of mud crab
Stocking of juvenile crabs in the grow out pond
Fattening of mud crab operation in the bamboo splits fenced pond
Harvesting of fattened mud crab of exportable market size in the winter season
Sunderban, the southern most part of Bengal is mostly dominated by mangrove forest, which is in danger nowadays. Nypa fruticans, an important mangrove palm is one of the threatened mangrove species in this region.
Like all other palm trees, Nypa palm is considered as a source of sugar in most agro-ecological zones of tropical world. This palm tree grows well in mangrove region of West Bengal & Bangladesh. VIB initiated to standardize the method of tapping of juice from this palm. The aim of this study is to determine best growing condition & season, the harvestable amount of the leaf from the plant without affecting the normal growth, quality & optimum condition for juice production, chemical content of the juice & the potentiality for the use of juice for production of sugar & alcohol.
Nypa plant at VIB
Data Collection at VIB
Nypa population at Rajbhavan, Kolkata
Tapping of Sap at Moipith, South 24-Parganas
VIB also trying to document the medicinally important mangrove species of Sunderban region & preapre an illustrated field guide book.