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Schemes for Coastal Aquaculture

This topic provides information about schemes for Coastal Aquaculture.

Components of Assistance

The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) assists coastal aquaculture through following schemes

  • Training and Demonstration
  • Need based financial assistance for infrastructure development in coastal aquaculture Aquatic Quarantine etc.)
  • SPF shrimp Nauplii production centres.
  • Additional infrastructure for Specific Pathogen Free shrimp seed hatcheries
  • Assistance for additional infrastructure to Specific Pathogen Free shrimp culture farms
  • Construction of ponds for brackish water fin fish culture
  • Additional infrastructure for modification of existing shrimp farms for brackish water finfish culture
  • Input assistance for brackish water fin fish culture in ponds.
  • Promotion of cage culture in Brackish Water Fin Fishes in Ponds and Brackish water Areas
  • Input assistance for cage culture of brackish water fin fish in ponds and open backwater areas
  • Need Based Financial Assistance for Development and Demonstration of Innovative / New Technologies
    • To increase fish production/ productivity and brood stock development
    • Culture of New species
    • Production of Low cost feed with high nutritive value,
    • Promotion of New Farming practices (cage/pen culture etc.)
    • Development of diagnostic kits (including biotechnological kits)
  • Financial Assistance for Setting up of Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Management Laboratory (AAHEL)

Pattern of Assistance

S.No Name of the Activity/Scheme Unit Cost Pattern of Assistance
A Construction of ponds for brackish water finfish culture Rs. 2.40 lakh/ha 25% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 0.60 lakh/ ha as subsidy to farmers/ entrepreneurs
B Additional infrastructure/ modification of existing farms for brackish water
finfish culture
Rs. 2.00 lakh/ ha 25% of cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 0.50 lakh/ ha as subsidy to farmers/ entrepreneurs
C Input assistance for brackish
water finfish culture
Rs.3.00 lakh/ ha (subject to approval of CIBA, based on production levels) One time back ended subsidy of 25% subject to a maximum of 0.75 lakh/ha to farmers/ entrepreneurs.

30% subsidy subject to a maximum
of Rs. 0.90 lakh/ ha to SCs/ STs
D Cage culture of brackish water fin fishes
Capital cost of Rs. 10.00
lakh / ha (subject to the
approval of CIBA/ RGCA
based on the production
levels)
Back ended subsidy of 25% on the capital cost not exceeding Rs. 2.50 lakh/ha.

Back ended subsidy of 30% on the capital cost to SCs/STs not exceeding Rs. 3.0 lakh/ha
E Input assistance for cage culture of brackish water finfish
Rs. 7.00 lakh/ ha (Subject to approval ofCIBA/RGCA,based on production levels) Back ended subsidy of 25% on working capital for first crop with a ceiling of Rs. 1.75 lakh/ha to farmers/ entrepreneurs
Back ended subsidy of 30% on working capital for first crop with a ceiling of Rs.2.10 lakh/ha to SC/ST
F Need Based Financial Assistance for development and demonstration of innovative/ new
technologies

1 For increasing fish production/ productivity as brood stock development
Unit cost to be recommended by Central Fisheries Institute concerned Onetime 40% grant to the Central/State Govt.
Organization/Federation
2 New species Unit cost to be
recommended by Central
Fisheries Institute concerned
Subsidy on 40% of the project cost as promotional incentive on capital cost as back ended subsidy to the entrepreneurs
3 Low cost feed with high nutritive value
4 New farming practices
(cage/pen culture), etc.
5 Setting up of Aquatic Animal Health and Environmental Management Laboratory in farming areas
Rs. 56.00 lakh for the coastal
States and Rs. 40.00 lakh for
inland States
40% grant to the State Govt. on the
capital cost and one time recurring
cost
6 Need based financial assistance for Specific Pathogen Free shrimp
nauplii production centres
Rs. 25.00 lakh for at least 200 million nauplii production capacity/year
40% grant to Govt. Agencies; 25%
subsidy to Entrepreneurs
7 Additional infrastructure for SPF shrimp seed hatcheries
Rs. 20.00 lakh for 30 million
PL20 capacity/year
40% to Central/State Govt. Departments /Institutions; 25% subsidy to Entrepreneurs
8 Assistance to Specific Pathogen Free shrimp culture farms for
additional infrastructure for semi intensive/ intensive farming
Rs. 15.00 lakh for 5 ha water
spread area and above
Back ended subsidy of 25% on the
capital cost.

Back ended subsidy of 30% on the
capital cost to SCs/STs
9 Development of fish breeding grounds through mangrove plantation
Unit cost to be approved by
the competent institution
75% grant to meet the cost of mangrove sapling, transplantation and rearing and remaining 25% cost of labour component to be met through MNREGA

Source: National Fisheries Development Board

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