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West Bengal: Construction Of New Ponds and Tanks Under NFDB

West Bengal: Construction Of New Ponds and Tanks Under NFDB

scheme July 25, 2016 13 Views

The West Bengal state has large potential for development of freshwater aquaculture in the form of land resources and availability of large number of other cultivable fish species. Due to various reasons, this potential has remained untapped. It is proposed to bring in an additional area of 50,000 ha under intensive aquaculture in the country and to promote this development, West Bengal government is providing subsidy under National Fisheries Development Board.

Eligibility:

  • Clear title of the land in the name of the applicant
  • If the land is on lease, lease deed for a minimum period of 7 years
  • Those who are trained/ willing to be trained in aquaculture
  • Experience of the farmer in freshwater aquaculture
  • He /she should not have availed subsidy for the same activity under any scheme or agency
  • Assurance/ willingness of the farmer for revolving the sale proceeds of the first crop towards the inputs for second year and onwards

Benefits:

  1. Plain areas:
  • The unit cost for construction of new pond for aquaculture has been estimated as Rs 3.0 lakhs/ha.
  • The subsidy @20% of the unit cost with a ceiling of Rs.60,000/ha for all farmers, except SC/ST farmers for whom the subsidy @25% of the unit cost with a ceiling of Rs.75,000/ha shall be provided.
  1. Hill Districts:
  • The unit cost for construction of new pond for aquaculture has been estimated as Rs 4.0 lakhs/ha.
  • The subsidy @20% of the unit cost with a ceiling of Rs.80,000/ ha for all farmers, except SC/ST farmers for whom the subsidy @25% of the unit cost with a ceiling of Rs.1,00,000/ha shall be provided.

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