The wholesale fish markets are generally located at strategic points where the fish and fishery products arrive and distributed to different parts of the country. Most of the wholesale markets in the state at present are in an unorganized way, without adequate facilities for fish handling and storage. This scheme is intended to assist modernization of existing wholesale fish markets and construction of new wholesale fish markets and West Bengal Govt. will provide subsidy under NFDB.
Government Fisheries Department, Quasi Government Organizations, Local Civic Bodies, Research Institutes are eligible to apply.
The NFDB will provide 90% grant with a unit cost of Rs. 250 Lakhs / 50 Stalls for modernization and construction of market building, auction halls, parking space, loading and unloading facilities, weighing machines, cold storage facilities, hygienic stalls with proper roofing, tiled flooring and interiors, packing and transportation, electricity and lighting, communication and information facilities, waste management system, resting room and pay & use toilet facilities, proper drainage, sufficient water supply with an overhead tank, internal roads, compound wall with gate, canteen, bank and office, generator set and any other related facilities.
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