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West Bengal: Financial Assistance Towards Input Cost For Brackish Water Fish Culture

In aquaculture systems, the inputs constitute almost 60% of the total expenditure, which becomes a constraint while undertaking a new species for culture without having clear knowledge on the outcome. To enable the farmer to adopt scientific farming practices and optimize per hectare yield, West Bengal Govt. will provide partial support for input costs during the first- year of operation.

Eligibility:

  • Brackish water finfish farmers, who are availing the NFDB’s assistance for developing new brackish water finfish culture farm or modifying the existing shrimp farm for brackish water finfish culture.
  • Minimum eligible area 78 for assistance is 1.0 hectare and the upper limit is 25.0 hectares (Water spread area) developed into suitable size ponds.

Benefits:

Assistance @ 25% of the unit cost up to a maximum of Rs. 75,000/ha (Water spread area), as one time back ended subsidy, whereas SC/ST farmers would be eligible for 30% subsidy assistance, not exceeding Rs. 90,000/ha.

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