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West Bengal: Schemes For Fish Dressing Centers, Hygienic Fish Handling Facilities in Fishing Harbours And Solar Drying Of Fish

In order to prevent post-harvest losses, degradation of quality and food safety problems, the NFDB and West Bengal Govt. proposes to support setting up of fish dressing centers near the major fish production/landing centers, with facilities to handle process and pack fish hygienically for sale through retail outlets and imparting training particularly to fisherwomen on a much large scale.

Further, considering the importance of drying of fish as a method of fish preservation, NFDB proposes to set up hygienic solar fish drying units and fish drying platforms for sun drying all over West Bengal.

Following are the various schemes for dressing centers and solar drying on fishes for providing assistance to various beneficiaries:

Scheme Name Beneficiary Pattern Of Assistance
Model Fish Dressing Center All Government Departments / Quasi Government Organizations/Research Institutes 90% grant to the Govt. Departments / Quasi Govt. Organizations / Research Institutes
Hygienic handling of fish and processing/ value addition. Government Departments / Quasi Government Organizations/Research Institutes and entrepreneurs ·         90% grant to the Government Departments / Quasi Governments Organizations / Research Institutes

·         40% soft loan at 5% interest rate to the entrepreneurs.

Setting up of Solar fish drying units. Government Departments / Quasi Government Organizations / Research institutions, Fishermen / Fisherwomen / SHGs / Entrepreneurs ·         90% grant to the Govt. Departments / Quasi Govt. organizations / Research Institutes

·         25% subsidy (30% for SC/ ST) to fishermen/ fisher women/SHGs/ entrepreneurs

Platform for Sun drying of fish Government Departments / Quasi Government Organizations / Research institutions, Fishermen / Fisherwomen / SHGs / Entrepreneurs ·         90% grant to the Govt. Departments / Quasi Govt. Organizations / Research Institutes

·         25% subsidy (30% for SC/ST) to Fishermen/ fisher women/SHGs/ entrepreneurs.

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