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 Economic upliftment of 30 nos. tribal people through  operation of piscicultural scheme
  • Annexure-I : Composite Fish Culture with minor repairing/renovation works (Water area: 0.13 ha)
  • Annexure-II : Composite Fish Culture with minor repairing/renovation works (Water area: 0.17 ha)
  • Annexure-III : Composite Fish Culture with minor repairing/renovation works (Water area: 0.20 ha)
  • Annexure-IV : Composite Fish Culture with minor repairing/renovation works (Water area: 0.25 ha)
  • Annexure-V : Composite Fish Culture with minor repairing/renovation works (Water area: 0.34 ha)
  • Annexure-VI : Composite Fish Culture with minor repairing/renovation works (Water area: 0.40 ha)
  • Annexure-VII : Composite Fish Culture with minor repairing/renovation works (Water area: 0.50 ha)
  • Annexure-VIII : Training programme on composite fish culture (4 days)
      Details of these above-mentioned schemes can be viewed by clicking this link.
      The Proposal for sanction of Fund in this regard, i.e. for this scheme can be viewed by
clicking this link.
 Govt. Sponsored Different Fishery Schemes

Integrated Fish Farming : Under this scheme Fish Farming was carried out with Duck, Poultry Bird, Pig, Domestic Animal (Cattle/Cow), Horticulture, Sericulture, Floriculture, Paddy Culture etc. To initiate Integrated Fish Farming a minimum area of 0.2 ha or 1.5 Bigha or 50 Satak is required. Farmers those who are doing fish culture in lease waterbody could also take this opportunity of this scheme. Under this scheme fish farmer to bear 39% of the total project cost and the rest amount would be as Govt. subsidy or bank loan.

Old Age Pension : Old & aged poor infirmed fishermen (60 years above), who have no other source of income and helping hand are selected for the scheme. The selection was done as per recommendation and approval of Panchayet Samity and Zilla Parishad.

Training for Fish Farmers’ and Fishermen’s : There are several categories of trainings starting from 1 day to 15 days. Trainings were generally conducted at Block Level/District Level. Residential training at State Level in details with more elaborately is also conducted at different time with separate course module ranging from 15 days to 30 Days or more.

Social Fishery schemes : This is partial or full subsidized schemes. Under this schemes 5000 nos. fingerling/ha with other inputs like lime, feed etc. was provided to the farmers’.

Fish Farming for SC/ST Community people : The SC/ ST Category fish farmers’ was benefited under this scheme. They are provided training for fish culture. All inputs including fish seed, feed was provided to them in full subsidy.

Minikit Distribution : Minikit were distributed from State Govt. or Zill Parishad fund time to time to the Primary Fishermen’s Co-operative Society Ltd./ FPG/ SHGs/ Poor marginal fish farmers’ and fishermen’s. Under this scheme fish seed, feed, lime and fertilizer. Fishing net like Cast Net and Drag Net with a Hundi for catch were supplied.

Fishermen’s’ Accidental Insurance : Govt. of West Bengal with the help of Govt. of India support one time accidental benefit of an amount of Rs. 50,000/- (fifty thousand) in case of death of fishers during fishing to the deceased family. This scheme covers all Fishermen’s Co-operative Society members. Under this scheme fishers from Coochbehar District have benefited during the year 2012.

Bi-Lingual Fishermen’s Identity Card : The PFCS Ltd. members of the district will be covered under such scheme. This will not only give them an identity but will also help them to move freely in boarder area during fishing time.

Infrastructure Dev. For Fishers Community : The Govt. of West Bengal helps the fishers by supporting financial assistance in terms of construction Fishermen Hut, Community hall, Road, Drinking water facilities and Electrical works.

 National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) Schemes

The objective of this scheme is to provide necessary stocking material like fish fingerling to the big water body @ 2000/ha. So far three no. of big water bodies namely, Dharala Nadir Chhara (Nakkati Beel) under Sakdal PFCS Ltd. Dinhata-I Dev. Block and another two under at Dinhata-II Dev. Block namely, Nayar Chhara under Sahebganj PFCS Ltd. and Kashiar Chhara under Bamanhat PFCS Ltd. benefited under this scheme. After stocking the Know how technology by means of training were provided to the respective members of the society as per NFDB guidelines.

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 Rastriya Krishi Vikash Yojna (RKVY) Scheme

RKVY- 2008-09
Under the RKVY Scheme 2008-09 two no. of hatchery was modified to breed the endanger fishes. This was implemented in Gadadhar Fish Production Group under Tufanganj-I Block and Kalakata Fish Production Group at Kalakata under Dinhata-I Dev. Block.

RKVY- 2009-10
Under the RKVY Scheme 2008-09 one unit for construction of Block level lab-cum-training Centre was sanctioned and it was implemented in Dinhata-I Dev. Block.

RKVY- 2010-11
Under the RKVY Scheme 2010-11 several projects were undertaken by the District, out of which the cultural schemes are Cage Culture (2 unit), Intensive Culture of Chital (9 unit) and Culture of Paku (2 unit); Infrastructure and other projects like Construction of a new Hatchery (1 unit), supply of Fiber Paddle Boat (2 unit) are also implemented.
Cage culture
1) Satmile Matshyajibi Samabay Samity Ltd. ,Vill: Chhat Elajaner Kuthi, P.O: Alajanerkuthi, Block:Cooch Behar-I.
2) Nakarkhana F.C.S Ltd., Vill & P.O: Nakarkhana, Block: Tufanganj-II.
Brood Stock management Paku
1) Matalhat FPG,Vill:-Bhalka, P.O.: Matalhat, Dinhata-I Dev. Block.
2) Maruganj FPG, Vill. & P.O.: Maruganj, Tufanganj-I Dev. Block.
Paddle Boat
1) Gitaldaha Anchalik PFCS Ltd., Block: Dinhata-II.
2) Rakhalmari PFCS Ltd., Block: Dinhata-II.
Semi intensive culture of Chital
1) Arampur FCS Ltd., P.O: Balaierhat, Block: Tufanganj-I.
2) Horibolhat Janapriya Mahila Gosthi, Vill.- Petla Adabari, P.O.- Kismat Adabari, Block: Sitai.
3) Rampur Anchal FCS Ltd., P.O: Rampur, Block: Tufanganj-II.
4) Guriahati FPG, Block: Cooch Behar-I.
5) Ankur Swaimbhar Gosthi, Vill & P.O: Hatiduba, Block: Cooch Behar-II.
6) Bamanhat FPG, Vill & P.O: Bamanhat, Block: Dinhata-II.
7) Ashokbari FCS Ltd., Vill & P.O:Ashokbari, Block: Mathabhanga-I.
8) Nishiganj FCS Ltd., P.O: Nishiganj, Block: Mathabhanga-II.
9) Balasi Yuba Sangrami Swaimbhar Gosthi, Vill: Dari bosh Fulbari, P.O: Singimari, Block: Mathabhanga-II.

RKVY- 2011-12
Under the RKVY Scheme 2011-12 a number of different types of projects were assigned to the District which includes:-

1) Culture of Indigenous small fish in back yard ponds.
2) Development of integrated fishery for A category PFCS ltd.
3) Seed Mahotsav on Wet Land Day/Fish farmers’ day, distribution of endangered along IMC fish seed.
4) Pisciculture with local indigenous species in North Bengal.
5) Project proposal for Matshyajan (Mobile insulated fish vending unit)
6) Liberation of Fish fingerlings in the ponds excavated under MGNREGS.
7) Distribution of Hygienic insulated box to fish venders/collectors.
8) Construction and Commissioning of Lab- Cum- Training Centre.
9) Training on Inland Fish Farming to District level beneficiaries/Fish farming Communities.
10) Imparting training on Inland Fish Farming to Block level beneficiaries/ Fish Farming communities.

       Construction for Block Level Lab-cum-Training was carried out in Tufanganj-I, Coochbehar-I &II, Dinhata-II, Sitalkuchi and Mathabhanga-I & II Dev. Block and all are in the verge of completion. Training component is completed and selection of beneficiary for the other RKVY schemes 2011-12 is under progress.



Existing Model Schemes (Long Term) on
'Fresh Water Aquaculture', 'Cold Water Fisheries' and 'Brackish Water Fisheries'
implemented through FFDAs in West Bengal
Fresh Water Aquaculture (Page-1 to 4)    Download-all    
  POLY-CULTURE FRESH WATER PRAWN with CARPS (IMC & EC) in culturable ponds (Page-5)
POLY-CULTURE FRESH of FRESH WATER PRAWN with CARPS (IMC & EC) in new pond in low lying area (excavation up to 1.0M) (Page-6 & 7)
Cold Water Aquaculture (Page-8)  
Brackish Water Aquaculture (Page-9 to 12)    
  Poly-culture of Shrimp & Mullets in brackish water pond with provision of aeration by diesel pump set. (Page-9 & 10)    
  PRenovation/Reclamation and Poly-culture of Shrimp & Mullets in brackish water pond with provision of aeration by diesel pump set. (Page-11 & 12)    

Different Schemes under Short Term Bank Credit Plan (STCP)/ Crop Loan (Working Capital) through JLG-KCC on
'Fresh Water Aquaculture', 'Cold Water Fisheries' and 'Brackish Water Fisheries'
implemented through FFDAs in West Bengal

SCHEME-1 : Fry Production (Page-1)   SCHEME-6 : Culture of fish in Jhora (cold water fisheries in Darjeeling district only) (Page-6)
SCHEME-2 : Fingerling Production (Page-2)   SCHEME-7 : Poly-culture of Shrimp (monodon) & Mullets (Mugil) in brackish water pond (Page-7)
SCHEME-3 : Polyculture of Carps (Table Fish Production) (Page-3)   SCHEME-8 : Fattening of mud crab (Scylla serata) (Page-8)
SCHEME-4 : Culture of desi Magur (Clarius batrachus) (Page-4)   SCHEME-9 : Seed production of Magur (Clarias batrachus) [for setting up of small scale hatchery & also to encourage Magur farming] (Page-9 & 10)
SCHEME-5 : Culture of Pangus (Pangasius hypophthalmus or P suchi) (Page-5)   SCHEME-10 : Seed production of Tangra (Mystus vittatus) & Koi (Anabus testudineus) [for setting up of small scale hatchery & also to encourage Tangra-Koi farming] (Page-11 & 12)

See Summary of Revised Unit Cost for the said Scemes during 2012-13

More to follow soon ......

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