Assistance to Pisciculturists
2. Name of the Scheme: Assistance to Pisciculturists
3. Aim & Objective:
The foundation of fishing industries and fish production is based on fishermen and fish farmers who are at the primary producers’ level i.e. at the grass root level. Welfare of fishermen and fish farmers, therefore, deserves proper attention. The scheme, therefore, envisages improving socio-economic condition of the fishermen and fish farmers by enabling them to take up fish farming and to produce more fish through financial assistance in the form of cash and in kind. Implements like water pumping sets, cages, fishing gears/nets, fish seeds, feeding and manuring materials, boats etc. will be given on subsidized rates. Managerial subsidy will also be given in cash or in kind for renovation/remodeling of their existing ponds. The Government of Manipur has identified the scheme of Assistance to Pisciculturists as one of the befitting scheme for the rural peoples who are at the grass root level and resolved to implement the scheme through the Panchayati Raj Institutions of Valley Districts and District Councils under Devolution of Powers to Panchayati Raj Institutions and Autonomous District Councils respectively.
4. Location of the scheme: The scheme will be implemented through Zilla Parishads, Panchayats in the 4(four) valley districts of Manipur and 6 (six) Autonomous District Councils respectively.
5. Justification for continuance of the Scheme:
It is required to improve the Socio-economic condition of the Fish Farmers’ by taking up Fish Farming and to produce more Fish. Hence financial assistance in the form of subsidy in cash and in kind like fishery implements, gear/nets, fish seeds, feeding and manuring material etc. are highly required. As such, the Scheme will be continued during 12th Five year Plan.
6. Physical programmes:
Selection of beneficiaries under the scheme will be done by the staff of this Department deputed to the Zilla Parishads, PRIs and District Councils as per the guidelines of the Government.