Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
02-January-2018 06:22IST
Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries (DADF), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has introduced a new Sub-component namely “Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing” under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) on Blue Revolution Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries. Under this, the traditional fishermen and their societies / associations can avail financial assistance to the extent of Rs. 40 lakh per vessel for purchase of deep sea fishing vessel including equipments to increase fish production. The unit cost per vessel is Rs. 80 lakh, wherein the DADF provides 50 % of the Unit cost with a ceiling of Rs. 40 lakh as Central subsidy and the remaining cost of the vessel has to be borne by the respective State Government / beneficiary / financial institutions. Training programmes on tuna long lining, onboard handling and processing of fish with the financial assistance of DADF is also being imparted by the DADF through the organizations like Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical Engineering & Training (CIFNET) and Fishery Survey of India (FSI).


This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Smt. Krishna Raj, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.