Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying
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Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund

Posted On: 03 DEC 2021 5:47PM by PIB Delhi

In the year 2018-19, the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has launched Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) with a total fund size of Rs 7522.48 crore with the aims to achieve a sustainable growth of 8-9 per cent, in a move to augment the country’s fish production to the level of about 20 million tonnes by 2022-23. The objectives of FIDF includes (i) Creation and modernization of capture & culture fisheries infrastructure, (ii) Creation of Marine Aquaculture Infrastructure, (iii) Creation and modernization of Inland Fisheries Infrastructure,

(iv) Reduce post-harvest losses and improve domestic marketing facilities through infrastructure support, (v) To bridge the resource gap and facilitate completion of ongoing infrastructure projects.

 

The project proposals with a total outlay of Rs. 3783.46 crore have been approved under FIDF including 4 proposals of private entrepreneurs from Maharashtra at a total cost of Rs. 2.714 crore. The district-wise details of projects approved under FIDF to the State of Maharashtra are given at Annexure-I. FIDF provides concessional finance support facility for development of various inland fisheries activities which includes setting up of brood banks, development of hatcheries, development of aquaculture, establishment of cage culture in reservoir, construction of ice plants, construction of cold storage, fish transport facilities, fish feed mills, fish processing units etc. Since, the scheme is demand driven, no state-wise physical targets have been set.

Annexure-I

 

 (Rs. in crores)

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Project

Name of the

District

Year

Total

Project Cost

1.

Establishment of Small Scale Shrimp

Hatchery

Raigad

2019-20

1.500

2.

Backyard Biofloc - based Aquaculture

unit

Nagpur

2020-21

0.091

3.

Large Recirculatory Aquaculture System

Amravati

2020-21

0.500

4.

RAS plant

Pune

2021-22

0.623

Total

2.714

 

       This information was given by The Minister of Fisheries , Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Parshottam Rupala in the Rajya  Sabha in a written reply today.

 

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