The aim of the “Popularisation of Fishery Machinery/ Equipments/ Implements” for Intensive Aquaculture in Odisha for the Financial Year 2021-22” scheme is to provide subsidy support to farmers/ fishers who will procure the above implements during 2021-22 through State Plan Scheme “Popularization of Fishery Machinery / Equipments / Implements”. Implements like Aerators, Air Blowers with aero-tubes, bio-security nets, and fishing nets are an integral part of enhancing aquaculture production.
The objective of the scheme are:-
- To sustainably increase the productivity and production of fish and shrimp.
- To maximize the profits of farmers by preventing disease outbreaks, stabilizing the biotic factors, quick turn-around time between two crops, etc.
SCHEME SUBSIDY :
- Access to Modern Equipment: The initiative may provide support for the adoption of modern and efficient fishery machinery, equipment, and implements. This can enhance the productivity and efficiency of aquaculture operations by reducing labor-intensive processes and improving overall production output.
- Improved Productivity: The availability of advanced fishery machinery and equipment can lead to increased productivity in aquaculture. Mechanized processes, such as feeding, harvesting, and pond management, can be more effectively carried out, resulting in higher production yields and profitability for fish farmers.
- Cost Reduction: By popularizing and providing access to fishery machinery and equipment, the initiative may aim to reduce the overall cost of production for fish farmers. Mechanization can help optimize resource utilization, reduce manual labor costs, and improve operational efficiency, resulting in potential cost savings.
- Enhanced Efficiency and Quality: The use of modern fishery machinery and equipment can improve efficiency and ensure consistent quality in aquaculture operations. Automated processes can minimize human error and standardize production procedures, leading to better product quality and market competitiveness.
- Technology Transfer and Knowledge Sharing: The initiative may include capacity-building programs and training sessions to educate fish farmers about the use and maintenance of fishery machinery and equipment. This promotes technology transfer and knowledge sharing, enabling farmers to make effective use of the provided resources and optimize their aquaculture practices.
- Individual fish farmers/ fishers/ registered members of Primary Fisherman Cooperative Society/ WSHGs involved in fish/ shrimp production are eligible for the scheme.
ELIGIBILITY FOR SUBSIDY :
- The beneficiary shall be eligible for a back-ended subsidy of 40% on the unit cost.
- The maximum number of units eligible for subsidy is prescribed in the above table.
- The maximum admissible subsidy per unit shall not exceed the prescribed amount as shown in the above table.
- A beneficiary shall be eligible for subsidy for only one component as listed in the above table.
- The beneficiary who has availed of the subsidy on any of the above components in the last 5 years shall not be eligible to get the subsidy on those components. However, he/she can be eligible to avail of the subsidy in any other component.
Step 1: Visit the official website of the Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Department.
Step 2: Click on the “Scheme” Categories and select “Fisheries Scheme” on the home page.
Step 3: Click on Download in the column of the ‘Brief Description of the Scheme” of “Subsidy for Fisheries Machineries / Equipments for Intensive Aquaculture (2022-23)”.
Step 4: Download the “Brief Description of the Scheme” pdf.
Step 5: You will land on the Pdf Page. Read all the details in the pdf. Scroll down to Annexure-1 for the Application process.
Step 6: Fill in the application form with accurate and complete details, ensuring that all required fields are properly filled.
Step 7: Gather the necessary supporting documents as specified in the application form or guidelines.
Step 8: Submit the completed application form online to the Directorate of Fisheries, Odisha, Cuttack through email- email@example.com and supporting documents through the designated mode of submission, such as online submission, email, or physical submission to the relevant authorities.
- Identification Proof (Aadhaar Card)
- Land document on which the proposed tank exists/ Lease Deed of GP tanks for Women SHGs / Fishermen ID Cards / CAA Registration in case of Brackish Water Farms
- 60% of project cost to be self-financed / Bank loan
- Bank A/C No. with IFS Code for DBT (Photocopy)