A fishery pond in Kohima district. (Morung Photo)
Kohima | March 10
A new project to upgrade government demonstration fish farms has been proposed under National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) negotiated loan for a total project cost of Rs 959.40 lakh starting from 2019-2020. The proposed project will be implemented in three phases.
This was stated in the Annual Administrative Report 2019-2020 of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources department tabled in the recent state assembly session.
The proposed project includes upgrading the existing eight ‘Government Demonstration Fish Farms’ in the state namely, Thizama Fish Farm at Kohima, Brooders’ Fish Farm at Dimapur, Jorpukhuri Fish Farm at Dimapur, Tsumang Demonstration Fish Farm at Wokha, Nathanglu Fish Farm at Mokokchung, Thimlak Fish Farm at Tuensang, Tizit Fish Farm at Mon and Demonstration Fish Farm at New Peren HQ.
During 2019-2020, an amount of Rs 300.00 lakh has been earmarked for phase-I, the report stated.
The report also stated that three centrally sponsored schemes are being implemented during 2019-2020. It includes Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries- 90:10, North Eastern Sponsored scheme – 90:10 and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- 90:10.
Under the Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries scheme, during 2019-2020, an amount of Rs 226.99 lakh has been sanctioned by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare for construction of fish seed rearing units, one-time inputs of fish seed rearing units, solar power system for aquaculture and establishment of hatcheries, it said.
NEC sponsored scheme
NEC schemes are implemented to boost Integrated Fisheries Development in the state. During 2019-2020, NEC has approved and released and amount of Rs 415.64 lakh as NEC share against table fish production farm at Ghowoto under Dimapur district and paddy-cum fish culture which is being taken up in all districts.
Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana scheme
Under this scheme, a consolidated amount of Rs 126.27 lakh during 2019-2020 was released to take up activities such as development of derelict water bodies, entrepreneurship development, development of raceways for cold-water fisheries, paddy cum fish culture and development of Carp hatchery and fish seed rearing unit.