HAILAKANDI, June 26 - Hailakandi district administration has taken a number of steps to boost fish production in the district by utilising available water bodies.
District Fishery Development Officer, TK Sinha informed that development of water bodies under SOPD 2019-20 for SCSP cooperative societies, community and groups in SC areas will start soon, the process of which is under way.
As against the project cost of Rs 7 lakh per hectare, the State Government will bear Rs 5.60 lakh (80 per cent) while the beneficiaries� share will be Rs 1.40 lakh only.
The total number of beneficiaries should consist of 10-15 against one community tank measuring 1.0 hectare to 5.0 hectare.
Sinha informed that the government would release its share only after the execution of the construction work from the beneficiaries� resources.
Apart from this, work will also commence soon on conversion of low-lying areas into community tank for fish culture under RKVY for the year 2018-19.
Sinha informed that interested group of farmers, youth, SHGs or any other community-based organisations, including cooperative societies could seek financial assistance from the government under the scheme.
Of the total unit cost of Rs 5 lakh per hectare, the State government�s share and the beneficiaries� share will be the same, i.e., Rs 2.50 lakh per hectare. As regards inputs cost of Rs 1.50 lakh per hectare, the State Government as well as the beneficiaries� share will be Rs 0.75 lakh per hectare each.