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FISH FARMER'S DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (FFDA), Cooch Behar
(Govt. of West Bengal Undertaking)
Department Fisheries, Aquaculture, Aquatic Resources & Fishing Harbour
.
Year of Establishment : 1984-'85
.
 Objectives :
Enhancement of inland fish production and fish productivity.
Popularisation of modern fish farming.
Creation of employment opportunities through fisheries.
Diversifying aquaculture practices.
Providing assistance to fish farmers engaged in aquaculture.
Provide training to fish farmers of Fish Farmers' Development Agencies.

Chief Executive Officer of FFDA
Shri. Satikanta Bairagi
Phone+Fax : 03582-222353(O)
E-mail : ceo.ffda.cooch@gmail.coma


Salient features
Subsidy is given to the fish farmers for construction & renovation of new as well as existing ponds & tanks.
First year inputs like fish seeds, feeds, fertilizers and other inputs are provided.
Establishment of Fish seed hatcheries and fish feed mills.
Create a cadre of trained and well organized fish farmers fully engaged in aquaculture


Funding Pattern
Financial assistance on developmental activities are shared on 75:25 basis by the Government of India and the State Government in respect of all programme except Aquatic Quarantine & Inspection Unit and Network of Diagnostic Laboratories for Aquatic Animal Health, for which, 100% expenditure is born by the Centre.



Target Group/Beneficiaries
Fish farmers/ fishers including both fishermen and fisherwomen and fisheries cooperative societies (P.F.C.S).



Implementing Agency
State Government/UT Administration through Fish Farmers’ Development Agencies (FFDAs). and Brackish water Fish Farmer Development Agency(BFDA), FISHCOPFED, ICAR Institutes etc.

 Structure of the scheme
The structure and components of the scheme are:
Development of Fresh water Aquaculture
Development of Brackish water Aquaculture
Development of Cold water fisheries & Aquaculture
Development of Waterlogged Areas
Productive Utilization of Inland Saline/Alkaline soils for Aquaculture
Integrated development of Inland Capture Resources (reservoirs & rivers)
Innovative Projects.


Eligibility
Assistance under the scheme is provided to all individual fish farmers engaged in aquaculture activities.



Area of operation
Inland, brackish water and hilly areas of all the States and Union Territories.



Procedure for applying
Beneficiaries are required to submit viable proposals through the Fishery Extension Officers of the concerned Block to the District Fish Farmers Dev. Agency (F.F.D.A) for availing the subsidy & to the Banks for availing the financial assistance for both long term & short term lending.


FFDA Achievements in respect of
Long Term Fishery Loans


Target : 40 ha. (2011-2012)

.
  Sponsor Sanction Disbursement
Water area (in ha.) 54.78 ha. 36.70 ha. 18.89 ha.
No. of cases 91 cases 69 cases 37 cases
Bank Loan involved 1,25,83,472 92,33,066 47,15,526
Subsidy 15,030,67 10,63,129 5,47,003
 


Renovation of different ponds under FFDA schemes
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Cooch Behar - I Dev. Block

Cooch Behar - II Dev. Block

Cooch Behar - II Dev. Block

Cooch Behar - II Dev. Block

Cooch Behar - II Dev. Block

Cooch Behar - II Dev. Block

Cooch Behar - II Dev. Block

Mathabhanga - I Dev. Block

Tufanganj - II Dev. Block

Mathabhanga - II Dev. Block

Tufanganj - II Dev. Block

Tufanganj - II Dev. Block
 

PROGRESS REPORT OF
MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE SCHEME (MGNREGS),
F.F.D.A., COOCH BEHAR

       As a follow up to the Chief Secretary’s meeting on 18-06-11 at Rotunda regarding convergence of MGNREGS with line departments. Hon’ble M.I.C & M.O.S, Fisheries Deptt. declared FFDA as Project Implement Agency & Chief Executive Officer, FFDA have been designated as the Nodal officer for this.

       Cooch Behar has already started execution of work on 18/01/2012 first in the State by Fisheries Department through FFDA.

Status upto

31/03/2012 18/05/2012
Labour Payment 8,44,472 4,13,812
Other payment
(STP, Supervisor,
Work site facilities)
75,785 32,860
Total Payment made 9,20,257 4,46,672
Mandays generated 6501 3115


Renovation of "Siddheswari Pond" at Baneswar GP (AAP no.-3A), Cooch Behar - II Dev. Block
Mandays generated : 2664 nos.
Payment made :
3,74,210/-
Work started on 07/03/2012


Renovation of "Haripur Pond" at Madhupur GP, Cooch Behar - II Dev. Block
Mandays generated : 1507 nos.
Payment made :
2,16,804/-
Work started on 18/01/2012


Renovation of "Chandir Beel" at Maruganj GP (AAP no.5A/1 & 5C), Tufanganj - I Dev. Block
Mandays generated : 5445 nos.
Payment made as on 18/05/2012 :
7,75,915/-
Work started on 02/03/2012


Different kinds of Application FORMS for FFDA Loans
Long Term Loan Application Form for Fish Cultivation (Fresh Water) - Download
Form for furnishing important information regarding Fish Cultivation Project - Download
Short Term Bank Loan Application Form for Fish Cultivation - Download
Form for furnishing Family Income & Caste related Certificate of Gram Panchayat Pradhan - Download


Existing Model Schemes (Long Term) on
'Fresh Water Aquaculture', 'Cold Water Fisheries' and 'Brackish Water Fisheries'
implemented through FFDAs in West Bengal
         
Fresh Water Aquaculture (Page-1 to 4)    Download-all    
  POLY-CULTURE FRESH WATER PRAWN with CARPS (IMC & EC) in culturable ponds (Page-5)
POLY-CULTURE FRESH of FRESH WATER PRAWN with CARPS (IMC & EC) in new pond in low lying area (excavation up to 1.0M) (Page-6 & 7)
  MODEL-1 : PRODUCTION OF TABLE FISH IN CULTURABLE POND (Page-1)  
  MODEL-2 : SEMI-DERELICT PONDS REQUIRING 0.3 M EXCAVATION (Page-2)  
  MODEL-3 : SEMI-DERILICT POND REQUIRING 0.6 M EXCAVATION (Page-3)  
  MODEL-4 : DERELICT POND REQUIRING 1.0 M EXCAVATION (Page-4)  
Cold Water Aquaculture (Page-8)  
Brackish Water Aquaculture (Page-9 to 12)    
  Poly-culture of Shrimp & Mullets in brackish water pond with provision of aeration by diesel pump set. (Page-9 & 10)    
  PRenovation/Reclamation and Poly-culture of Shrimp & Mullets in brackish water pond with provision of aeration by diesel pump set. (Page-11 & 12)    


Different Schemes under Short Term Bank Credit Plan (STCP)/ Crop Loan (Working Capital) through JLG-KCC on
'Fresh Water Aquaculture', 'Cold Water Fisheries' and 'Brackish Water Fisheries'
implemented through FFDAs in West Bengal

(Download-all)
SCHEME-1 : Fry Production (Page-1)   SCHEME-6 : Culture of fish in Jhora (cold water fisheries in Darjeeling district only) (Page-6)
SCHEME-2 : Fingerling Production (Page-2)   SCHEME-7 : Poly-culture of Shrimp (monodon) & Mullets (Mugil) in brackish water pond (Page-7)
SCHEME-3 : Polyculture of Carps (Table Fish Production) (Page-3)   SCHEME-8 : Fattening of mud crab (Scylla serata) (Page-8)
SCHEME-4 : Culture of desi Magur (Clarius batrachus) (Page-4)   SCHEME-9 : Seed production of Magur (Clarias batrachus) [for setting up of small scale hatchery & also to encourage Magur farming] (Page-9 & 10)
SCHEME-5 : Culture of Pangus (Pangasius hypophthalmus or P suchi) (Page-5)   SCHEME-10 : Seed production of Tangra (Mystus vittatus) & Koi (Anabus testudineus) [for setting up of small scale hatchery & also to encourage Tangra-Koi farming] (Page-11 & 12)


Summary of Revised Unit Cost for Fisheries Sector FFDA Schemes for financing through Banks during the year 2012-13
Sl. no. Name of Scheme Culture Period per ha Unit Cost
(Scale of finance)
Bank Loan Permissible subsidy under CSS (75:25) Farmer's contribution/
Margin Money
Income ROI
(%)
1. Production of Table fish 10-12 months 1,86,000/- 1,48,000/- 10,000/- 27,200/- 3,20,000/-  
2. Semi-derelict ponds requiring 0.3m excavation 10-12 months 3,14,900/- 2,51,920/- 25,000/- 37,980/- 3,20,000/-  
3. Smi-derelict ponds requiring 0.6m excavation 10-12 months 4,43,760/- 2,94,582/- 25,000/- 85,940/- 3,20,000/-  
4. Derelict ponds requiring 1m excavation 10-12 months 6,15,600/- 4,61,700/- 25,000/- 1,28,900/- 3,20,000/-  
5. Poly-culture fresh water prawn with carps (IMC and EC) in culturable ponds 10-12 months 2,00,000/- 1,50,000/- 36,000/- 14,000/- 3,27,500/-  
6. Poly-culture of fresh water prawn with carps (IMC and EC) in new pond in low lying area (excavation up to 1m) 10-12 months 6,29,600/- 4,72,200/- 96,000/- 61,400/- 3,27,500/-  
7. Cold Water Aquaculture 10-12 months 74,600/- 44,760/- 14,920/- 14,920/- 42,000/-  
8. Poly-culture of Shrimp & Mullets in brackish water pond with provision of aeration by diesel pump set. 10-12 months 6,42,300/- 4,81,725/- 60,000/- 1,00,575/- 6,91,200/-  
9. Renovation/Reclamation and Poly-culture of Shrimp & Mullets in brackish water pond with provision of aeration by diesel pump set. 10-12 months 8,06,525/- 6,04,895/- 60,000/- 1,41,630/- 6,91,200/-  
N.B.: i)
ii)

For SC /ST beneficiary subsidy is 5% higher.
Subsidy for all approved items above under FFDA can also be given to a beneficiary if the remaining cost of items is contributed by beneficiary from own resources and the same is duly certified by the FFDAs/BFDAs.



Summary of Revised Unit Cost for Fisheries Sector Short Term Crop Loan Scheme
for financing through Banks under KCC-JLG in the districts during the year 2012-13
Sl. no. Name of Scheme Culture Period Unit Area Scheme Cost (in) Permissible loan amount by the Banks under KCC-JLG Farmer's contribution Permissible subsidy
out of SP
ROI
(%)
1. Fry Production 15-20 days per cycle
X 4 cycles in a season 
(Apr-July & Dec-Mar)
1 Bigha
(0.13ha)
20,660/- 20,660/- Nil 3,20,000/- 79.5
2. Fingerling Production 3 months days per cycle
X 2 cycles in a season 
(Apr-Sep & Oct-Mar)
1 Bigha
(0.13ha)
53,376/- 50,000/- 3,376/- - 49
3. Poly-culture of Carps
(Table Fish Production)
1 year 
(Jul-June or Mar-Feb)
1 Bigha
(0.13ha)
32,154/- 32,154/- Nil - 37
4. Culture of desi Magur
(Clarius batrachus)
4-6 months 
(June-Sept)
1 Bigha
(0.13ha)
46,125/- 46,125/- Nil 25%
(
11,531/-)
29.5
5. Culture of Pangus
(Pangasius hypophthalmus or P suchi)
1 year 
(Jul-June)
0.5 Bigha
(0.065ha)
39,373/- 39,373/- Nil - 30
6. Culture of fish in Jhora
(
cold water fisheries in Darjeeling district only)
6 months 
(Apr-Sept)
30M3 6,945/- 6,945/- Nil - 75
7. Poly-culture of Shrimp (monodon) & Mullets (Mugil) in brackish water pond 4 months 
(Feb-May)
1 Bigha
(0.13ha)
57,098/- 50,000/- 7,098/- - 61
8. Fattening of mud crab (Scylla serata) 15 days in each cycle
{5 months (Oct-Feb), 8 cycles possible}
5 kottah
(0.03ha)
54,151/- 50,000/- 4,151/- 25%
(
12,500/-)
141
9. Seed production of Magur (Clarias batrachus)
[for setting up of small scale hatchery and also to encourage magur farming]
30-40 days in each cycle
{4 months (Jun-Sept), 8 cycles possible}
5 kottah
(0.03ha)
48,370/- 48,370/- Nil 25%
(
12,093/-)
82
10. Seed production of Tangra (Mystus vittatus) & Koi (Anabus testudineus)
[for setting up of small scale hatchery and also to encourage Tangra-Koi farming]
30-40 days in each cycle
{4 months (Jun-Sept), 8 cycles possible}
5 kottah
(0.03ha)
48,585/- 48,585/- Nil - 61


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