NFDB

Schemes

National Fisheries Development Board
Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries,
Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India,
401-402, Mythri Vihar, HUDA Complex, Ameerpet,
Hyderabad- 500 038
Ph: 040- 23737256, 23731128; Fax 040- 23737208

Email: info@nfdb.ap.nic.in; Website: http://nfdb.ap.nic.in

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SCHEMES OF NFDB
1. Intensive Aquaculture in ponds and Tanks

Sl. Name of the Unit Cost Pattern of assistance
No. Activity/ Scheme
a Construction of new fish/prawn ponds and Tanks
Existing species (a) Rs. 3.00 lakhs/ 20% subsidy with a ceiling of Rs.
Entrepreneurs/ ha for plain areas 0.60 lakhs/ha. and 25%
farmers subsidy to SC & STs with a
ceiling of Rs. 0.75 lakhs/ha.
(b) Rs. 4.00 lakhs/ 20% subsidy with a ceiling of
ha in hill states/ 0.80 lakhs/ha. and 25%
Districts and NE subsidy to SC & STs with a
region ceiling of Rs. 1.00 lakhs/ha.
New species Rs. 3.00 lakhs /ha 20% of the unit cost for all
Pangasius sutchi farmers and 25% subsidy to SC
& STs
b Renovation of Rs.0.75 lakh/ha
existing fish/prawn 20% subsidy for all
ponds and Tanks farmers/entrepreneurs with a
Entrepreneurs/ ceiling of 0.15 lakhs/ha and
farmers 25% subsidy to SC & STs with a
New species Rs.0.75 lakh/ha ceiling of Rs. 0.1875 lakhs/ha.
Pangasius sutchi
c Cost of inputs
For prawn farming Rs.1.80 lakhs/ha 20% subsidy with a ceiling of Rs.
Entrepreneurs/ 0.36 lakhs/ha for all farmers
farmers
For fish/prawn Rs.0.50 lakhs/ha. 20% subsidy for all
farming in Paddy farmers/entrepreneurs
fields
Entrepreneurs/
farmers
New species Rs. 5.00 lakh / ha 40% of subsidy of the unit cost
Pangasius sutchi for initial period of 2 years and
thereafter 20% for all farmers
and 25% for SC / ST farmers.

d Establishment of freshwater prawn seed hatchery
Capacity: 25 million Rs. 30.00 90% of the unit cost as one time
PL / unit/year lakhs/unit grant to the States for
State Governments establishment of hatchery at
State Level.

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ii) Capacity: 5-8 Rs. 12 lakhs/unit 20% subsidy with a ceiling of Rs.
million PL /unit/ 2.40 lakhs to entrepreneurs /
year for farmers.
Entrepreneurs/farm
ers
e Establishment of fish seed hatchery
e Establishment of Rs. 12.00 lakhs/ 20% back ended bank linked
fish seed hatcheries unit for plain subsidy to entrepreneurs /
with or with out areas farmers with a ceiling of Rs. 2.4
/nurseries 7 -8 lakhs/unit.
million (fry) capacity
/ year 90% of the unit cost as one time
grant to the State Fisheries
Department, Quasi Government
organizations and Research
Institutes.
Rs. 16.00 lakhs/ 20% back ended bank linked
Unit in hill state/ subsidy to entrepreneurs
Districts and NE /farmers with a ceiling of Rs. 3.2
region lakhs/unit.

90% of the unit cost as one time
grant to the State Fisheries
Department, Quasi Government
organizations and Research
Institutes

New Species* Unit cost has to be 40% back ended subsidy on
(*Cultivable species approved by CIFA capital investment
other than major
carps)
Entrepreneurs/
farmers
f Renovation of fish Seed Farms
i) Government fish Rs 2.00 lakh/ha. 90% one time grant for state
seed rearing Rearing area fisheries departments only.
farms(aged about 5
years and above)
ii) Renovation / Rs 4.00 lakhs/ 90% one time grant for state
re-modeling / up hatchery of 7-8 fisheries departments only.
gradation/ million fry
reconstruction of production / year
hatchery / nurseries
in government sector
(aged about 5 years
and above) for
existing and new
species. Capacity:
7-8 million fry / year

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g Construction of fish Rs. 3.00 lakhs/ha. 20% subsidy for all
seed rearing units for plain areas. farmers/entrepreneurs
for rearing fry to 25% subsidy to SC & STs
large fingerlings of 20% subsidy for all
80 - 100mm size Rs. 4.00 lakhs/ ha farmers/entrepreneurs
in hill states/ 25% subsidy to SC & STs
Districts of NE
region 90% onetime grant to government
/ quasi government organizations
h Brood stock Rs 25.00 lakhs Full grant to Government
Development including a farm, Agencies/Government
Programme transport institutions only.
including arrangements for
ornamental dissemination.
(including farm and Available for the
transport State
arrangements) - Governments.
for Government
Agencies/Governme
nt institutions only.
i Trout culture in Rs.1.00 lakh/ Unit 1. 20% subsidy for all
race ways – Unit farmers/entrepreneurs with a
size: 45 m3 water ceiling of 0.20 lakhs/ha
area 2. 25% subsidy to SC & STs
Entrepreneurs/ with a ceiling of Rs. 0.25
farmers lakhs/ha.
Inputs for trout Rs.1.30 lakhs/ 1. 20% subsidy for all
farming in raceways unit farmers/entrepreneurs with a
Unit size: 45 m3 ceiling of 0.26 lakhs/ha
water volume 2. 25% subsidy to SC & STs with
a ceiling of Rs. 0.325 lakhs/ha.
j Trout seed hatchery
i) Capacity: 0.5-1.0 Rs. 30.00 One time grant to the States/
million fry / year lakhs/unit ICAR institutions/ quasi
State Governments government organizations .
ii) Capacity: 0.2-0.3 Rs. 12 lakhs/unit 20% subsidy for all
million fry / year farmers/entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs/
farmers
k Feed mill ( Extruded Rs 1000.00 lakhs 40% equity on machinery and
floating pelletted equipment in respect of listed
feed of 5 tons/hour companies
production capacity (or)
Entrepreneurs 40% soft loan (with 5% interest)
administered through commercial
banks for entrepreneurs./ Profit
making Fisheries Federations/
Fisheries Corporations
Feed mill of 2 Rs 25.00 lakhs/ 40% Soft loan on the capital cost
tons/day. unit (excluding land cost) @5%
interest rate through nationalized
banks
Feed mill of 1.2 7.5 lakhs / unit 20% subsidy with a ceiling of Rs.
quintal /day 1.5 lakh per unit to
entrepreneurs/ Farmers

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l Trout feed mill Rs 500.00 lakhs 100% one time grant on
3 tons/hour machinery and equipment to
production capacity State Fisheries dept/ ICAR /
quasi government organizations.
m Running water fish
culture
Construction ( Rs 0.45 lakhs/ 1. 20% subsidy for all
100m3 water volume) unit farmers/entrepreneurs with a
ceiling of 0.09 lakhs/unit
2. 25% subsidy to SC & STs with
a ceiling of Rs. 0.1125
lakhs/unit.
First year input Rs 0.15 lakhs/ 1. 20% subsidy for all
unit farmers/entrepreneurs with a
ceiling of 0.03 lakhs/unit
2. 25% subsidy to SC & STs with
a ceiling of Rs. 0.0375
lakhs/unit.

2. Fresh water Ornamental Fisheries
Sl. Name of the Unit Cost Pattern of assistance
No. Activity/ Scheme
i) Backyard hatchery Rs. 1.50 50% unit cost as subsidy to
lakh entrepreneurs, members of Women
SHGs/ Fisherwomen Cooperative
Societies

ii) Medium scale unit Rs 4.00 50% unit cost as subsidy to
lakhs beneficiaries
iii) Integrated Rs 15.00 90% Subsidy to the Government
Ornamental Fishery lakhs Agencies/Government institutions
Units and 50 % unit cost as subsidy to
entrepreneur
iv) Setting up of Rs. 1.00 50% unit cost as subsidy to members
Aquarium fabrication lakh of Women SHGs/ Fisherwomen
units Cooperative Societies and 25% unit
SHGs/Entrepreneurs cost as subsidy to individual persons.

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3. Reservoir Fisheries Development(RFD)

Sl. Name of the Activity/ Unit Cost Pattern of assistance
No. Scheme
a i Fingerling Stocking in Re 1/- per fingerling 100% grant for stocking
reservoirs @ 2000 /ha in of 80 - 100 mm IMC of fingerlings.
small reservoirs, @
and other species Implementing agency
1000/ha for medium and indicated in the shall pay 25% lease /
@500 for large reservoirs.
guidelines. This cost license amount to NFDB
would include rearing
of seed insitu / exsitu
and transportation.
ii Continuous stocking Re 1/- per fingerling Stocking of fingerlings in
for medium and large of 80-100 mm size medium and large
reservoirs for 4 reservoirs at 50% of
consecutive years. numbers stocked in the
first year.
b Training to fishermen on Up to for 5 days to the
reservoir management fishermen depending on
the reservoirs. DA to
fishermen @Rs.150 /
Day, TA to fishermen –
Rs 100 per day;
Honorarium to the
resource persons Rs.
500/-per day, TA - @Rs.
1000/- per programme;
Implementing agency
@Rs. 75 / day / member
4. Coastal Aquaculture

Sl. Name of the Activity/ Unit Cost Pattern of assistance
No. Scheme
(i) Construction of ponds for Rs. 2.40 lakhs/ha 25% cost subject to a
brackish water fin fish maximum of Rs. 0.60
culture lakhs/ha as subsidy.
Additional infrastructure Rs. 2.00 lakhs/ ha. 25% cost subject to a
for brackish water finfish maximum of Rs. 0.50
(ii).
culture for modification of lakhs/ha as subsidy.
existing farms.
(iii). Input assistance for Rs.3.00 lakhs/ ha. 1. One time back ended
brackish water fin fish (subject to the subsidy of 25% to all
culture. approval of CIBA farmers to a maximum of
based on the 0.75 lakhs/ha and
production levels) 2. 30% subsidy in case
of SC/STs to a maximum
of Rs. 0.90 lakhs/ha.
(iv) Cage culture of fin fishes Capital cost of 1. Back ended subsidy of
in ponds Rs. 10.00 lakhs / 25% on the capital cost
ha. (Subject to the not exceeding Rs. 2.50
approval of CIBA lakhs/ha
/RGCA based on 2. Back ended subsidy of
the production 30% on the capital cost
levels). to SCs/STs not exceeding
Rs. 3.0 lakhs/ha.
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(v) Input assistance for cage Rs. 7.00 lakhs / 1. Back ended subsidy of
culture of brackish water ha. (Subject to the 25% on the working
fin fish approval of CIBA capital for first crop with
/RGCA based on a ceiling of Rs. 1.75
the production lakhs/ha
levels). 2. Back ended subsidy of
30% on the working
capital for first crop to
SCs/STs with a ceiling of
Rs. 2.10 lakhs/ha.
Need Based Financial Assistance for development and demonstration of
innovative/ new technologies
1. For increasing fish Unit cost to be Onetime 100% grant to
production/ productivity as recommended by the Central/State
broodstock development, Central Fisheries Government
Institute organizations/Federation.
concerned.
2. New species, Unit cost to be Subsidy on 40% of the
recommended by project cost as
Low cost feed with high Central Fisheries promotional incentive on
3.
nutritive value, Institute capital cost as back
New farming practices concerned. ended subsidy to the
4. (cage/pen culture), etc. entrepreneurs.
5. Development of Diagnostic Unit cost has to be 40% soft loan on capital
kits ( including approved by investment through
biotechnological kits) Central Fish. commercial banks to the
Institute entrepreneurs.
concerned.
6. Setting up of Aquatic Rs. 58.0 lakhs for 100% grant to the state
Animal Health and the coastal states governments on the
Environmental and Rs. 40.0 lakhs capital and one time
Management Laboratory in for inland states recurring cost
farming areas
Need based financial Rs. 25.00 lakhs for 100% grant to
7. assistance for Specific atleast 200 million Government Agencies
Pathogen Free shrimp nauplii production
nauplii production centres. capacity/year
8. Additional infrastructure Rs. 20.00 lakhs for 90% to the Central/State
for SPF shrimp seed 30 million PL20 Government Departments
hatcheries capacity/year /Institutions;
9. Assistance to Specific Rs. 15.00 lakhs for 1. Back ended subsidy of
Pathogen Free shrimp 5 ha. w.s.a. and 25% on the capital cost.
culture farms for additional above 2. Back ended subsidy of
infrastructure for semi 30% on the capital cost
intensive /intensive to SCs/STs
farming.
10. Development of fish Unit cost to be 75% grant to meet the
breeding grounds through approved by the cost of mangrove sapling,
mangrove plantation competent transplantation and
institution rearing and remaining
25% cost of labour
component met through
MNREGA

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5. Mariculture

Sl. Name of the Unit Cost Pattern of
No. Activity/ Scheme assistance
a. Setting up of open Rs. 2.00 crores per unit 20% equity
sea cage culture by participation on
companies investment
b. Setting up of new Rs. 72 lakhs 40% subsidy on the
hatcheries for unit cost not
brackishwater fin exceeding Rs. 28.80
fish seed lakhs/unit
production
c. Diversification by Rs. 70 lakhs 20% subsidy on the
shrimp hatcheries to unit cost not
brackishwater fin exceeding Rs. 28.0
fish seed lakhs/unit
production
d. Assistance for Capital cost of Rs. 6.00 lakhs 40 % back ended
setting up of Open /cage and working capital of Rs. subsidy on capital
Sea cage culture 4.15 lakhs/ cage of 12 meter dia and working capital
units to fishermen groups
and entrepreneurs
e. Assistance for Capital cost of Rs. 1.25 40 % back ended
setting up of open lakhs/cage of 6 meter dia subsidy on capital
sea cage culture cost to fishermen
units by fishermen societies and
societies and SHGs groups
f Training on marine 100% grant 100% financial
ornamental fish assistance to Govt.
culture institutions as per
the guidelines of
NFDB.
G Assistance to Rs. 20,000/ Unit of 50m2 50% subsidy on the
Mussel/Oyster/clam unit cost
culture/ other
commercial
shellfishes
H Seaweed culture Rs. 5,000/ unit 50% subsidy on the
unit cost to women
SHG’s and
entrepreneurs

6. Development of Domestic Fish Marketing

Sr. Name of the Unit Cost Pattern of assistance
No Activity/ Scheme
1 Modernization of Rs.250.00 lakhs/50 90% of capital cost as grant to
wholesale fish stalls Government Fisheries
markets. Departments, Quasi
Government Organizations,
Local Civic Bodies, and
Research Institutes.

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2 Development / Rs.50.00 lakhs to 90% of capital cost as grant to
construction of new 100.00 lakhs for Government Fisheries
retail markets establishment of major Departments, Quasi
complexes and retail retail markets (20 Government Organizations,
outlets outlets) and upto Rs. Local Civil Bodies, Research
50.00 lakhs for minor Institutes, 25% of capital cost
retail market (10 as subsidy to Entrepreneurs
outlets) and 30% to SC/ST, Women
and NE beneficiaries.
3 Establishment of To be decided and NFDB will establish the retail
modern fish retail appraised on case to outlets and will be leased/
outlet by NFDB case basis and on the rented to eligible
local conditions. entrepreneurs / self
help groups / ex-servicemen
to manage the unit. Under
PPP mode.
4 Setting up of retail Up to Rs.10.00 lakhs Subsidy @ 25 % of approved
fish Outlets project cost to entrepreneurs
(30% subsidy for SCs /STs/
NE regions).
5 Retailing by Up to Rs. 10.00 lakhs 40% subsidy on the project
fisherwomen cost to Fisherwomen who are
involved in fish marketing and
fisherwomen who are from
fishermen Community and
members of local fishermen or
fisherwomen co-operative
societies.
6 Cold chain Unit cost has to be 90% of capital cost as grant to
development and decided appraised on Government Fisheries
processing of value case to case basis. Departments, Fisheries
added and products. Corporations/Federations,
40% of capital cost as subsidy
to Entrepreneurs.
7 Campaign for Each proposal will be 100% grant to Government
promotion of fish examined and departments, Research
products and appraised on case to institutions, and Quasi
consumption case basis. government Organizations.

8 Organization of fish Up to Rs.50.00 lakhs 50% of the expenditure to
festival/fish mela Govt. departments /
Quasi Government
organizations/Research
organizations.
9 Model Fish Dressing Up to Rs. 150.00 lakhs 90% grant to the Govt.
Centre Departments / Quasi Govt.
Organizations / Research
Institutes
10 Developing working Case to case basis 90% grant to the Govt.
model/ branding / Departments / Quasi Govt.
bench marking / Organizations / Research
certification Institutes

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11 Setting up of Solar (i) Unit cost up to Rs. (a) 90% grant to the Govt.
drying 6.0 lakhs for 100 Departments / Quasi Govt.
of fish units. Kg/day organizations / Research
(ii) case to case basis Institutes
for 500 Kg./day and (b) 25% subsidy (30% for SC/
above. ST & NE regions) to
fishermen/ fisher
women/SHGs/ entrepreneurs
12 Platform for Sun Unit cost limited to Rs. a) 90% grant to the Govt.
drying of fish 35,000/- per platform Departments / Quasi
of min 150 sq. feet. Govt. Organizations /
Research Institutes
(b) 25% subsidy (30% for SC/
ST & NE regions) to
Fishermen/ fisher
women/SHGs/ entrepreneurs.
14 *Training and 100% grant 100% Financial assistance as
demonstration to per the guidelines of NFDB
fisherwomen on
hygienic handling of
fish and processing/
value addition.

7. Infrastructure Development for Harbours and Landing Centres

Sl Name of the Unit Cost Pattern of Assistance
No Activity/Sch
eme
01 Renovation As per the 100% grant to State Governments
/Up recommendation of CICEF, / Port Trusts.
Gradation of Bangalore
Existing
fishing
harbour

02 Renovation As per the 100% grant to State Governments
/Up recommendation of CICEF, / Port Trusts.
gradation of Bangalore
Existing fish
landing
centres

8. Deep Sea Fishing and Tuna Processing

Sl No Name of the Unit Cost Pattern of Assistance
Activity/Scheme
01 Development of Rs. 75 lakhs 25-33 % of the total cost of
indigenous tuna (including gear construction as equity
fishing fleet. components) participation and
beneficiaries could raise the
balance through loan

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02 Human Resource 1.DA Rs 150/- per
development day/trainee
2. To & fro travel max 100% financial assistance as
Rs 500/actual per guide lines of NFDB
3. honorarium Rs 500
and actual to & fro
expenses max Rs
1,000/-
4. Institutional
expenses Rs
75/day/trainee.
03 Up-gradation of To be decided on case 20-30% equity participation
processing units to case basis appraised by MPEDA for
ICAR/Government
institution

9. Human Resource Development Programmes- Training

Sl No Name of the Unit Cost Pattern of Assistance
Activity/Scheme
01 Training programme on To be decided i.20 participants per batch
different aquaculture on case to case ii. period of training 10
practices, processing and basis days/training
extension activities to ii. TA will be provided on
formers / master trainers/ request from the organizing
government officers at institute after submission of
induction level. travel documents
iv. No DA is eligible to the
participants since boarding
and lodging facilities being
provided by the concerned
training institutes with the
funding support of NFDB
v. Funding support will be
provided to the training
organizing institutes towards
course fee, honorarium and TA
to the resource personnel,
Publication, local visit and
misc expenditure, where
justified.
100% financial assistance to
Government as per the
guidelines of NFDB

For detailed guidelines visit : http://nfdb.ap.nic.in/pdf/NFDB%20Guidelines.pdf

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