Hailakandi: Development of water bodies to boost fish productivity in Hailakandi district will begin soon. 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 underway.
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.