Subsidy for Fish Farming in Kerala
Subsidy for Fish Farming in Kerala
The Government of Kerala has announced a subsidy on fish farming done on a land area not less than 2 cents in the backyard. The subsidy is 100% for scheduled tribes, 80% for scheduled castes and 40% for one’s belonging to other sections. Anyone interested in fish farming having a place suitable to build a pool of area not less than 2 cents can apply for this scheme. Try watching this video completely to learn how this fish farming is done, as well as to understand the scope of this fish farming project.
Under this Subiksha scheme of the Government of Kerala, the Fish pond required for fish farming is to be prepared in a land area not less than 2 cents. Anyone who has this suitable space and interest to do so can apply for this scheme. You can also avail subsidy through groups like Kudumbasree, Neighborhood Group etc. Ordinary people can get 40% of the total amount of the plan or Rs 49,200 / – The total cost is estimated to be 1,23,000. This is the total amount of money that goes into preparation the Fish pond until harvesting of the fish. This will also include cost of Fish seeds to fish feed etc.
The project is being implemented by the Department of Fisheries in collaboration with the Local Self Government. In each Panchayat there are promoters of the Fisheries Department. Application can be made directly to them or directly to the Panchayat.
Pond preparation method
Natural ponds with water level not less than 2 cent, even during summer season appropriate for this type of fish farming. But those who do not have this facility can use Nylon sheet and prepare the fish pond in not less than 2 cents area. Dig a Pond of 80 square meters in a depth of 80 cm. Use the soil dug out from it to build the bund around the pond. With that, the pond will be about one and a half meters deep. Once the bottom of the pond is well secured, the buttocks can be spread. Ensure that no stones or other sharp objects are present on the surface. Nets should be carefully laid on top of pond for safety of fish from birds and other reptiles and water level should be maintained at a height of 1.25 meters. Sheet with not less than 550 GSM should be used.
Fishes to be cultivated
In this project, a fish called Assam Vaala (Pangasius Fish) is to be raised. The Pangasius Fish is a suitable fish to be reared in the pond. In a pond of 2 cents, 1000 Pangasius fishes can be reared. A yield of 1000 kg is expected within a span of 8 months. Fishes can be purchased from hatcheries of the Fisheries Department or from government agencies such as ADAK and FFDA.
Pangasius Fish that are bred in this way should be fed pellets 2 times a day. The size of the pellet should be adjusted according to the growth of the fish. Feeds with 24-28% protein should be fed to the fishes. In addition to this, Azolla and other leaves can also be fed to the fishes. Care should be taken not to over feed the fish. Supply food that can be eaten within 5 minutes. Food waste from the kitchen can also be fed.
Harvesting and marketing.
In this fish farming system, the fishes are expected to weigh about 1 kg within 8 months. Therefore, the harvest can be done in 8 months. Marketing of the fish is something every farmer should do on their own. It is up to fish farmer to guide the market.
Benefits of this Fish Farming project.
The main objective of this project is to produce non-toxic or non contaminated fish locally. Organically produced fish are much better than stale and toxic fish that cross the border. Another objective of this scheme is to provide employment to the farmers. Even with another line of work, this kind of fish farming can generate extra income.
Important points to be noted
Farmer should give good care, from the time the fish is raised to the time of harvesting of fish.
It should be taken care of that the pond for the fish farming is well cleaned and sterilized before depositing the infant fishes.
It is important to check the PH value of water, Ammonia, etc. and to maintain a good water quality. Test kits to check these should be available to each farmer.
All these things can be said about the Subiksha scheme of the Government of Kerala. If you have any questions regarding this organic fish farming feel free to comment below. The full details of this project, including the full details of the circular, are included at the end of this video. Those who are interested in fish farming should definitely read it completely.
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