Programmes & Schemes

Neel Kranti Mission(CSS)

  • National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)
  • Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Development of Marine Fisheries, Infrastructure and Post Harvest operations.
  • Strengthening of Database & GIS in Fisheries.
  • Institutional arrangement for Fisheries Sector
  • Monitoring Control and surveillance (MCS).
  • National Scheme of welfare of Fishermen.

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana ( RKVY )

The National Development Council (NDC), in its meeting held on 29th May, 2007 resolved that a special Additional Central Assistance Scheme (RKVY) be launched. The NDC resolved that agricultural development strategies must be reoriented to meet the needs of farmers and called upon the Central and State governments to evolve a strategy to rejuvenate agriculture. The NDC reaffirmed its commitment to achieve 4 per cent annual growth in the agricultural sector during the 11th plan. The Resolution with respect to the Additional Central Assistance scheme reads as below:
Economic reforms initiated since 1991 have put the Indian economy on a higher growth trajectory. Annual growth rate in the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has accelerated from below 6 per cent during the initial years of reforms to more than 8 per cent in recent years. The Planning Commission in its approach paper to the Eleventh Five-Year-plan has stated that 9 per cent growth rate in GDP would be feasible during the Eleventh Plan period. However, Agriculture, that accounted for more than 30 per cent of total GDP at the beginning of reforms, failed to maintain its pre-reform growth. On the contrary, it witnessed a sharp deceleration in growth after the mid-1990s. This happened despite the fact that agricultural productivity in most of the states was quite low as it were, and the potential for the growth of agriculture was high.
The GDP of agriculture increased annually at more than 3 per cent during the 1980s. Since the Ninth Five-Year Plan (1996 to 2001-02), India has been targeting a growth rate of more than 4 per cent in agriculture, but the actual achievement has been much below the target. More than 50 per cent of the workforce of the country still depends upon agriculture for it’s livelihood. Slow growth in Agriculture and allied sectors can lead to acute stress in the economy because the population dependent upon this sector is still very large. A major cause behind the slow growth in agriculture is the consistent decrease in investments in the sector by the state governments. While public and private investments are increasing manifold in sectors such as infrastructure, similar investments are not forthcoming in Agriculture and allied sectors, leading to distress in the community of farmers, especially that of the small and marginal segment. Hence the need for incentivising states that increase their investments in the Agriculture and allied sectors has been felt.
Concerned by the slow growth in the Agriculture and allied sectors, the National Development Council (NDC), in its meeting held on 29th May, 2007 resolved that a special Additional Central Assistance Scheme (RKVY) be launched. The NDC resolved that agricultural development strategies must be reoriented to meet the needs of farmers and called upon the Central and State governments to evolve a strategy to rejuvenate agriculture. The NDC reaffirmed its commitment to achieve 4 per cent annual growth in the agricultural sector during the 11th plan. The Resolution with respect to the Additional Central Assistance scheme reads as below:
Introduce a new Additional Central Assistance scheme to incentivise States to draw up plans for their agriculture sector more comprehensively, taking agro-climatic conditions, natural resource issues and technology into account, and integrating livestock, poultry and fisheries more fully. This will involve a new scheme for Additional Central Assistance to State Plans, administered by the Union Ministry of Agriculture over and above its existing Centrally Sponsored schemes, to supplement the State-specific strategies including special schemes for beneficiaries of land reforms. The newly created National Rainfed Area Authority will on request assist States in planning for rainfed areas.
The Department of Agriculture, in compliance of the above resolution and in consultation with the Planning Commission, has prepared the guidelines for the RKVY scheme, to be known as NADP (RKVY), that are contained in this document.

National Co-operative Development Corporation ( NCDC )

The Cooperative Movement has a long history in our country and today, India's Cooperative Movement is the largest in the world. Supporting this vast Cooperative network, at the national level, is a unique organization, the National Cooperative Development Corporation. Set up under an Act of Parliament, NCDC is engaged in the promotion and development of Cooperative in agriculture and rural oriented activities. Its act has also been amended recently to enable it to fund cooperatives in the services sector, rural industries, livestock etc. Thus, NCDC continues its march ahead, to support the Cooperative sector to achieve excellence in various spheres of its operations.

National Fisheries Development Board ( NFDB )

The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) was established in 2006 as an autonomous organization under the administrative control of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India to enhance fish production and productivity in the country and to coordinate fishery development in an integrated and holistic manner. A wide range of fishery development activities viz., intensive aquaculture in ponds and tanks, culture based capture fisheries in reservoirs, coastal aquaculture, Mariculture, sea weed cultivation, establishment of infrastructure, fishing harbours and fish landing centres, fishing dressing centres and solar drying of fish, domestic marketing, deep sea fishing and tuna processing, ornamental fisheries, trout culture, artificial reefs technology upgradation and capacity building of fishermen and fish farmers are being supported through the State Governments/Implementing agencies. The activities of NFDB are overseen by a Governing Body under the Chairmanship of the Union Agriculture Minister. The Governing Body and the Executive Committee consider and decide the activities of the Board and provide periodic guidance. The Executive committee, with the Secretary in charge of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries as its Chairman, provides the general superintendence, direction and the control of the affairs and functions of the Board. The NFDB is headed by a Chief Executive.
Holistic development of the fisheries sector through enhancement of fish production and productivity; to supplement nutritious protein for the growing population; to accelerate the overall economy of the country, besides improving health, economy, exports, employment and tourism in the country.

  • To provide focussed attention to fisheries and aquaculture (production, processing, storage, transport and marketing.
  • To achieve sustainable management and conservation of natural aquatic resources
  • To apply modern tools of research and development for optimizing production and productivity from fisheries.
  • To provide modern infrastructure mechanisms for effective fisheries management and optimum utilization
  • To train and empower women in the fisheries sector and also generate substantial employment
  • To enhance the contribution of the fish toward food and nutritional security

Rural Infrastucture Development Fund (RIDF)

The RIDF was set up by the Government in 1995-96 for financing ongoing rural Infrastructure projects. The Fund is maintained by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Domestic commercial banks contribute to the Fund to the extent of their shortfall in stipulated priority sector lending to agriculture. The main objective of the Fund is to provide loans to State Governments and State-owned corporations to enable them to complete ongoing rural infrastructure projects. The shortfall in disbursements of RIDF funds as compared to sanctions continues to remain a matter of concern in the implementation of RIDF. The Government has taken a number of steps to address this problem. The scope of RIDF has been widened to include activities such as rural drinking water schemes, soil conservation, rural market yards, rural health centres and primary schools, mini hydel plants, shishu shiksha kendras, anganwadis, and system improvement in the power sector. From RIDF V onwards, the ambit was extended to projects undertaken by Panchayat Raj institutions and projects in the social sector covering primary education, health and drinking water.
The activities to be financed under RIDF X include minor irrigation projects/micro irrigation, flood protection, watershed development/reclamation of waterlogged areas, drainage, forest development, market yard/godown, apna mandi, rural haats and other marketing infrastructure, cold storage, seed/agriculture/horticulture farms, plantation and horticulture, grading and certifying mechanisms such as testing and certifying laboratories, etc.,community irrigation wells for irrigation purposes for the village as a whole, fishing harbour/jetties, riverine fisheries, animal husbandry and modern abattoir.

State Plan

  • 2049-Interest Payments
  • 2235-Social Security and Welfare
  • 2401-Capital outlay on Crop Husbandry
  • 2405-Fisheries
  • 2415-Agricultural Research and Education
  • 2515-Other Rural Development Programmes
  • 2551-Hill Areas
  • 3451-Secreteriat Economic Serveices
  • 4401-Capital Outlay on Crop Husbandry
  • 4405-Capital Outlay on Fisheries
  • 6003-Internal Debt of the State Government
  • 6405-Loans for Fisheries

Inland Fisheries

  • Distribution of Fingerlings
  • Fish feed distribution
  • Development of Small Fish Market
  • Construction of Eco hatchery and portable hatchery
  • Development of Reservoir Fisheries, Sewage-fed Fisheries and Air Breathing Fish Culture
  • Development of Fisheries Project under SFDC Ltd.
  • Setting up of District Level and State Level Laboratories for conducting research activities related to Aquaculture
  • Distribution of Fishery nets and Fishery requisites
  • Development of Fishing Harbour and Fish Landing Centre
  • Development of Brackish Water Fish Farming
  • Infrastructure Development in inland fishing village
  • Development of Cold chain system.

Marine Fisheries

  • Development of Marine Fisheries, infrastructure and post harvest operation
  • Infrastructure Development in marine fishing village
  • Fish feed processing preservation and marketing
  • Infrastructure for setting up of Wireless Communication Network in the Marine Sector for the safety of Fishermen.

Other Programmes

  • Training for Fish Farmer and unemployed fishermen – Panchayat Level, Block level, District level
  • Managerial subsidy grant to primary and central fishermens co-operative
  • Rural Electrification work in Inland and Marine Fishing Villages by tapping up Unconventional Energy Resources.
  • Group Personal Accident Insurance/Model Vilage for Active Fishermen under National Scheme of Welfare.
  • Expansion of extension wing and rendering extension services including publication of journals and setting up of information units.
  • Studies on Ecological and Environment Condition in relation to Fishes on Different Cultural Methods.
  • Operation of Fish Farms for Adaptive Trails of New Technology and Production of Quality Fish Seeds in Govt. Fish Farm
  • Beel/Water Bodies excavation, de-siltation and renovation.
  • Strengthening of Data Base and Geographical Information System Development.

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