Minister of fisheries, animal husbandry & dairying, Giriraj Singh said that there is no scheme for providing interest-free loan to fish farmers.
Replying to a question in Lok Sabha today, he also said that under a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) on ‘Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries’ with ‘Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture’ as one of the components.
Under this, financial assistance is provided for Establishment of Fish Seed Hatcheries/Prawn Hatcheries, Construction of new ponds, Fish seed rearing unit, Development of wetlands, Cage/pen Culture and Recirculatory Aquaculture System (RAS) etc. This scheme is being implemented through the respective State Governments/Union Territories. (AIR NEWS)