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Ponds will also be constructed on community lands if the community comes forward with land and also makes some contribution in the construction of pond by way of labour. Meghalaya has a large body of community lands and the recent experience shows that fish ponds constructed on the village common lands are successful in achieving socio-economic development of the village, as also in harmonising the village communities.

The State has several water bodies called marshy and swampy lands and bheels which are under the control of the community. Fish production can be taken up in these lands if the community contributes their share in renovation and is also willing to maintain it afterwards. The State has also several water bodies in the form of reservoirs and lakes. While the water is primarily used for agriculture, it can also be used for the production of fish.

While the component of community ponds also has the same impact as that of the individual ponds, it differs in terms of the scale as well as financial support extended by the State.


Norms of the Scheme:

  • The minimum water area eligible for financial assistance shall be 0.5 hectares subject to a maximum of 2 hectares with a water depth of 1.5 meters to 2 meters deep. If the Community etc. wants to have a bigger pond, the cost for the area beyond 2 hectares has to be completely borne by the Community etc.
  • Financial assistance under the scheme will be:
  • Size (Ha.) Project Cost (Rs.) Subsidy 60% (Rs.) Community Contribution 40% (Rs.)
    0.5 2,50,288/- 1,50,173/- 1,00,115/-
    1.0 4,92,916/- 2,95,750/- 1,97,166/-
    1.5 7,35,874/- 4,41,524/- 2,94,350/-
    2.0 9,78,832/- 5,87,299/- 3,91,533/-

  • Target of fish production from a community pond is based @ of 2000 Kg/Ha annually which will take effect after 1 (one) year of stocking of fish seeds.
  • The applicants should furnish an undertaking to contribute 40% of the cost of the construction in terms of labour as his/her own contribution.
  • Capital and recurring cost of different categories / sizes of the ponds appended at Table 1 - 4 below:
  • Capital and recurring costs of community ponds of different categories ranging from 0.5 Ha to 2.0 Ha. water areas

    Size 0.5 hectare

    Table - 1

    S. No. Item Specification Value (Rs.)
    Capital costs
    Area of the pond 5000 sq.m. -
    Depth of the pond 1.5 m -
    Volume of the pond 7500 m3 -
    AC pipes 2 nos. -
    A Total capital expenditure (Govt. of India norms) 2,00,000/-
    Recurring annual expenditure
    Lime 500 kg @ Rs. 12/- per kg 500 x 12 6,000/-
    Raw cow dung 5000 kg @ Rs. 1/- per kg 5000 x 1 5,000/-
    Ammonium super phosphate 100 kg @ Rs. 8/- per kg 100 x 8 800/-
    Urea 100 kg @ Rs. 8/- per kg 100 x 8 800/-
    IMC & Exotic carps fingerlings @ Rs. 2/- each 5000 nos. 10,000/-
    Rice bran 250 kg @ Rs. 15/- per kg 250 x 15 3,750/-
    Oil cake 250 kg @ Rs. 20/- per kg 250 x 20 5,000/-
    Prophylactic measures against diseases L/S 4,000/-
    Fishing equipments L/S 10,330/-
    Labour 36 man days @ Rs. 128/- per day 36 x 128 4,608/-
    B Total recurring expenditure per annum 50,288/-
    C Total capital & recurring expenditure (A + B) 2,50,288/-
    Financing the scheme
    D Government assistance @ 60% 2,50,288 x 0.6 1,50,173/-
    E Community assistance @ 40% 2,50,288 x 0.4 1,00,115/-
    Total (D + E) 2,50,288/-

    Size 1.0 hectare

    Table - 2

    S. No. Item Specification Value (Rs.)
    Capital costs
    Area of the pond 10000 sq.m. -
    Depth of the pond 1.5 m -
    Volume of the pond 15000 m3 -
    AC pipes 4 nos. -
    A Total capital expenditure (Govt. of India norms) 4,00,000/-
    Recurring annual expenditure
    Lime 1000 kg @ Rs. 12/- per kg 1000 x 12 12,000/-
    Raw cow dung 10000 kg @ Rs. 1/- per kg 10000 x 1 10,000/-
    Ammonium super phosphate 200 kg @ Rs. 8/- per kg 200 x 8 1,600/-
    Urea 200 kg @ Rs. 8/- per kg 200 x 8 1,600/-
    IMC & Exotic carps fingerlings @ Rs. 2/- each 10000 nos. 20,000/-
    Rice bran 500 kg @ Rs. 15/- per kg 500 x 15 7,500/-
    Oil cake 500 kg @ Rs. 20/- per kg 500 x 20 10,000/-
    Prophylactic measures against diseases L/S 6,000/-
    Fishing equipments L/S 15,000/-
    Labour 72 man days @ Rs. 128/- per day 72 x 128 9,216/-
    B Total recurring expenditure per annum 92,916/-
    C Total capital & recurring expenditure (A + B) 4,92,916/-
    Financing the scheme
    D Government assistance @ 60% 4,92,916 x 0.6 2,95,750/-
    E Community assistance @ 40% 4,92,916 x 0.4 1,97,116/-
    Total (D + E) 4,92,916/-

    Size 1.5 hectare

    Table - 3

    S. No. Item Specification Value (Rs.)
    Capital costs
    Area of the pond 15000 sq.m. -
    Depth of the pond 1.5 m -
    Volume of the pond 22500 m3 -
    AC pipes 6 nos. -
    A Total capital expenditure (Govt. of India norms) 6,00,000/-
    Recurring annual expenditure
    Lime 1500 kg @ Rs. 12/- per kg 1500 x 12 18,000/-
    Raw cow dung 15000 kg @ Rs. 1/- per kg 15000 x 1 15,000/-
    Ammonium super phosphate 300 kg @ Rs. 8/- per kg 300 x 8 2,400/-
    Urea 300 kg @ Rs. 8/- per kg 300 x 8 2,400/-
    IMC & Exotic carps fingerlings @ Rs. 2/- each 15000 nos. 30,000/-
    Rice bran 750 kg @ Rs. 15/- per kg 750 x 15 11,250/-
    Oil cake 750 kg @ Rs. 20/- per kg 750 x 20 15,000/-
    Prophylactic measures against diseases L/S 8,000/-
    Fishing equipments L/S 20,000/-
    Labour 108 man days @ Rs. 128/- per day 108 x 128 13,824/-
    B Total recurring expenditure per annum 1,35,874/-
    C Total capital & recurring expenditure (A + B) 7,35,874/-
    Financing the scheme
    D Government assistance @ 60% 7,35,874 x 0.6 4,41,524/-
    E Community assistance @ 40% 7,35,874 x 0.4 2,94,350/-
    Total (D + E) 7,35,874/-

    Size 2.0 hectare

    Table - 4

    S. No. Item Specification Value (Rs.)
    Capital costs
    Area of the pond 20000 sq.m. -
    Depth of the pond 1.5 m -
    Volume of the pond 30000 m3 -
    AC pipes 8 nos. -
    A Total capital expenditure (Govt. of India norms) 8,00,000/-
    Recurring annual expenditure
    Lime 2000 kg @ Rs. 12/- per kg 2000 x 12 24,000/-
    Raw cow dung 20000 kg @ Rs. 1/- per kg 20000 x 1 20,000/-
    Ammonium super phosphate 300 kg @ Rs. 8/- per kg 400 x 8 3,200/-
    Urea 400 kg @ Rs. 8/- per kg 400 x 8 3,200/-
    IMC & Exotic carps fingerlings @ Rs. 2/- each 20000 nos. 40,000/-
    Rice bran 1000 kg @ Rs. 15/- per kg 1000 x 15 15,000/-
    Oil cake 1000 kg @ Rs. 20/- per kg 1000 x 20 20,000/-
    Prophylactic measures against diseases L/S 10,000/-
    Fishing equipments L/S 25,000/-
    Labour 144 man days @ Rs. 128/- per day 144 x 128 18,432/-
    B Total recurring expenditure per annum 1,78,832/-
    C Total capital & recurring expenditure (A + B) 9,78,832/-
    Financing the scheme
    D Government assistance @ 60% 9,78,832 x 0.6 5,87,299/-
    E Community assistance @ 40% 9,78,832 x 0.4 3,91,533/-
    Total (D + E) 9,78,832/-

    Implementation process:

  • Wide publicity for the scheme will be given in the local media, both print and electronic, for the benefit of all the eligible and Communities/Self Help Groups/Fish Farmer Cooperative Societies/Multi Purpose Co-operative Societies etc of the State. The Fish Farmers Co-operative Societies/Multi Purpose Co-operative Societies should submit the application through the Assistant Registrar of Co-operative Societies of the respective Districts.
  • The respective District Executive Officers/Superintendent of Fisheries. will then scrutinizes the applications, assess the validity of the ownership of the applicants, documents, etc. including the capacity of the applicants to make 40% own contribution in terms of labour, as also to undertake other required infrastructure.
  • Preliminary survey of the site will be carried out by the Technical Staff/Programme Managers of the Fish Farmer Development Agency, as the case may be, and they will submit reports on the feasibility/non-feasibility of each site, to the respective District Executive Officers.
  • The District Executive Officers will then place the list of probable beneficiaries in the District Aquaculture Mission Committee, headed by the Deputy Commissioners of the respective Districts.
  • The Member Secretary will convene the Committee after obtaining due approval from the Chairman of the District Aquaculture Mission Committee.
  • The District Aquaculture Mission Committee will then scrutinize, select and prepare a list of recommended applications and submit the same to the Chief Executive Officer, Fish Farmer Development Agency for according final approval.
  • The approved list of beneficiaries, in order of priority will then be sent to the District Executive Officers concerned with a copy to the Chairman, District Aquaculture Mission Committee.
  • Work order will be issued by the District Executive Officers to the Organisation immediately. Technical guidance on the mode of construction of pond, pre and post stocking management, fish disease control, etc., is to be imparted on the field itself by the implementing officials.
  • Initially, the Organisations/beneficiaries will have to start the work with their own contribution of 40%.
  • After due verification by the District Executive Officers/Executive Officers/Programme Managers that the initial work taken up by the Organisations/Beneficiaries commensurates with their own contribution (40%), the District Executive Officers/Superintendent of Fisheries will release the first installment of 50% from the subsidy component allocated for capital cost to the Organisations/Beneficiaries concerned.
  • After due verification by the District Executive Officers/Executive Officers/Programme Managers that the 1st first installment of 50% (subsidy) released has been satisfactorily utlised for implementation of the scheme, the remaining amount i.e. 2nd installment of 50% of the capital cost will be released by District Executive Officers/Superintendent of Fisheries to the concerned Organisations/beneficiaries for completion of the scheme.
  • The 3rd installment meant for inputs will be released upon completion of construction of the fish ponds which will be in 2 (two) parts viz., (a) for inputs like fish seed, fish feed, prophylactic measures will be provided by the Department on quotations basis from the authorized dealers, suppliers, etc., and (b) inputs like Raw cow dung, lime, superphosphate, urea, labour cost for periodical netting will be paid directly to the Organisation beneficiaries upon production of the necessary bills, vouchers, etc.
  • Prior to the release of subsidy, beneficiaries/Organisations, etc will execute an undertaking indicating the tentative date(s) of harvesting of fish from their ponds with advance information to the Department.
  • Monthly reports, right from the stage of implementation to the completion of the project are to be furnished by the District Executive Officers etc to the Chief Executive Officer Fish Farmer Development Agency, Shillong.
  • Authentic Statistical data on fish production indicating the date of harvest, quantity harvested, varieties of fish, growth rate, mode of marketing, etc., from each community pond assisted, accompanied with photographs, videos are to be properly recorded by all the Superintendent of Fisheries-cum-District Executive Officers.

  • Processs Chart of implementation in respect of Area Expansion through community water bodies

    Wide Publicity through Local media

    Scrutiny of applications, documents etc by District Executive Officers

    Survey/ Enquiry of the sites by the Technical staff etc of the Department

    Convening of the District Aquaculture Mission Committee

    Recommendation of the feasible projects by the District Aquaculture Mission Committee

    Final approval by the Chief Executive Officer, Fish Farmer Development

    Issuance of work order by the District Executive Officers

    Commencement of work by the Organisation/ Beneficiaries with own contribution of 40%

    Release of 1st installment i.e 50% of the capital cost from the subsidy component after verification that the own contribution of 40% commensurate with the quantum of work done by the Organisations/Beneficiaries

    Release of 2nd installment i.e 50% of the capital cost from the subsidy component after verification that the 1st installment has been satisfactorily implemented by the Organisations/Beneficiaries

    Release of 3rd installment meant for inputs will be in two parts Viz.(a) Fish seed, Fish Feed, Prophylactic measures will be provided by the Department and (2) raw cowdung, lime, Super phosphate, urea, labour cost, will be paid to the organisations/Beneficiaries on production of cash memos/bills

    Completion of the construction of the community ponds, stocking of fish seeds etc. including other infrastructure

    Fish production to commence 1 (one) year after, taking the date of stocking of fish seeds as the base year for assessing fish production


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