In view of the need for diversification of the defunct shrimp hatcheries, the scheme has been demised production of fin fish seed for completing the demand. Under this scheme West Bengal Govt. will provide assistance for construction of new finfish hatcheries and for modification of the defunct shrimp hatcheries for finfish seed production.
- Individuals/Organizations with the ownership of shrimp/scampi hatcheries located in coastal areas where the water resource is suitable for marine finfish seed production and clear title of land where the hatchery is situated.
- Commitment of entrepreneur to bear 80% of the cost towards diversification.
- Prospective entrepreneur should have received training, preferably in finfish hatchery operations.
Assistance up to 20% of the cost of diversification viz. development of shrimp hatchery includes repair/ renovation/modification of the existing structures, additional tanks/facilities for live feed culture, larval rearing , as a back-ended subsidy.
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