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ANNEXURE
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 67
ANSWERED ON:  24.02.2015
FISH PRODUCTION
NITYANAND RAI
Will the Minister of



AGRICULTURE be pleased to state:-




(a) the details of the quantum of fish production in the country during the last two years and current year, State-wise;

(b) the details of the various schemes implemented by the Government to increase the fish production in various States of the country including Bihar;

(c) whether the Government proposes to announce Samastipur region of Bihar as a model place for fish production since there is an Agricultural University in the region having infrastructure viz. adequate land area and ponds for fish production and research; and

(d) if so, various steps taken by the Govern- ment to promote the fish production in the country?’


ANSWER


THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR AGRICULTURE (DR.SANJEEV KUMAR BALYAN)

(a) The details of fish production in the country during the last two years and current year, state-wise, is at Annexure.

(b) The details of the various schemes implemented by the Government to increase the fish production in various States of the country including Bihar is as under:

(i). National Scheme of Welfare of Fishermen (ii). Development of Marine Fisheries, Infrastructure and Post Harvest Operations (iii). Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture. (iv). National Fisheries Development Board. (v). Strengthening of Database and Geogra- phical Information System for the Fisheries Sector.

(c) No Madam, there is no such proposal.

(d) For promotion of fish production in the country, apart from implementation of the schemes stated at para (b) above, guidelines for Fishing Operations in Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) have been simplified and National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases is being implemented.

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