PLAN SCHEMES

 

SUBSIDY FOR SUITABLE COMPONENTS OF FISHING GEAR

The Scheme envisages assisting the traditional fishermen for the purchase of fishing gear to be used in their country crafts. 6099 fishermen have received direct benefit of this scheme so far.

Subsidy Amount - Limited to 50% of the cost of gear or Rs.6000/- whichever is less.

Norms for assistance -

(i) Only fishermen who own craft fitted with the Out Board Motors below 10 HP  are eligible for this subsidy.

(ii) The assistance will be given only once to a fisherman.

At present the assistance is being given only once to a fisherman, but if  there are inadequate applications, the assistance may be extended to fishermen who have not availed the subsidy during a period of previous three years.

Year wise Physical & Financial Achievements of

Suitable components for Fishing Gear subsidy Scheme

Year

No. of beneficiary groups assisted

Subsidy released in Rs. Lakhs

1996-97

83

5.00

1997-98

165

10.00

1998-99

0

0.00

1999-2000

334

20.00

2000-2001

255

15.00

2001-02

250

15.00

2002-03

116

7.00

2003-04

 

0.00

2004-05

70

4.25

2005-06

50

3.00

2006-07

 

0.00

2007-08

167

10.00

2008-09

333

20.00

2009-10

650

40.00

2010-2011

667

40.00

2011-12

667

40.00

2012-13

833

50.00

2013-14

833

50.00

2014-15

333

20.00

2015-16

491

29.46

TOTAL

6099

378.71

MODERNISATION / MOTORISATION OF COUNTRY CRAFTS (Centrally sponsored scheme on development of marine fisheries)

The scheme, being implemented since 1988-89, with equal share of Govt. of India & State Govt., provides subsidy for kerosene driven Out Board Motors of  below  10 HP . Initial focus of this scheme was to encourage the motorization of the existing non-motorised traditional country crafts to improve the earnings of fishermen by facilitating them to reach farther off fishing grounds  and return to the shore with their catch at the earliest . The focus was later shifted to the replacement of  Out Board Motors.

Subsidy Amount-  Rs.10,000/ per unit (till 2006-07)  Rs 30000/-per unit (from 2007-08 onwards). 

Norms for Assistance

(a) Subsidy is made available to only existing units and those constructed for replacement of existing units.

(b) Subsidy amount is Rs.30,000/- since 2007-08  per  Out Board Motor (OBM ) below  10 HP.

 The entire amount allotted by Government of Kerala has been utilised for motorizing 8502 crafts by releasing subsidy to 8502 fishermen groups. 

The year wise utilization details given below

Year

No. of crafts motorized

Subsidy released Rs. in lakhs

1988-89

581

16.875

1989-90

 

57.623

1990-91

765

45.000

1991-92

451

30.000

1992-93

649

25.000

1993-94

626

60.000

1994-95

  93

50.000

1995-96

947

50.000

1996-97

640

50.000

1997-98

161

60.000

1998-99

600

20.000

1999-00

191

20.000

2000-01

200

20.000

2001-02

200

30.000

2002-03

300

14.000

2003-04

154

0.000

2004-05

42

4.250

2005-06

50

5.000

2006-07

0

0.000

2007-08

50

5.000

2008-09

300

30.00

2009-10

150

15.00

2010-11

70

7.00

2011-12

400

40.00

2012-13

400

40.00

2013-14

174

17.4

2014-15

226

22.6

2015-16

82

8.20

TOTAL

8502

742.949

Bankable scheme subsidy

The scheme is being implemented by Matsyafed since 1988-89 for passing on subsidy to traditional fishermen who have availed bank loan for purchase of fishing inputs. The subsidy amount of 25% of bank loan  is released by Matsyafed directly to banks.

The entire amount received from Government of Kerala for the implementation of the Bankable Scheme Subsidy  has been utilised for providing subsidy to bankson loans availed by 2211 fishermen groups.

Year wise Physical & Financial Achievements of

Bankable Scheme

Year

No. of beneficiary Groups assisted

Subsidy released Rs. in Lakhs

1988-89

3

10.00

1990-91

2

0.00

1991-92

3

10.00

1992-93

3

0.00

1993-94

5

5.00

1994-95

1

5.00

1995-96

15

10.00

1996-97

78

20.00

1997-98

140

20.00

1998-99

132

20.00

1999-2000

107

14.00

2000-2001

78

10.00

2001-02

32

7.50

2002-03

8

2.80

2003-04

12

4.00

2004-05

49

0.00

2005-06

0

0.00

2006-07

40

5.00

2007-08

50

5.00

2008-09

28

25.00

2009-10

55

30.00

2010-2011

268

30.00

2011-12

251

50.00

2012-13

276

50.00

2013-14

255

50.00

2014-15

248

50.00

2015-16

72

20.26

TOTAL

2211

403.56