Fisheries at a Glance
 
 

Fisheries Resources

Targets and Achievements

The State of Haryana, which was carved out of most backward region of erstwhile Punjab in 1966, has now earn a reputation of being one of the most prosperous State in the country. The State has good water resources in the shape of rivers, canals, drains, natural and man made lakes / reservoirs / micro-water sheds and village ponds to enable promotion of fisheries. Fish culture in Haryana is little difficult due to non availability of fishermen community and mostly vegetarian population. In the year 1966-67, only 58 hectare pond water area was under fish culture by stocking of 1.5 lakh fish seed and total annual fish production was only 600 tonne, that has been increased by covering @@@ hectare area under fish culture by stocking @@@ lakh fish seed raising 121000 tonne of fish during the year 2015-16. It is proposed to stock 7600 lakh fish seed to produce 142800 tonne fish during the year 2016-17 by covering 19000 hectare water area. It is envisaged to provide technical and financial assistance to 30000 families in fisheries sector. It is also targeted to provide benefit to 1000 Scheduled Caste Families under 20-Point Programme during the year 2016-17. Haryana ranks 2nd in country in per hectare fish production.

Highlights
1.
Haryana being agrarian State, is a major producer of the fisheries through aquaculture.
2.
Haryana Rank Second in the country in Fish Productivity per hect, per year.
3.
To utlize the saline water resources in Haryana, a project of culture of prawan in saline water and Fish culutre in water logged area in Haryana amounting to Rs.895.00 lakhs has been sanctioned by SLSC Haryana, under RKVY.
4.
Fish farmers will be provided 50% subsidy for the development of saline affected areas under RKVY Scheme for the culture of White Shrimp L.vannamei.
5.
The lease period of village ponds has been extended from five to eight years.
6.
Average fish productivity in Haryana has increased 7000 kg./ hect/year. Haryana ranks 2nd in the country in per hectare fish production.
7.
For the conservation of declining Labeo calbasu, IMC and Mahaseer fish species from natural water bodies, Department has stocked 1.15 lakh fish seed in the Dadupur Headworks of Western Yamuna Canal in Distt. Yamunanagar.
8.
1053.00 lakh quality fish seed has been produced during the year 2015-16 and supplied to fish farmers.
9.
During the year 2015-16, Training sub Center at Jyotisar has been established to provide training, technical knowhow and to upgrade skill in the fisheries sector for fish farmers and unemployed youths.
10.
Subsidy amounting Rs.182.66 lakh was disbursed amoung the scheduled caste fish farmers under special scheme in the state during the year 2015-2016.

 

Fisheries Resources:

The main sources of fisheries development in the State are given as under:

Sr. No.

Item

Unit

Area

1.

Village Ponds:
      i) Perennial
      ii) Seasonal
      


Hect.
Hect.


14000
2500

2.

Reservoirs / Lakes

Hect.

900

3.

Water Harvesting Dams

Hect.

1000

4.

Water Logged Area

Hect.

2000

5.

Saline Soil

Hect.

20000

6.

Rivers and its tributaries

Km.

5000

7.

Canals

Km.

22000

8.

Drains

km.

2000

9. Govt. Fish Seed Farms No. 15
10. Private Fish Hatcheries No. 16
11. Fish Seed Raring Units No. 68
12. Fish Farmers Development Agencies No. 18
13. Research & Training Institutes No. 1
14. Training Subcentre, Jyotisar No. 1
15. Fish Markets No. 3
16. Field Offices No. 114

Targets and Achievements:

 
# Items Unit Achievements Target
-
1966-67
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1.

Area Coverage

Hectare

58

17016.49
-
19000

2.

Seed Stocked

Lakh

1.5

6042.06
-
7600

3.

Govt. Fish Seed Farms

No.

3

15
-
15

4.

Private Fish Seed Hatcheries

No.

-

14
-
16

5.

Fish Production

Tonne

600

111203.10
121000
142800

6.

Fish Productivity

KG/ Ha./Year

-

-
7000
7200

7.

Fish Farmers

No.

-

-
-
30000

8.

SC Families Benefited

No.

-

619
1110
100

9.

Training to Fish Farmers

No.

-

861
2259
3167

10.

Plan Expenditure

(Rs. Lakh )

3.15

585.49
1378
1765
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