Prime Minister's Package



The department of fisheries has successfully undertaken the propagation of fish culture in private sector to create employment avenues for educated unemployed youth of the state especially in rural areas under Honíble Prime Ministerís package introduced in 2004-05. Under this scheme, the department has to establish 410 fish farming units in private sector for unemployed youth and the scheme was estimated to cost 492.00 lacs for which the funding pattern was 75:25 between Center and State. Against the target of 410, the department established 481 ponds and the fish farmers were provided seed, feed, equipment and training. The scheme has given encouraging results and there is a great response from the public especially the youth for taking up fish culture as a viable source of income. This has also given a boost to the fisheries sector.


 S.No.  Name of the District  No. of Ponds under PM's Package
 
 1.  Srinagar   22
 2.  Budgam   25
 3.  Anantnag   22
 4.  Kupwara   37
 5.  Pulwama   33
 6.  Baramulla   31
 7.  Gandherbal   22
 8.  Shopian   00
 9.  Bandipore   22
 10.  Kulgam   17
 11.  Leh   10
 12.  Kargil   10
 13.  Jammu   61
 14.  Kathua   42
 15.  Udhampur   24
 16.  Reasi   08
 17.  Poonch   22
 18.  Rajouri   28
 19.  Doda   10
 20.  Kishtwar   12
 21.  Ramban   09
 22.  Samba   14
 
   Total 481