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4,800 applications received under Integrated Fisheries Development Scheme scheme: Collector

4,800 applications received under Integrated Fisheries Development Scheme scheme: Collector
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The Integrated Fisheries Development Scheme IFDS, which the State government had introduced by investing Rs 1,000 crores for the economic development...

Peddapalli: The Integrated Fisheries Development Scheme (IFDS), which the State government had introduced by investing Rs 1,000 crores for the economic development of fishermen, is being implemented transparently in Peddapalli district, said District Collector Devasena.

She participated in a meeting organised by district-level committee for approval of beneficiaries’ list under IFDS, at Arya Vysya Bhavan here on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, Collector Devasena said the State government has been introducing several welfare schemes for strengthening the village economical system and to bring the lost glory to the castes works (Kula Vruthullu) in the State.

Speaking about IFDS, she said that about 3,700 units were allotted to the district. Nearly 4,800 applications were received for the scheme and the list will be prepared as per the guidelines of the State government.

There are 159 fishermen societies present in the district and the society, which has on outlet with minimum 99 members and 40 luggage autos will be allotted with 75 per cent of subsidy and for those societies with more than 100 members, one truck will be allotted. The government is taking steps for sanctioning two-wheelers for each fisherman, who has membership in the fishermen society.

About 1,800 mopeds will be allotted to eligible beneficiaries in the district along with sanctioning various units such as fish pond units, aquaculture units, equipment required for catching fish, fish seeds, fish processing units etc. The beneficiaries will be selected through lottery system, the Collector explained.

The district administration must strive hard and should take necessary steps for allotting two-wheelers for fisherwomen by coordinating with bank officials.

District Joint Collector Vanaja Devi, district in-charge DRDO Prem Kumar, district fisheries department officer Mallesham, district animal husbandry officer Rajanna and representatives of several fishermen societies were present.

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