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Government Of Assam South Salmara-Mankachar District

Fishery Development

  • Brief Overview of Fishery Department

        The present office of Sub Divisional Fishery Development Officer, South Salmara was established in the year 1983. It is running in a rented house located in Kharuabandha, at a distance of 1 Km from the District Headquarter. It is a fully fledged establishment controlled by District Fishery Development Officer, Dhubri. All the financial activities except salary are handled by the District Fishery Development Officer, Dhubri.
        Fishery Department is one of the very important and major departments in Assam. It plays a very important role to grow economy of the state. Now a day’s culture of fishes and fisheries activities is more popular among the farmers of the state. Also fishery is more profitable than any other farming.
        Fishery Department plays a key role in the increase of fisheries production as well as optimum utilization of the water resources. To aware the people about new technologies and about their benefits the Department organizes several training/ awareness programmes for the welfare of fish farmers. Moreover the Departmental officer implements various schemes which are allotted by the State and Central Govt. from time to time to provide extension services to the fish farmers, fishermen and fishery entrepreneurs. Fishery Department also takes initiative to implement the Fisheries Act& Rules and also aware the people to protect the fish during Ban period.

    Details of Water Resources in the District:

    Sl No Name of Water Resource NO.s Water Area (In Hactor)
    1 Ponds and Tanks 7826 1756.4
    2 Community Tank 10 10
    3 Beel Fisheries 21 403.06
    4 River Fisheries 4 5020.85
    5 Swamps/ Low Lying Area - 258
    6 Paddy Fields and Canals - 2771
    7 Others - 88
        TOTAL 10,307.31

    Details of Ongoing Schemes in South Salmara Mankachar District:
    1.    RIDF (Rural Infrastructure Development Fund): Ghore Ghore Pukhuri Ghore Ghore Maas.
    2.    Blue Revolution (Construction of large Feed Mill).
    3.    APART (Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project)
    4.    PMMSY (Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana)
    5.    KCC (Kishan Credit Card)

    Position of Staff:

    Sl No Name of Post Total Cadre Strength Man in Position Vacancy
    1 Sub Divisional Fishery Development Officer 1 Nil 1
    2 Fishery Development Officer 2 2 Nil
    3 Sr. Assistant 1 Nil 1
    4 Jr. Assistant 2 1 1
    5 Fishery Demonstrator 2 2 Nil
    6 Field Assistant 1 1 Nil
    7 Grade IV 1 Nil 1