The Biofloc technology is an intensive aquaculture system, in which Biofloc or bacterial floc is introduced into reinforced Geomembrane lined aquaculture ponds, which convert the waste eliminated by aquatic creatures into edible mass. This edible mass is rich in protein (50 to 65 % on dry matter basis), vitamins, and micronutrients and also has probiotic effect. It improves the immune system of the aquatic animal. Usually in the traditional system, feed requirement is approx. 1.5 Kg per Kg of biomass. In Biofloc system due to recycling process of metabolic waste, there is 30 % saving of feed. In traditional aquaculture systems, water exchange is required frequently, resulting in wastage of water and larger expenses. Biofloc significantly reduces the need to exchange water. Probiotic organisms like Bacillus, yeast etc. can be added to the pond water and feed to improve the immune system of the cultured animal. Bacillus licheniformis is able to inhibit the growth of pathogenic Vibrio species.

Improved Bio security

Improved feed conversion

Improved water use efficiency

Increased land use efficiency

Improved water quality control

Reduced sensitivity to weather changes

National Fisheries Development Board has many Schemes assisting Various Farming Technologies under Innovative Farming. Bio Floc may be considered under Innovative Farming. Yet a Scheme solely for Bio Floc is being made and will be available for all the Farmers/ Entrepreneurs soon.

NFDB suggest all the fish farmers/Entrepreneur to undergo training courses which is from a recognized farm/institute/organization by govt. of India or NFDB. A certified course with hands on training is more reliable.

As desired the Fish seed source in Telangana are furnished below Sri Ramulu, Jalapushpa Fish Seed Hatching Co., Hasnabad, Jagitial, Telangana 505455, Contact: 9440066769, 6294867436, Email: chethi.sriramulu@gmail.com

Arun, Kodada, Contact: 975197219

Suggested to download the TOT calender 2019- 20 and fill- up the TOT application form forward through state fisheries department, and then consider your name in TOT programme.

As per the CSS BR guidelines Cage culture activity shall only be taken up in the Reservoirs or other Open water bodies notified/ permitted by the Department of Fisheries (DOF) of the concerned state. Inland Cage Culture Cost is limited to Rs. 3.00 lakh (it includes cage installation cost and onetime input assistance, Inputs include Seed Cost, Feed Cost, Supplements & transportation charges etc)

Pattern of Assistance of CSS BR schemes: (for Other States) • General Category: 40% of the eligible project cost (Central share: State Share) (24:16). • SC/ST/Women: 60% of eligible project cost (Central share: State Share) (36:24)

Pattern of Assistance of CSS BR schemes: (for North East & Hilly States) • General Category: 40% of the eligible project cost (Central share: State Share) (36:4). • SC/ST/Women: 60% of eligible project cost (Central share: State Share) (54:6)

Pattern of Assistance of CSS BR schemes: (for UT’s) • General Category: 40% of the eligible project cost (Central share: State Share) (40:0). • SC/ST/Women: 60% of eligible project cost (Central share: State Share) (60:0)

As per the CSS BR Guideline, you are eligible for applying for 4 batteries of 6 cages each (24 cage units). • One Cage unit specification of 6m*4m*4m (GI/ Modular/ HDPE cages). • As per the CSS BR Guideline, each beneficiary is eligible for applying for 4 batteries of 6 cages each (24 cage units). • Species permitted by the DoF of concerned state shall only rear in cages. • Cage culture activity is permitted in only in Medium & Large reservoirs of above 1000 Ha Water Spread Area (WSA) and shall be installed in the reservoir area of minimum water depth of above 10m at any point of time. • The project proposal should be routed through the DoF of the concerned state with complete DPR (Detailed Project Report) and necessary permissions/ clearances and prerequiiste documents to avail the financial assistance

Please refer to NFDB Guidelines NFDB and refer to the Clause No. (3) and Sub Clause No.(3.4) under Page No.(21) of the “Revised Guidelines CSS on Blue Revolution Integrated Development & Management of Fisheries - April 2019” and prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) as per the terms and conditions of the scheme indicated in the guideline.

The scheme is implemented through the state governments. The details of the scheme are available on the website NFDB Website. To avail financial assistance under BR Scheme, you are requested to submit proposal through state fisheries department as per the provisions of the scheme.

1. Subsidy component is covered under the existing guidelines of “Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) on Blue Revolution (BR): Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries”.

2. Loan component is covered under the “Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF)”

3. Kindly requested to refer to the “Revised Guidelines CSS on Blue Revolution Integrated Development & Management of Fisheries–April, 2019”and guidelines on “Fisheries & Aquaculture InfrastructureDevelopment Fund (FIDF)” by going through the NFDB Web link NFDB Website respectively for further details about the Subsidy and Loan schemes.

Kindly requested to refer to the “Revised Guidelines CSS on Blue Revolution Integrated Development & Management of Fisheries–April, 2019” by going through the NFDB Web link NFDB Website

1. Pattern of Assistance of Beneficiary Oriented Projects Funded by DADF, Govt. of India: (for Other States) a)General Category: 40% of the eligible project cost (Central share: State Share) (24:16)& Benficiary Share 60%. b)SC/ST/Women: 60% of eligible project cost (Central share: State Share) (36:24) & Benficiary Share 40%

2. Pattern of Assistance of Beneficiary Oriented Projects Funded by DADF, Govt. of India: (for North East & Hilly States) a)General Category: 40% of the eligible project cost (Central share: State Share) (36:4) & Benficiary Share 60%. b)SC/ST/Women: 60% of eligible project cost (Central share: State Share) (54:6) & Benficiary Share 40%

3. Pattern of Assistance of Beneficiary Oriented Projects Funded by DADF, Govt. of India: (for UT’s) a)General Category: 40% of the eligible project cost (Central share: State Share) (40:0) & Benficiary Share 60%. b)SC/ST/Women: 60% of eligible project cost (Central share: State Share) (60:0) & Benficiary Share 40%

The State/beneficiary may submit the proposal for RAS either under CSS-BR Scheme for Low Cost Re-Circulatory Aquaculture System with the State share (approved by SLAMC) and avail central assistance as per existing BR Guidelines and funding pattern wherein the central share will be calculated on the project cost of Rs.7,00,000/- only or the applicant can directly submit the duly filled-in application as per prescribed format to Prof. Bright Singh, NCAAH-CUSAT which will be taken up under NFDB-direct project. In case, the application for RAS is directly submitted to NCAAH-CUSAT, NFDB will provide only Central share and the subsidy released from NFDB will be routed through NCAAH-CUSAT. In such case, the beneficiary shall also bear the State share over and above the beneficiarys share and furnish an undertaking to that effect. It is also clarified that, in any case, the unit cost will be restricted to a maximum of Rs.7.0 lakh per unit.