Integrated Fisheries Development Scheme (IFDS):

    National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), New Delhi has sanctioned Financial Assistance to Telangana State Fishermen Cooperative Societies Federation Ltd (TSFCOF), Hyderabad in 2017-18 for development of Fisheries Sector in Telangana State with an outlay of Rs.1000.00 crores for the benefit of members of the Primary Fishermen Cooperative Societies (PFCSs), Fisherwomen co-operative Societies, Fishermen Marketing Societies, District Fishermen Co-operative Societies and TSFCOF in all 31 districts of Telangana State for implementation in two years.

    The following are the main objectives with which IFD scheme shall be implemented:

    • Year-round fishing activity & supply of local fish in Telangana throughout the year.

    • Saturation approach in fish rearing in water bodies - Minor, Medium & Major Reservoirs.

    • Diversification of fish rearing activity by introducing cage culture, pond culture & prawn culture etc.

    • Every practicing Fisherman should enjoy improved livelihood & enhanced incomes.

    • Sustainability of Fisheries sector through increasing production and productivity by providing backward and forward linkages and achieving self- sufficiency in production of fish seed

    Institutional arrangements

    Matrix of IFDS Components and eligible category of beneficiary