Bargarh is a potential district for water resource development, situated in the left bank of Jira river and surrounded by Hirakud Reservoir on one side. There is enough scope in this district to exploit the fisheries resources and to increase productivity of fish through intensive pisciculture.The Department 0f Fisheries and the Fish Farmers Development Agency is headed at district level by District Fisheries Officer and at Block level by Assistant Fisheries Officer.This district has one Fish seed hatchery located at Pipalmunda, 12kms from Bargarh Town. Fisheries department is producing more then 300 lakhs Spawn and 40 lakhs Fry / fingerlings from the farm to meet the demand of fish seed of pisciculturists. There are two other Fish seed Farm, one at Barpali and other at Padmapur, producing Fry and fingerlings to cater to the needs of the Fish farmer. In the private sector also there are 6 aquaculture units producing Fry / fingerlings for the Fish farmers. There are six Co- Operative societies working in the district, having 1114 no. of fishermen, engaged in 6 nos. of MIP/Reservoir with a water area of 5749 Hac.For development of culture and capture fisheries as well as marketing and welfare of Fishermen population, various schemes are being implemented by this department, some of which are –
FFDA (Fish Farmers Development Agency)
This scheme provides expansion of water resources in G.P.,private and private individuals owned water resources suitable for pisciculture through Excavation of new tank / renovation of old tank and Input assistance. Formulate bankable project reports for financial assistance/ Own source development and also provides training to fish farmers on intensive culture. Unit cost of the project for Excavation of new tank of 1 Hac. is 3.5 Lakh. FFDA scheme provides subsidy @ 50% to SC&ST and 45% to others through Normal and Top up subsidy. Integrated Pisciculture / Fish seed rearing / Fresh water Prawn culture / Establishment of Fish seed Hatchery are also components of this scheme.
NMPS (National Mission for Protein Suplements)
It is a sub component of RKVY scheme implemented for INTENSIVE Aquaculture in Ponds and Tanks to achieve 5 ton fish/Hac of water area. Unit cost of the project is 4 Lakh/Hac. of water area with 50% subsidy .
NFDB (National Fisheries Development Board)
Provides expansion of water area for pisciculture through Excavation of Tank and provides subsidy @ 50% to SC&ST and 45% to others.Unit cost of the project is 3.5 Lakh/Hac. of water area for Excavation of New tank.
< Provides Training to Fish farmers for skill up gradation.
< Provides Exposure visit of Fish farmers/ Officers. MUY (Matshyajibi Unnayana Yojana) A comprehensive welfare package for the Fisherman of Odisha. A number of programme and welfare schemes(14 Nos.) are in operation for Inland and Marine sector for social upliptment of Fishermen. 1. Assistance for Fish Marketing Infrastructure for Fisherman – Aims at business upgradation of the Fishermen engaged in fish marketing. Individual fisherman will be assisted to purchase Cycle with ice box / Motorcycle with ice box through bank finance or Own source. Cycle with ice box- Project cost – Rs. 5000/- subsidy 2000/- Motorcycle with ice box- Project cost – Rs. 35000/- subsidy 7500/- 2.Assistance for Net&Boat for inland Fishermen- Unit Cost of the project- Rs. 40000/- subsidy – 20000/- 3.House sites for Fishermen under VASUNDHARA scheme. Provides homestead land of 0.04dec. to landless Fishermen. 4. Mo Kudia scheme for Fisherman- Poor Fishermen not coming under BPL category but are otherwise genuine poor are to be selected in consultation with local PRI members. 5. Netrajyoti scheme for Fishermen- Provides financial assistance to BPL Fisherman for Opthalmic complaints. Assistance of Rs 5000/- will be provided to the selected Fishermen. 6.Award of Scholarship to Meritorious children of Fisherman Community. Incentive to children of fishermen community- cash award to pass out HSC exam. Student for higher education after admission in to the course. 70% and above in HSC Exam. – Rs. 7500/- Above 60%and below 70% – Rs. 5000/- Above 50% and below 60% – Rs. 3000/- 7. Financial assistance to Fisher Women SHGs- The fisher women SHGs involved in fish marketing / pisciculture will be provided additional fund of Rs. 5000/-(In addition to the funds provided by W&CD Deptt.) to carry out the pisciculture activity. 8. Financial assistance to Fishermen for Fatal disease- BPL Fishermen facing serious disease like Heart problem, Kidney malfunctioning, Brain tumor, Cancer, Paralysis ,Mental disorder etc. are included as the beneficiaries of “Financial Assistance for Fatal Disease’ under MUY and financial assistance is given to the affected Fishermen through Odisha State Treatment Fund (OSTF). Matshyajibi Basagruha Yojana- Assistance to Fishermen for dwelling houses is given under the scheme. A sum of Rs. 75,000/- is given by the Odisha Govt. & Rs. 15000/- shall be borne by the beneficiary. Training- Following types of trainings are being given to fish farmers for skill upgradation. 1. Fingerling growers training 2. Pre stocking training 3. Intensive pisciculture training 4. Self employment training etc. MGNREGS- Under this scheme a multipurpose farm pond of 0.50 Ac. Is being excavated in the private land of BPL/SF/MF fish farmer with a estimated cost of Rs. 1,99,500/- (in hard soil) Priorities and Objectives > To increase fish production to 5 MT/Ha. by adopting Intensive pisciculture.
> Promotion of stocking of Yearling /Fingerling in farmers pond.
> Integrated Fish farming with dairy /poultry /duckery /horticulture.
> Fresh water prawn (scampi) farming.
> Promotion for production of “ Jayanti Rohu”, a improved variety of fish for better productivity.
> Heavy stocking, proper feeding and multiple harvesting .
> Establishment of “ Aqua shop “ at least one in every block.
> Establishment of Water & soil testing Laboratory at District and Block level.
> Establishment of one Ice plant & Modern fish market at dist. Hqs.
> Exposure visit of Pisciculturists outside the state.
> Expansion of our Fish seed Hatcheries at Pipalmunda to produce 80 Lakhs Fry/Fingerlings.
> Establishment of a new Hatchery at Barpali Fish seed Farm.
> Construction of Captive nursery near all GP katas of 10 Ha. and above.
> Promulgation of long term lease of GP tanks.
.FORESTRY:IMPORTANCE, MANAGEMENT, RIGHTS AND CONCESSIONS
NAME & SITUATION
Bargarh Forest Division was created on 1.10.2003 after re-organisation of Forest Department by taking portions of erstwhile Sambalpur and Khariar Forest Divisions. The erstwhile Sambalpur Forest Division, for which the outgoing Working Plan was prepared, was re-organised into three Forest Divisions, namely Sambalpur South, Sambalpur North & Bargarh Forest Divisions with effect from 01.10.2003 vide Govt. Resolution No.13228 / F&E Dated 08.08.2003.The previous working plans were prepared separately for Sambalpur as well as Khariar Divisions under which the Divisionswere being managed. The previous working plans were prepared for portions of Bargarh Division taken from erstwhile Sambalpur Division by Sri P.K.Sethi for the period 2007-08 to 2016-17. Similarly working plan for Khariar Forest Division was prepared by Sri K.C.Dalei for the period 2008-09 to 2017-18. Thus till now the forests are being managed under 2 different working plans prepared for their parent divisions. It is for the first time that a unified working plan is being prepared for Bargarh Forest Division which will commence from 2017-18.Bargarh Division lies on the western most corner of Odisha between 20 degree 43’ to 21 degree 41’ North latitude and 82 degree 39’ to 83 degree 58’ East longitude.Bargarh Forest Division includes three units viz.Rajborasambar , Ambabhona and Lakhanpur. The Division is surrounded by Chhatisgarh State and the District of Jharsuguda on the north, Sambalpur on the east, Balangir and Sonepur on the south and Nuapada on the west.The headquarters of the division is located at Bargarh. The division comprises 6 Ranges. They are Bargarh, Bhatli, Ghess, Padampur,Paikmal and Nursingnath