DATA BANK
Nationwide Survey on Database Fisheries Cooperatives:

Fishery in India is an important part of our economy. There are over 21 thousand functional primary fisheries cooperative societies having a membership of around 33 lakh fishers in the country, who are socially, economically and educationally backward. They need skill up-gradation to enable themselves to use at least medium technology in the field of fisheries and also need education for their managers/members of fishermen cooperatives to run their societies smoothly in a viable way. Therefore, there is an immense scope and need to help them by giving them identification in the mainstream of social strata. In many states there is no exact census of fishers. It has been observed that there are many unidentified and unorganized fishers in the country who are deprived of the benefits of various schemes sanctioned by the Government of India as well as the State Governments. Our objective is to organize them.
 

The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Department of Fisheries, Government of India had assigned a task to collect the data of primary fisheries cooperatives alongwith the details of their status, membership and facilities available with these cooperatives. FISHCOPFED took the challenge and completed nationwide survey of primary fisheries cooperatives. The computerized data report has also been prepared. FISHCOPFED has also prepared database for all functional fishery cooperatives. Details are as under: 

 

Structure of the Fisheries Co-operative Sector

In order to develop a comprehensive database of primary fisheries cooperative societies in the country, FISHCOPFED has undertaken a primary survey of 21,741 primary cooperative societies across 26 states and 4 union territories across India. This report presents an analytical status of primary fisheries cooperative societies in the country aswell as state specific reports for 26 states and 4 union territories across India. Table 1 below presents, state-wise breakup of PFCS’s covered under the survey.
 

FISHERY CO-OPERATIVES IN INDIA

Name of the State / UT   Number of Societies (level)   No. of members  
State Level   Regional Level   District Level   Primary Level  
Andhra Pradesh   1   13 2,347 260579
Arunachal Pradesh            11 230
Assam   1 2 520 90,000
Bihar   1       510 410,007
Chhattisgarh   1 5 765 26,154
Goa            20 1,503
Gujarat   1 3 263 26,045
Haryana            116 1276
Himachal Pradesh   45 5,837
Jammu Kashmir            1 18
Jharkhand   1 1 384 22,853
Karnataka   1    2 566 204,689
Kerala   1 651 460,486
M.P.   1    1 2,290 85,731
Maharashtra   1 2 36 3,315 332,636
Manipur   1    3 485 14,258
Meghalaya   18 611
Mizoram   1     47 1,656
Nagaland            267 9,234
Odisha   1 5   657 138,143
Punjab         1 1 18
Rajasthan   1   1 34 4,130
Sikkim            8 230
Tamil Nadu  1   11 1,355 679,117
Telangana   1    10 4,348 302,002
Tripura   1     142 22,967
UP   1    22 1,011 54,521
Uttarakhand         13 634
West Bengal   1    20 1,433 131,578
Andaman & Nicobar Islands   1     41 1,361
Daman and Diu            7 3,176
Lakshadweep         6 2,910
Puducherry   1    1 64 58,525
Total   21 7 132 21,741 3,353,115
 
 

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