AP Fisheries Policy

Objectives

The objective of the scheme is to provide integrated and complete cold chain and preservation infrastructure facilities without any break, from the farm gate to the consumer from the production site to the market. Pre-cooling facilities at production sites, reefer vans, and mobile cooling units also assisted under the scheme. Scheme helps linking groups of producers to the processors and market through well-equipped supply chain.

Components of the Scheme
The Scheme has the following components

(a) Minimal Processing Centre at the farm level with facility for weighing, sorting, grading waxing, packing, pre-cooling, Control Atmosphere (CA)/ Modified Atmosphere (MA) cold storage, normal storage and Individual Quick Freeze (IQF).
(b) Mobile pre-cooling vans and reefer trucks.
(c) Distribution hubs with Control Atmosphere (CA)/ Modified Atmosphere (MA) chambers/ cold storage/ Variable Humidity Chambers, Packing facility, Cleaning in Process (CIP) Fog treatment, Individual Quick Freeze (IQF) and blast freezing

To avail financial assistance under the scheme, any two of the components from among

(a), (b) or (c) above has to be set-up by the entrepreneurs considering the functional nature of the facility.

Eligible Sectors
Following products are eligible to be covered under the scheme

(a) Shrimp
(b) Fish, Crabs, squids and any other Fish & Fishery products processing which requires integrated cold chain process.

Invitation & Selection of Proposals

In response to the notice inviting proposals by APFPS, application along with the required documents are to be submitted by the applicants. The proposal will be evaluated by the empanelled consultants / PMA appointed by APFPS as per criteria given at serial no 12. The evaluation reports will be placed before the State Level Screening Committee and the State Level Empowered Committee (SLEC) for consideration of “Approval” to the projects.