The scheme also envisages social security for active fishermen and their dependants, and strives to ensure their economic security. During the 12th Plan period, the following benefits have been targeted for fisherman across India, This includes construction of additional 4,600 houses per year, coverage of 3.5 lakh fishermen under saving-cum-relief every year, and additional coverage of 3 lakh fishermen under group accident insurance has been set.
The benefit will also cover 6,400 fishermen per year under training and extension activities. The scheme will be implemented within outlay of Rs 640 crore including a central outlay of Rs 320 crore for remaining part of 12th Plan, release from the Press Information Bureau here on Thursday states. The scheme entails group accident insurance for active fishermen, development of model fishermen village, saving-cum-relief, and training and Extension.
The cabinet also approved enhancement in the amount of assistance and compensation to fishermen. Accordingly, cost of construction of house has been revised to Rs 75,000 in 12th plan, cost of construction of tube well is Rs 40,000 for all states and union territories and Rs 45,000 for North Eastern states, cost of construction of community hall has been enhanced to Rs 2 lakh per hall. Relief under saving cum relief component has been hiked to Rs 2,70