HYDERABAD: Lax attitude of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) regarding the construction of modern hygeinic Fish Market at Banda Bavi in Mallapur (previously Nacharam) is going to cost the civic body dearly. It will now have to bear an additional burden of about Rs 1 crore after missing out on utilising the Central Government’s assistance.
The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) had agreed to release the required funds of Rs 2.44 crore for the project, which is 90 percent of the share, way back in 2012. But the corporation could not utilise the funds due to various reasons, including the fact that the site was not finalised then. Now the NFDB share will have to shell outRs 1.22 crore instead of Rs 2.44 crore.
Recently the Executive Director of NFDB has informed the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries that Ministry of Agriculture has launched a new scheme named ‘’Blue Revolution - Intergated Development and Management of Fisheries’’ by merging all the schemes.
The NFDB has decided that the project cost for the fish market is restricted to 50% of the previous sanctioned amount, therefore as per the guidelines, out of the total project cost of Rs 2.44 crore, the Central Government assistance is going to be Rs 1.22 crore which is 50% and state government share is going to be Rs 1.22 crore (50 percent share) against the earlier sanctioned amount of Rs 2.19 crore.