In many parts of the India , fish have provided an important part of people’s diets. Growing fish in ponds allows feeding, breeding, growing and harvesting the fish in a well-planned way. The pond that will be established for the fish production will be dug mainly by manual labour and with the minimum support of machinery. Thus, the establishment of the pond by itself will help in creating job opportunity for the local labour force. Fish farming can be combined with agriculture, animal husbandry and irrigation practices, which can lead to better utilization of local resources and ultimately to higher production and net profits .
The prospects for fish farming in India range from very good to poor depending on the objectives (commercial or non commercial), the economic and water resources available, and the type of fish selected for growing. Fish Farming is regarded as one of the suitable avenues for eradication of poverty through augmenting fish production. It is an easy, cost effective mechanism and sustainable at the same time. It provides livelihoods to rural people through generating income and employment and reduces poverty by developing and strengthening community based approaches. Our Fish Farming programme provides livelihoods to rural people through generating income and employment and reduces poverty by developing and strengthening community based approaches. We are also providing basic information on how to set up a small-scale fish farm for subsistence purposes with regard to daily protein needs. .