Credit: Bishnu khanal (Nepal)
The inserted photo shows the excavators during the construction of new fish ponds in Nepal. There is a small ongoing support program “Mission Fish” of the Ministry of Agricultural Development through which about 10-15% of the construction cost is covered as a subsidy.
Rather than pond construction and under the “Mission Fish” program, the government provides subsidies for increasing pond size or buying main production inputs such as fish feed or fingerlings. The support is provided to individuals, groups or families.