Fisheries at a glance

Bihar’s first documented association with fisheries has it origin way back to 3rd century B.C in Kautilya’s Arthasashtra. It also occupies a prominent place in Buddhism where it is a sign of fertility. Princely state of Darbhanga gave it a great prominence and it was made the symbol of the State.

All the while it witnessed many ups and downs but the first sincere and scientific attempt to popularize the innovation composite culture technology in Bihar was started in 1974 under the aegis of All India Co-coordinated project on composite fish culture of ICAR. It continued up to 1980, and within this short span it achieved phenomenal results and productivity went up from a meager 350kg/ha/yr to the extent of 2130kg/ha/yr.

Data that matters

Fisherman population: 1,50,00,000

More than 3 Lakh Vote Winner 5
2 Lakh to 3 Lakh Voter Winner 25
1 Lakh to 2 Lakh Voter Winner 10
Total 40
More than 6 Lakh Vote Winner of BWD Caste 1
5 Lakh to 6 Lakh Vote Winner of BWD Caste 7
4 Lakh to 5 Lakh Vote Winner of BWD Caste 32
Total 40
No. of Vote of NISHAD SAMAJ  
Between 2 Lakh and 3 Lakh 28
Between 1 Lakh and 2 Lakh 12
Total 40

2009 LOKSABHA Chunaw, NISHAD Vote & Total Backward Vote

Area Total Vote Winning Vote NISHAD Vote Backward Vote Total Backward Vote
Balmikinagar 1275653 277691 233722 193496 422718
West Champaran 1220868 198778 226136 191607 417743
East Champaran 1187264 201114 184573 223391 407964
Sibhar 1269056 233499 208999 223265 432264
Sitamadhi 1355817 232769 180000 260320 440320
Madhubani 1397256 164088 183424 286905 470330
Jhanjarpur 1418977 265174 272117 237518 509635
Supol 1279549 313668 235988 200238 436226
Arriria 1311225 282739 202590 248109 450699
Kishanganj 1186369 239405 180980 226294 407274
Katihar 1272769 269769 249982 186363 436345
Purnia 1305396 362879 209919 219835 429754
Madhapur 1508361 370578 245189 256491 502680
Darbhanga 1307067 239256 255523 187021 442544
Muzaffarpur 1339949 195062 244307 212904 457211
Vaishali 1278891 284474 229470 205000 434470
Gopalganj 1349072 200019 182660 250026 432686
Siwan 1282480 236091 180000 254474 404474
Maharajganj 1312219 183000 211608 249684 432684
Saran 1268338 274209 189023 229762 418845
Hazipur 1327075 246715 20716 242245 449361
Ugiyarpur 1229327 180082 214781 207956 422737
Samastipur 1312948 259458 225662 222642 448304
Begusarai 1473263 205680 255588 247040 502628
Khagariya 1342970 266964 229058 225163 454221
Bhagalpur 1433346 228384 235144 255770 490914
Baka 1338025 185762 180000 277968 457968
Munger 1564604 374317 197959 339090 537049
Nalanda 1719503 299155 22820 357673 580493
Patna 1641976 316549 307604 380971 688575
Patlipurta 1526241 269298 247954 268663 516614
Arra 1555122 212726 250292 280016 530308
Buxor 1340892 132614 220799 233316 454115
Sasaram 1402789 192213 232659 223328 459254
Karakatta 1386634 196946 239968 236326 476294
Jehanabad 1276912 234769 199194 226955 426149
Aurangabad 1376323 260153 162068 283416 465484
Gaya 1329192 246255 211156 237550 448706
Nawada 1397512 130606 200460 283288 483748
Jamui 1404016 178560 207016 277310 484326

Fisheries Colleges

Sr. No. College Course Place Duration
1. Patna Science College M.Sc. Aquaculture Patna 2 Years.
2. R.A.U., Pusa B.F.Sc. Pusa 4 Years
3. S.N.S. College B.Sc. Ind. Fisheries Motihari 3 Years
4. R.D. S. College - Muzzaffarpur -
5. G.S. College - Chapra -
6. Samastipur College - Samastipur -
7. M.L.S.M. College - Darbhanga -
8. S. K. Woman's College - Begusarai -
9. J.L.N. College - Sasaram -
10. Naugachiya College - Bhagalpur -

Intermediate level courses are also available.

Sr. No. College Course Place Duration
1. DPCSS (Miller) Inter School Inland Fisheries Patna 2 Years
2. R.N. Inter College - Parsagarh -
3. Model Inter School - Samastipur -
4. Govt. +2 High School Haveli Kharagpur - Munger -
5. IGNOU Diploma in Aquaculture Patna 1 Years
Download : Vidhan Sabha List

Total water area: 65, 000 Ha

State level fisheries Co-operative Federation-: Bihar Prantiya Matsyajivi Swablambi, Sahkari Parisangh ltd. (COFFED)

Special fisherman day- 10th July

City of Pond and temple: Darbhanga

Districts having highest government tank: Madhubani-3430

District having highest Private tank: Darbhanga-2301

World Fisheries Day 21st November.

Water Day 22nd March.

We are working towards changing these statistics and number; we are envisioning and striving towards a better future. -Rishikesh Kashyap, Chairman-COFFED