About Us

(BENFISH) the West Bengal State Fishermen's Cooperative Federation Ltd. was established and registered under the West Bengal Cooperative Acts & Rules in the year 1978 as the Apex body of the Fishermen's Cooperatives in the State bearing its registered No.15(Cal)/78 having its membership of 7 nos. with paid up share capital of Rs.51,000.00 with the objectives of augmenting fish production by introducing scientific method of pisciculture and for upliftment of the socio-economic condition of the poor fishermen by introducing modern crafts & gears. It is a state level fishermen's cooperative being managed by a Board of directors. Sri Kiranmay Nanda,, Minister-in-charge of Fisheries Department, Govt. of West Bengal. Is it's Chairman. By dint of their efficient management, it has been possible to increase the fish production as well as to improve the socio-economic condition of the poor fishermen to a considerable extent. By this time, Benfish has provided employment of 121 nos. regular staff, 115 nos. contract service staff, 18 sales girls and 10 deputed Officers, Besides these, Benfish has been able to create employment opportunities to 9500 fishermen as the catchers of marine sector and 15,000 fishermen as commission agents for marketing of the catches and other fish products.


BENFISH AT A GLANCE

ORGANISATION - West Bengal State Fishermen's Co-operative Federation Ltd.
  • Chairman - Sri Kiranmoy Nanda, Minister-in-charge, Dept. of Fisheries, Govt. of West Bengal.
  • No. of Directors - 20 (Elected - 14 & Nominated -6)
  • No. of Members - 164 (PO - 144, Central - 19, State - 1)
  • Paid up share Capital - Rs.51 crores as on 31st March, 2006.
  • Managing Director - A senior State Civil Service Officer Appointed by the Govt.
  • General Manager (Finance) - Appointed by Benfish.
  • Project Managers - 3 nos. appointed by Benfish.
  • Project Officers - 2 nos. appointed by Benfish.
  • Officer In Charge (Training) - 1 no. appointed by Benfish.
  • Chief Engineer - 1 no.
  • Executive Engineer - 1 no.
  • Sub Assistant Engineer - 3 nos.
  • Asstt. Project Officers - 2 nos.
  • Technical Officer (Naval) - 1 no.
  • Processing Manager - 1 no.
  • Deputy Marketing Manager - 1 no.
  • Asstt. Marketing Manager - 3 nos.
  • Cashiers - 4 nos.
  • Group 'C' & 'D' - 126 nos.
  • Caretaker - 9 nos.
  • Officer on special duty - 2 nos.
  • Assistant Accountant - 1 no.

 

BENFISH AT A GLANCE
Name of the federation –
West Bengal State Fishermen’s Co-operative
Federation Ltd.
(BENFISH)
31 G N Block, Sector-V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700 091
Phone No: (033)-2357-5215

 

Central

State Govt.

Pry. M.F.C.S

Other

total

 

‘A’

‘B’

‘C’

‘D’

 

No. of Member

19

1

152

3

175

Paid up share capital            :           Rs.51,06,35,538.00
Reserve and other funds      :           Rs.2,69,93,945.00
Borrowing and Deposit        :           Rs.1,46,97,03,897.00
Outstanding liabilities           :           Rs.51,04,69,480.00

Year

1978-79

1979-80

2003-04

2004-05

2005-2006

Total Business

22.89

40.44

6942.50

7485.33

7496.55

Net Profit

0.077

0.082

19.07

19.43

14.31

Projects Under NCDC:
West Bengal Integrated Fisheries Development Project Phase I, II, III, Ext., IV, & V, Beel Fisheries Development Project, Phase I, II, III.
Bandh / Reservoir Fisheries Developments Project, Common Facilities Centre, Khuti Development Project – Purba Midnapore, & South 24 Pgs. Brackish Water Aquaculture Project Nayachar, Ornamental Fish Cultural through fisher woman Co-operative Societies, Mud Crab Culture Co-Operative Societies at Sundarban area.
Marketing:
Fish processing & Marketing through Mobile Van & Kiosks.
Branches of Benfish:
Siliguri, Darjeeling, New Delhi, Puri, Digha, Shankarpur, Diamond Harbour, Frazergaunj, Haldia, Meen, Dweep, Berhampore.
Benfish in Tourism:
Ganga-Diamond Harbour, Sagarkanya/Sagari-Frazergaunj, Minalay/Minakshi-Digha, Kinara-Shankarpur, Aranyak-Kumlai (Malbazar), Himalaya Benfish Bhawan-Darjeeling, Hotel Benfish-Puri, Mohana, Meen Dweep-Haldia, Siliguri Tourist Lodge, Shirajbag-Berhampore, Orchid, Kalimpong.
Chairman:
Shri Kiranmoy Nanda, Hon’ble Minister-In-Charge Fisheries Deptt. Govt. of West Bengal.
Benfish Fish Processing Plant situated at Kolkata (Salt Lake) with the most modern equipment and the latest technology for producing dressed fish ready to cook fish products and meals produced in absolute international hygienic standard. Products are processed and packed in our factory with the highest quality and safety standard.

Any further enquiries and for bulk orders please contact to:

  1. Salt Lake Processing Centre

31-GN Block, Sector-V,
Salt Lake, Kolkata – 91.
Phone: (033) 2357-2897 (P. Centre)

  1. Siliguri Processing Centre

Regulated Market Complex,
Darjeeling More,
Hill Cart Road. Siliguri-734401
Phone: (Zonal Office) 0353-2517860
            (P. centre)        0353-2516177

 

BENFISH
BENFISH BHAWAN
SALTLAKE, KOLKATA

BENFISH AT A GLANCE
Name of the federation:
West Bengal State Fishermen’s Co-operative
Federation Ltd.
(BENFISH)
31 G N Block, Sector-V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700 091

 

Central

State Govt.

Pry. M. FCS

Other

total

 

‘A’

‘B’

‘C’

‘D’

 

No. of Member

19

1

152

3

175

Paid up share capital            :           Rs.51,06,35,538.00
Reserve and other funds      :           Rs.2,69,93,945.00
Borrowing and Deposit        :           Rs.1,46,97,03,897.00
Outstanding liabilities           :           Rs.51,04,69,480.00

Year

1978-79

1979-80

2003-04

2004-05

2005-2006

Total Business

22.89

40.44

6942.50

7485.33

7496.55

Net Profit

0.077

0.082

19.07

19.43

14.31

Projects Under NCDC:
West Bengal Integrated Fisheries Development Project Phase I, II, III, Ext., IV, & V, Beel Fisheries Development Project, Phase I, II, III.
Bandh / Reservoir Fisheries Developments Project, Common Facilities Centre, Khuti Development Project – Purba Midnapore, Brackish Water Aquaculture Project Nayachar, Ornamental Fish Cultural through fisher woman Co-operative Societies, Mud Crab Culture Co-Operative Societies at Sundarban area.
Marketing:
Fish processing & Marketing through Mobile Van & Kiosks.
Branches of Benfish:
Siliguri, Darjeeling, New Delhi, Puri, Digha, Shankarpur, Diamond Harbour, Frazergaunj, Haldia, Meen, Dweep.
Benfish in Tourism:
Ganga-Diamond Harbour, Sagarkanya/Sagari-Frazergaunj, Minalay/Minakshi-Digha, Kinara-Shankarpur, Aranyak-Kumlai (Malbazar), Himalaya Benfish Bhawan-Darjeeling, Hotel Benfish-Puri, Mohana, Meen Dweep-Haldia, Siliguri Tourist Lodge, Shirajbag-Berhampore, Orchid, Kalimpong.
Chairman:
Shri Kiranmoy Nanda, Hon’ble Minister-In-Charge Fisheries Deptt. Govt. of West Bengal.

Import of Hilsha Fish from Bangladesh

ISO Food Processing Centre at Salt Lake

Activities of Woman Ornamental Fish Cultural Co-op. Societies at South 24 Parganas under NCDC Project

Pump House at Nayachar Project Meendip Haldia

Jetty of Nayachar Project

Meendip-Haldia

A View of the excavation under Beel Fisheries Development Project, NCDC

View of the training class for the beneficiaries of crab Cultural Co-op. Society at Kalitala (Sundarban Area)

International Sea Food Processing Centre at Chak Garia

Photo Gallery