Porvorim:Goa government told the House that there is no official correspondence received from the centre declaring Goa as ‘Fisheries Hub.’
Union Minister Giriraj Singh last month had said that Goa has the potential to become the fisheries hub of the country after holding discussion with Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and State Fisheries Minister Filipe Rodrigues. The union ministry had announced a holistic investment of Rs 400 crore for the fisheries sector in Goa.
“No official correspondence is received from
the Government of India regarding the
declaration of the Goa as fisheries hub,” Rodrigues told the House on Tuesday during the ongoing Budget Session.
He was responding to a question tabled by MGP MLA Sudin Dhavalikar.
Rodrigues said the Central Government has sanctioned
Rs 1193.49 Lakhs under Centrally Sponsored
Scheme of “Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada
Yojana” for the year 2020-21. “However, Rs.
596.74 Lakhs is released till date,” he added.
Rodrigues said that the Department has requested all the
Fishermen Societies/Associations to submit the
proposal for creation of infrastructure such as
fishing jetties, floating jetties, fishing ramps, net
mending, fish markets etc. “Further, based on the
feasibility of the site, the Department will take
up the proposals,” he added.