CM announces Rs 163 crore plan for boosting fish farming

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Panaji: In a good news for the fishermen in the State, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday announced the state action plan to provide a boost for fish farming in Goa as part of the Centre’s Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.  Rs 163. 1 crore has been proposed for the current financial year out of which Rs 48.58 is State share.

This comes a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).

Sawant took to twitter to share the action plan for Goa stating that there are 24 beneficiary oriented schemes.

“State plan action includes 24 beneficiary oriented schemes of which nine schemes are towards development of inland fisheries and aquaculture including technology infusion, such as construction of brackish water ponds, construction of Biofloc ponds, Recirculatory Aquaculture System (RAS) Open sea cages, Reservoir cages etc.,” a poster shared by the CM stated.

“15 schemes under Post Harvest Management, marketing and its infrastructure and development of Deep sea fishing,” it further stated.

“Under non-beneficiary components, three schemes have been proposed which include engaging of 20 Sagar Mitra for multipurpose support services and construction of state of art Wholesale Fish Market,” it also stated.

Out of the total proposed amount Rs 163.1 crore for the current financial year, Rs 82.87 crore is Central share, Rs 48.58 crore is State share and Rs 3.62 crore beneficiary share, it stated.

According to the central government, the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) is a flagship scheme which is focused on the fisheries sector. As a part of the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat package, the Centre will invest Rs 20,050 crore for its implementation during 2020-21 to 2024-25.

Earlier in a statement, PM Modi had said that PMMSY will transform the fisheries sector, adding that it will also add strength to the efforts of building an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

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