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Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana Scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 10, 2020


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Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana Scheme launched by Prime Minister    Narendra  Modi on September 10, 2020

Key Points :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) Scheme and e-Gopala App digitally on September 10, 2020. The e-Gopala App will be launched for farmers as an information portal and also as a breed improvement marketplace.

Union Minister and Minister of state Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy, the Governor and Chief Minister of Bihar will be attending this digital launch.PMMSY scheme aims to focus on the long term development of the Fisheries sector in the country.

Rs.20,050 crore of fund allocated to this scheme for a period of 5 years between 2020-2021 and 2024 – 2025.

The fund invested for PMMSY scheme is under the AtmaNirbhar Bharat Package and this is the first highest package provided for the fisheries sector.

Out of Rs.20,050 crores :

Rs.12340 crore  – For Beneficiary in Marine, Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Rs.7710 crore   – For Development of Fisheries infrastructure.

Expected benefits of PMMSY scheme :

·        Fisheries export earnings will increase.

·        Increase the income of fisheries and fish farmers

·        Post-harvest losses will be reduced.

·        It will increase the employment opportunities for fisherfolk, farmers,  workers and vendors.

·        Improve fish production and productivity

The scheme also has a special focus for quality brood, seed and feed, Species diversification, critical infrastructure and marketing networks.

PM Modi also launched other programmes in the fisheries and animal husband sectors in Bihar.

Fisheries sector: Fish Brood Bank, Fish feed Mill, Fish on wheels and Fish Production Technology Centre.

Animal Husbandry Sector: Semen station, sex-sorted semen in artificial insemination and IVF lab.


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Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana Scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 10, 2020