New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) on Thursday, a flagship scheme for focused and sustainable development of fisheries sector in the country. He furthermore introduced the e-Gopala App, a comprehensive breed improvement commercial center and data entry for direct utilization of farmers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “People engaged in pisciculture will benefit largely from this scheme. It is our aim that in the next 3-4 years we double our production and give fisheries sector a boost.”
Notably, The PM also launched several other initiatives for the fisheries and animal husbandry sectors in Bihar, a state which is heading for Assembly elections in Oct-Nov.
Speaking at the event, PM Modi said, “All the schemes started resonate our belief that our villages should become the strength of 21st century India, self-reliant India. Efforts have been made to strengthen fisheries related to fisheries, dairy work, honey production.”
The PMMSY is a leader conspire for engaged and maintainable improvement of fisheries part in the nation with an expected investment of Rs. 20,050 crore for its usage during 2020-21 to 2024-25 as a major aspect of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package.
Prime Minister also outlined that the project will also boost Ganga cleanliness projects and subsequently the aim to provide clean environment to dolphins under Project Dolphin will also receive a boost.
With Bihar in focus, the project envisages investment of Rs 1,390 crore in the state. PM Modi also announced the establishment of a fish brood bank at Sitamarhi and an aquatic disease referral laboratory at Kishanganj.