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The Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Shri Giriraj Singh releasing a booklet on Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY), at a Press Conference, in New Delhi on May 26, 2020. The Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Shri Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, the Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, the Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Shri Rajeev Ranjan and the Principal Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri K.S. Dhatwalia are also seen.

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) aims to enhance fish production to 220 LMT with an investment of over Rs.20,000 crores

Newdelhi:26/5/20: The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) aims to enhance fish production to 220 lakh metric tons by 2024-25 from 137.58 lakh metric tons in 2018-19 at an average annual growth rate of about 9%. The Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Shri Giriraj Singh, today said the ambitious scheme will result in doubling export earnings to Rs.1,00,000 crore and generate about 55 lakh direct and indirect employment opportunities in fisheries sector over a period of next five years. Dedicating the PMMSY to fishers, fish farmers, fish workers, fish vendors and other stakeholders associated with the fisheries sector, Shri Giriraj Singh said that insurance coverage for fishing vessels is being introduced for the first time.

Addressing a press conference on the “PMMSY – A scheme to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of fisheries sector in India”, approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 20th May 2020, Shri Giriraj Singh said that the scheme envisages an estimated investment of Rs. 20,050 crores comprising Central share of Rs. 9,407 crore, State share of Rs 4,880 crore and Beneficiaries contribution of Rs. 5,763 crore. He added that the PMMSY will be implemented over a period of 5 years from FY 2020-21 to FY 2024-25 in all States/Union Territories. The Ministers of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Shri Sanjiv Kumar Baliyan and, and Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Dr. Rajeev Ranjan, were present during the press conference. On the occasion, the dignitaries released a booklet.

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