At the Sagar Parikrama Phase IV activity, Union Minister Parshottam Rupala recognized the role of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojna (PMMSY) plan and other activities being done to support India’s Blue Revolution. He announced plans to focus on developing fishing ports, fish collection facilities, ice factories, and cold storage facilities in Karnataka and other locations.
Parshottam Rupala, the Union Minister of Fishing, Cattle Breeding, and Dairy, spoke at the Sagar Parikrama Phase IV event. He recognized the value of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojna (PMMSY) plan and other exciting efforts being carried out to support the Blue revolution. He said that the government will concentrate on building a fishing harbor, fish landing centers, ice plants, and cold storage facilities to increase the output of the fishing industry.
These facilities will be built in Karnataka’s Majali and Belambara, as well as a few other locations nearby.
“The fishing sector got roughly Rs. 3,681 crores in financing between 1950 and 2014. 8,000 crores to 20,500 crores for PMMSY in terms of financing for FIDF to Rs. 3000 crores for Blue Revolution, the government began deploying new programs in 2014. The sum, which comes to Rs. 32,000, has all been well planned out, the man claimed.
He added that countries throughout the world were looking to India for solutions.
According to the ministry’s official statement, the minister spoke with several stakeholders to understand better their issues and expectations. Also, he examined the development of already-existing programs like PMMSY in coastal regions. He also stated that in order of informing about KCC among fishermen.
Analysis of India’s oceanic resources was a major area of attention, with a focus on how it may help the country’s economy.
The goals of “Sagar Parikrama” are stated in the official launch: PMMSY
- Include stakeholders, coastal communities, and fishermen in conversation.
- Transmit data about the government’s many fisheries-related projects and efforts.
- As a symbol of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, support and encourage fishermen, fish producers, and relevant stakeholders.
- Support higher fishing for India’s agricultural production, coastal fishing communities’ livelihoods, and the preservation of the ecosystems.
The Phase 1 Program of “Sagar Parikrama” started in Gujarat on March 5, 2022, in Mandvi, and finished on March 6, according to the press announcement.
Stage II On September 22, 2022, from Mangrol to Veraval, the Sagar Parikrama as a part of the Stage program started. It was completed on September 23, 2022, from Mul Dwaraka to Madhwad. The “Sagar Parikrama” stage III Program will take place from February 19–21, 2023, at Surat, Gujarat, and Sasson Dock, Bombay. According to a press statement, the program’s fourth stage started on March 17 in Mormugao Port in Goa and will end on March 19 in Mangalore.