What is PMMSY i.e. Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY-Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana)- Fishing is an emerging sector in the country. Around 15 lakh people are employed in this sector. The central government has set a target to increase it to around 55 lakhs in 2024-25. The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY-Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana) was launched on Thursday with the aim of increasing fish production and creating jobs. According to Secretary of Fisheries Dr. Rajiv Ranjan, a target has been set to increase fish production from 137.58 lakh tonnes in 2018-19 to 220 lakh tonnes in 2024-25.
According to Ranjan, a big target has been set to increase average aquaculture productivity from 3.3 tons per hectare to 5.0 tons per hectare in 2024-25. There is a plan to increase fishery exports to Rs 1 lakh crore by 2024-25 and Rs 2 lakh crore by 2028. India has now become the second largest aquaculture producer in the world and the fourth largest exporter of seafood.
Fish farming in statistics-From 2014-15 to 2018-19 there has been a growth of 10.87% in the fishing sector. The production of fish in India has increased by 7.53%, the export of fish by 9.71%. The global share of fish production in India has increased to 7.73%.
Secretary Dr. Ranjan reported that some policy reforms have recently been made in the fisheries sector. Such as the creation of the Fisheries Infrastructure Development Fund for fishermen and the provision of KCC facilities. A loan of up to Rs 2 lakh may be available for fish farming through KCC facilities. The Secretary described investment opportunities in fishing. Such as saltwater aquaculture, seaweed farming, and ornamental fishing, etc.
Who can benefit from this schemeundefined
People from the fishing community: The benefit of this scheme will be available only to people belonging to the fishing community.
Aquaculture: People who are related to aquatic areas and are dedicated or interested in aquaculture will be considered eligible.
Fishermen who suffer natural calamities: Those fishermen who have been seriously affected by a natural calamity will also obtain the benefit.
Cultivation of aquatic organisms: Those people or fishermen who know how to do fish farming but who can simultaneously cultivate other aquatic organisms will also benefit from including them in this scheme.
Now through this Kisan Credit Card, farmers can meet the need for fish, lobster farming and money that comes at the time of business. Kisan credit card holders can take a loan of up to Rs 3 lakh at an interest rate of 4%.
Farmers receive a separate interest refund on timely loan repayment. You can apply for the Kisan credit card by writing an application at the bank. Khasra-Khatauni photo, identity document, residence certificate and photocopy of land must be attached to the application.
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PUBLISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME : September 10, 2020, 12:56 IST