PM Modi launches Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) | India News

GUWAHATI: Led by Assam fisheries minister Parimal Suklabaidya, at least 10,000 farmers from the state registered and logged in a webcast of an e-launch of Prime Minister Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) with a total financial outlay of Rs 20,050 crore by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from New Delhi on Thursday.
The Prime Minister in his address emphasized on deriving maximum benefits out of the PMMSY schemes towards making the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. He said that this is the first time after independence, that such a major scheme has been launched in the country for the fisheries sector.
“Assam is one of the frontline players in this sector and can play a major role in the northeast region with its vast fisheries potential for tapping funds under PMMSY. The state action plan for Rs 102194.328 lakh submitted by the state government to the central government under PMMSY have been found to be realistic and appreciated at the national level,” Suklabaidya said.
The Prime Minister said the scheme provides for new infrastructure, modern equipment and access to new markets to the fish producers, along with increased opportunities for through farming as well as other means.
Besides Suklabaidya, the programme was attended by chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna and Commissioner and Secretary of Fishery Department, Rakesh Kumar.
“All officers of the Fishery Department, District Fishery Development Officials and at least 10,000 farmers from each district of Assam registered and logged in a webcast for participation in today’s e-launched programme,” Sailendra Pandey, PRO to the state fisheries minister said.



[Source :Times of India]

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