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Goa CM announces State Action Plan to boost Fish Farming

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has announced state action plan to provide boost for fish farming in Goa under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan launched by the Centre.

Sharing the plan on Twitter, the Chief Minister said, “State action plan includes 24 beneficiary oriented schemes of which nine are towards development of inland fisheries and aquaculture including technology infusion such as construction of brackish water ponds, construction of biofloc ponds, Re-circulatory Acquaculture System (RAS), Open sea cages, Reservoir cases system etc.”

There were 15 schemes under Post Harvest Management, marketing and its infrastructure and development of deep sea fishing, he said, adding under non-beneficiary components, three schemes had been proposed which included engaging of 20 Sagar Mitra for multipurpose support services and construction of state of art Wholesale Fish Market.

The total project outlay proposed for the current financial year is Rs. 163.1 crore of which 82.87 crore is central share, Rs. 48.58 crore is state share and 31.62 crore is beneficiary share.

The Union Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana to establish a comprehensive framework and reduce infrastructural gaps in the fisheries sector.

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