PM Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana & e-Gopala App
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched PM Matsya Sampada Yojana, e-Gopala App & several initiatives linked to studies and research in fisheries production, dairy, animal husbandry, and agriculture in Bihar through video conferencing. The Prime Minister also launched several initiatives for the fisheries and animal husbandry sectors in Bihar.
Matsya Sampada Yojana is being launched in 21 States of the country with an investment of Rs 20,000 Crores which would be spent in the next 4-5 Years. Out of this, projects worth Rs 1700 crores are being launched today.
Matsya Sampada Yojana Purpose
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. It is the first time after independence, that such a major scheme has been launched in the country for the fisheries sector as per PM Narendra Modi.
In order to exclusively deal with various issues concerning fisheries, a separate Ministry has been created in the Government of India. This will facilitate fishermen and colleagues related to fish farming and sale.
Matsya Sampada Yojana Goal
The goal is to double fish exports in the coming 3-4 years. This will create millions of new employment opportunities only in the fisheries sector.
The PMMSY scheme aims to enhance fish production in India by an additional 70 lakh tonne by 2024-25 and increase fisheries export earnings to Rs.1,00,000 crore by 2024-25, almost doubling the income of fishermen and fish farmers and reducing post-harvest losses to about 10 percent from earlier 20-25% and generation of additional 55 lakhs direct and indirect employment opportunities in the fisheries sector and allied activities.
Much of the fish farming depends on the availability of clear water and the Mission Clean Ganga will further help. The fisheries sector is also set to benefit from the work being done on river transport in the areas around the Ganga river. The mission Dolphin announced on August 15 this year will also have its impact on the fisheries sector.
Launching Of The E-Gopala app
The e-Gopala app launched on 11 September. It will be an online digital medium that will help the farmers to choose better quality livestock and get freedom from middlemen. This app will give all the information related to cattle care, from productivity to its health and diet. After this work is completed, inserting the animal Aadhaar number in the e-GOPALA app will give all the information related to that animal easily. This will make it easier for cattle owners to buy and sell animals.
The e-Gopala App will hence, aim to bridge the gap and provide viable solutions to the farmers on all these aspects.
It is necessary to adopt scientific methods and build modern infrastructure in the village to develop sectors like agriculture, animal husbandry, and fisheries rapidly.
The Central Government has set up a Rs 1 Lakh Crore Agriculture Infrastructure Development Fund for creating special infrastructure and providing support to FPOs, Cooperative Groups to develop storage, cold storage, and other facilities.