Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has launched Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) 2020 via video-conference. The PMMSY Scheme is for the sustainable development of the fisheries sector in India. The PM Modi launched this scheme digitally on 10th September 2020 and PM has also found an e-Gopala application for the farmer to provide comprehensive improvement in the marketplace.
Under PM Matsya Sampada Scheme, government is going to turn India into fish and aquatic products. This would be done through appropriate policy, marketing and infrastructure support. Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) will promote aquaculture by ensuring easy access to credit. Moreover, the central government also intends to bring all fishermen under the coverage of all farmer welfare programmes and social security schemes with expanded coverage for accident insurance.
The PMMSY Scheme is being launched in 21 states across the country. Over Rs.20,000 crore will be spent on this the next 4-5 years.Under the scheme, several facilities have been inaugurated in Patna, Purnia, Sitamarhi, Madhepura, Kishanganj and Samastipur.This is the 1st such comprehensive plan to promote fisheries in the country.
PM Mastsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) 2020
Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) 2020 is a flagship program of the govt. for development of the fisheries sector of the country. PMMSY scheme has duration of 5 years, from FY2020-21 to FY2024-25 and this scheme applies to all the state and union territories of India as a part of the Aatman Nirbhar package.Moreover, this scheme with an array of 100 diverse activities is by far the largest investment in fisheries sector. This scheme will bring Blue Revolution sustainable and responsible development by addressing critical infrastructure gap in fisheries sector.
Overview of Pradhan Mantri MAtsya Sampada Yojana 2020
Name of the Scheme : Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana
Launched By : Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
Date of Launching : 10th September 2020
Official Website: dof.gov.in
PMMSY Scheme Objective
The following are the main objective of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana 2020:
- Harnessing of fisheries potential in a sustainable, responsible, inclusive and equitable manner.
- Enhancing of fish production and productivity through expansion, intensification, diversification and productive utilzation of land and water.
- Modernizing and strengthening of value chain post harvest management and quality improvement.
- Doubling fishers and fish farmers incomes and generation of employment.
- Enhancing contribution to Agriculture GVA and exports.
- Social, physical and economic security for fishers and fish farmers.
- Robust fisheries mangement and regulatory framework.
Benefits of PM Matsya Sampada Yojana
PMMSY scheme is launched for the betterment of the fisheries sector of India.The government has also created a special fund to develop infrastructure related to fishing industry.This fund would be used for creation of fisheries infrastructure facilities both in marine and inland fisheries sectors. The central govt. has targeted to achieve its target of additional 70 lakh tonnes fish production by FY2024-25.The government aims to reach additional Rs.1 lakh crore in fisheries exports and generate 55 lakh employment opportunities over next 5 years. Union govt. is also focusing on reducing post-harvest losses from 20-25% to about 10%.
PM Matsya Sampada Yojana Application Form
Candidates wants to take the benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, they have to apply for the PMMSY scheme. For the application / registration of PMMSY scheme, govt. will provide official web portal. On that web portal candidates can fill the application form.
PMMSY Operational Guidelines PDF
Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana operational Guidelines can be downloaded from below link in PDF format: