PM Modi Launches 20,050 Crore Scheme For Fisheries Sector, App For Farmers before Bihar Elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 20,050 crore Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) to boost farmers’ income and production and exports in the fisheries sector. The PM also announced several other initiatives for the fisheries and animal husbandry sectors in Bihar days before the Elections.

Through video conference, the prime minister launched the mobile app e-Gopala that will provide farmers market for livestock and a Semen Station with state-of-the-art facilities in Purnia with an investment of Rs 84.27 crore by the Bihar government.

Speaking at the event, PM Modi said, “All the schemes started to resonate our belief that our villages should become the strength of 21st century India, self-reliant India. Efforts have been made to strengthen fisheries related to fisheries, dairy work, honey production.”

PM Modi said the PMMSY will change the fisheries sector and add power to the efforts of building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. He also interacted with farmers focusing on the livestock and fisheries sector.

With Bihar in focus, the project envisages investment of Rs 1,390 crore in the state. PM Modi also announced the establishment of a fish brood bank at Sitamarhi and an aquatic disease referral laboratory at Kishanganj.

The prime minister also introduced one-unit fish feed mill at Madhepura, two units of ‘Fish on Wheels’ at Patna under ‘blue revolution’, a comprehensive fish production technology centre at Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University in Pusa.

Speaking of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, PM Modi said, “Under Nitishji’s leadership, work is being done at a rapid pace in reaching water from village to village in Bihar. Only 2 per cent of the households used to have clean water supply in Bihar 4-5 years ago. Today this figure has increased to more than 70 per cent.”