GUWAHATI: Assam minister of fisheries Parimal Suklabaidya, chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna and commissioner and secretary to the fishery department Rakesh Kumar took part at the e-launch of Prime Minister Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) by PM Modi on Thursday.
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 webcast for participation in today’s e-launched programme.
At the programme, the prime minister digitally launched the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY). He also inaugurated the e-Gopala app that will provide farmers marketplace for livestock.
Yesterday the prime minister tweeted that the PMMSY will “transform” the fisheries sector and add strength to the efforts of building an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.
“The advantages of PMMSY include: Address critical gaps in fisheries sector. Infuse the sector with latest technology, focus on value addition. Upgradation of critical infrastructure. Boost welfare of those associated with fishing. Employment creation,” he added.
The PMMSY is a flagship scheme for focused and sustainable development of fisheries sector in the country with an estimated investment of ₹20,050 crore for its implementation during 2020-21 to 2024-25 as part of Aatmanirbhar Bharat package.
The investment of ₹20,050 crore under PMMSY is the highest ever in the fisheries sector, the PMO said.