Prime Minister Narendra Modi will digitally launch the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, PMMSY tomorrow. He will also launch e-Gopala App, a comprehensive breed improvement marketplace and information portal for direct use of farmers. On the occasion, several other initiatives in the fisheries and animal husbandry sectors in Bihar will also be launched by the Prime Minister.
The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana is a flagship scheme for focused and sustainable development of fisheries sector in the country with an estimated investment of over 20 thousand crore rupees. This is the highest ever investment in the fisheries sector. It also aims at enhancing fish production by an additional 70 lakh tonne by 2024-25.
Prime Minister will also announce the establishment of Fish Brood Bank at Sitamarhi, and Aquatic Disease Referral Laboratory at Kishanganj, in Bihar for which assistance has been provided under PMMSY. These facilities will help in enhancing production and productivity of fish by ensuring timely availability of quality and affordable fish seed for the fish farmers and address the need for disease diagnosis as well as water and soil testing facilities.