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Goa: Gets Rs 2 crore aid to propel fisheries sector October 16,2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Goa has received Rs 2 crore under the central government’s grant for focused and sustainable development of fisheries – the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY). “The department had moved a proposal for this grant. The central government has approved of approximately Rs 14 crore for Goa. Of this, they have released Rs 2 crore to the state,” a fisheries official said. This is for various schemes such as deep sea fishing, aquaculture, building of bio-toilets in fishing vessels, among others to boost the fishing sector in the state under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan.

The state action plan includes 24 beneficiary-oriented schemes, of which nine are towards development of inland fisheries and aquaculture including technology infusion such as construction of brackish water ponds and biofloc ponds, recirculatory aquaculture system (RAS), open sea cages and reservoir cages. In addition to this, there are three non-beneficiary schemes like the upgradation of departmental jetties, and construction of a state of the art wholesale fish market. However, the department has not received funds for the non-beneficiary schemes. The state fisheries department has already started receiving applications for its various schemes under this grant. “We are planning to disburse

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