PM Modi digitally launches Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana & e-Gopala App

Prime Minister Narendra Modi digitally launched the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY). He also launched the e-Gopala App, a comprehensive breed improvement marketplace and information portal for direct use of farmers.

What is it-
It is a flagship scheme for focused and sustainable development of the fisheries sector in the country as a part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
Nodal Ministry for I implementation – Department of fisheries, Ministry of animal husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

Aim-
Enhance fish production by an additional 7000000 tonne and increase fisheries export earning to Rupees 1 lakh crore by 2024- 25.
Double the income of fishers and fish farmers. Reduce post harvest losses from 20 to 25% to about 10% .
Generate an additional 55 lakh direct and indirect gainful employment opportunities in the fisheries sector and allied activities.

Investment and Duration-
An estimated investment of rupees 20,050 crore for a period of 5 years from financial year 2020-21 to 2024-25 in all state/union territories .

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