Mangaluru: PM's Matsya Sampada offers lucrative fish farming subsidy

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 26: The state government has introduced several new schemes in order to encourage pisciculture or fish farming activities in the state. It has been decided to increase fish farming in agricultural pits through the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana. The scheme has several plans like extending subsidy to those who conduct pisciculture, producing different fish breeds in the state and so on.

In the light of its health benefits, fish has been in high demand of late. The fish can be grouped into freshwater and salt water. The fish from the sea are classified as salt water ones while the ones from rivers, ponds, canals etc., are grouped as freshwater.

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The demand for fish is so high the fishing industry is unable to cater to it. Therefore the government has decided to encourage freshwater pisciculture and is extending grants and subsidies for this activity through the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana.

For the scheduled caste and tribe individuals engaging in this activity, 60 percent subsidy is being provided. The state has decided to set up fingerling production units in the state to avoid dependence on Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.

Vehicles with freezer facility are available for transporting fish to the markets and arrangements to run them on solar and electricity have also been made, says minister for fisheries and ports, S Angara. A cooperative society of fish farmers will also come up to extend facilities like fingerlings, fish food etc. There is therefore hope that this will become a lucrative income generating activity.




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  • Somala Nagaraju, R amadalavalasa (v) ,Regidi amadalavalasa (m) Srikakulam (d)

    Thu, Jan 27 2022

    I am interested in fishiculuture

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 27 2022

    Every village must be given a formaldehyde testing kit. Buy the fish and get it tested. On the other hand, you can go for healthy vegetables. Save your health and save the planet.

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  • rolf, Dubai

    Wed, Jan 26 2022

    What happend to PM Gopala fishing app.

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  • Shivappa, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 26 2022


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  • Adv. Melvyn D'souza, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 26 2022

    Rolf Sir, e-Gopala App is a comprehensive cattle breed improvement marketplace and information portal for direct use of farmers. You can download it from Google play if you have a smartphone. There are already over 2.50 million active users.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Wed, Jan 26 2022

    This is a good scheme, however breeding fish is risky as they are prone to various diseases which can kill entire farms, it has to be done very scientifically.

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