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Chief Minister Matsya Sampada Yojana

Updated : 18th Jul 2023
Chief Minister Matsya Sampada Yojana

Chief Minister Matsya Sampada Yojana

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath ji has started the Chief Minister Matsya Sampada Yojana in Uttar Pradesh on the lines of the central government's scheme Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana. Through which employment opportunities will be increased in the fisheries sector in the state.

Under the Uttar Pradesh Matsya Sampada Yojana, seed banks will be set up to promote fish farming in the ponds and ponds in the gram sabhas where the improvement under MNREGA has been less. Under this scheme, 40% grant will be given by the UP government to the lease holders of the pond.

Objectives of Chief Minister Matsya Sampada Yojana:

  • With the help of the scheme, employment opportunities are to be promoted in the field of fish farming in the state.
  • Establishment of 100 fish seed banks every year and to establish 500 seed banks in the next 5 years is a target.
  • With the help of this scheme, the first objective is to increase the fisheries sector and to bring economic and social upliftment of the fish farmers living in the rural areas.
  • To help the Nishad community in the state to make their livelihood by providing financial assistance in fish farming.
  • Under the plan Promotion of fish farming in 500 hectares of ponds every year will be given.

Chief Minister Matsya Sampada Yojana

Contribution / impact of Matsya Sampada Yojana in the development of Uttar Pradesh:

Some of the benefits of Matsya Sampada Yojana are as follows:

Employment Generation:

  • The scheme aims to generate employment opportunities in the fisheries sector, both in coastal and inland areas.
  • It provides support for fish farming, fish processing, marketing and other related activities, which can generate direct and indirect employment for rural communities.
  • In Mathura and Aligarh districts, unusable land due to brackish water has been converted into farming of brackish water prawn species.

Income generation for fishermen:

  • The scheme focuses on improving the income level of fishermen and fish farmers by promoting sustainable and efficient fish production practices.
  • It provides financial assistance, training and infrastructure support to increase productivity, reduce post-harvest losses and improve market connectivity, thereby increasing income opportunities for fishermen.

Boost to rural economy:

  • Development of the fisheries sector through Matsya Sampada Yojana can contribute to the development of the rural economy.
  • It encourages entrepreneurship and investment in fish related activities, such as fish breeding, fish feed production, aquaculture and fish processing units.
  • This can result in development of ancillary industries, employment generation and income generation in rural areas.
  • About 7.46 metric tonnes of fish were produced in the state in 2020-2021. Out of which 47% fish was produced in Purvanchal, 21% in Madhyanchal, 18% in West Uttar Pradesh and 14% in Bundelkhand.

Nutritional Security and Food Supply:

  • The plan aims to increase fish production and availability, which can contribute to improved nutritional security and food supply.
  • Fish is a rich source of protein, essential fatty acids and micronutrients, and its increased availability can help address malnutrition and improve the overall health and well-being of populations.

Technology adoption and infrastructure development:

  • Matsya Sampada Yojana promotes adoption of modern technologies, best practices and scientific methods in fish farming, fish processing and other fish related activities.
  • It provides financial assistance for infrastructure development such as fish landing centres, fish markets, cold storage facilities and fish processing units, which can enhance the efficiency and quality of fish production and marketing.

protection and durable

  • The scheme emphasizes on sustainable and responsible fishing practices, which include conservation of fish stocks, protection of aquatic ecosystems and adherence to fisheries regulations.
  • It promotes the use of eco-friendly and efficient aquaculture techniques, water resource management and pollution prevention measures, thereby ensuring long-term sustainability of the fisheries sector.

Matsya Sampada Yojana aims to promote inclusive and holistic development of the fisheries sector, which will benefit fishermen, fish farmers, entrepreneurs and consumers. It aims to enhance income, employment and nutrition while promoting sustainable practices and infrastructure development in the fisheries sector.

Fisheries Development Policy-2013:

  • Some of the important objectives of the policy are as follows:
    • Sustainable ways to increase fish production and for economic prosperity. Modernization of fisheries with special focus on
    • Conservation of natural fish wealth in rivers and development of reservoir fisheries through riverine animal husbandry and seed collection, to generate employment and export income.
    • A fish outlet wholesale and retail fish market and cold chain linkage have been set up in Lucknow.
  • Under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, a provision of Rs 257 crore 50 lakh is proposed for the wholesale fish market.
  • A provision of Rs 10 crore is proposed under Chief Minister Matsya Sampada Yojana.
  • A provision of Rs 5 crore is proposed under the Nishadraj Boat Subsidy Scheme.