Fisheries and Aquaculture comprise an important sector of food production in India, contributing sizably to the food basket. It provides gainful employment and livelihood support to more than 14 million people engaged in different fisheries activities. Realizing the immense scope for development of fisheries and aquaculture, the Government of India has restructured the Central Plan Scheme under an umbrella of Blue Revolution.
Creating an enabling environment for integrated development of the full potential of fisheries of the country, along with substantially improvement in the income status of fishers and fish farmers keeping in view the sustainability, bio-security and environmental concerns
The restructured Centrally Sponsored Scheme on Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries formulated at a total Central outlay of 3000 crore for five years. The scheme has the following components:
It has been targeted to enhance the fish production from 107.95 lakh tonnes in 2015-16 to about 150 lakh tonnes by the end of the financial year 2019-20.
The financial outlay for financial year 2018-19 is Rs 732.45 crore.
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