‘Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries' Foreseeing high potential, the Hon’ble Prime Minister has called for “a revolution” in the fisheries sector and has named it as “Blue Revolution”. The Blue Revolution, with its multi-dimensional activities, focuses mainly on increasing fisheries production and productivity from aquaculture and fisheries resources, both inland and marine.
• To increase the overall fish production in a responsible and sustainable manner for economic prosperity
• To modernize the fisheries with special focus on new technologies
• To ensure food and nutritional security
• To generate employment and export earnings
• To ensure inclusive development and empower fishers and aquaculture farmers
CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEME on Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries.
TheMinistry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries has accordingly restructured the scheme by merging all the ongoing schemes under an umbrella of Blue Revolution. The restructured scheme provides focused development and management of fisheries, covering inland fisheries, aquaculture, marine fisheries including deep sea fishing, mariculture and all activities undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB).
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 has the following components:
(a) National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) and its activities,
(b) Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture,
(c) Development of Marine Fisheries, Infrastructure and Post-Harvest Operations,
(d) Strengthening of Database & Geographical Information System of the Fisheries Sector,
(e) Institutional Arrangement for Fisheries Sector and
(f) Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) and other need-based Interventions.
(g) National Scheme of Welfare of Fishers
|▶ Central assistance of Rs. 1,84,695.13 lakhs released (upto 31st Aug 2018) to promote the Fisheries Sector|
|▶ Assistance provided for bringing 29,127.73 ha area under aquaculture|
|▶ Sanctioned construction of 89 Nos of landing centers|
|▶ 199 Nos of Recirculatory Aquaculture Systems (RAS) approved.|
|▶ Approved the installation of 7,636 Nos cages/pens in reservoirs and other open water bodies|
|▶ Approved establishment of 389 Nos of fish/prawn hatcheries|
|▶ 7,441 Traditional Crafts Motorised|
|▶ Sanctioned 12,262 Nos of safety kits for Fishermen at Sea|
|▶ Assistance provided to 544 Nos Traditional/Artisanal fishermen|
|▶ Sanctioned 4 fishing harbours/fish landing centers|
|▶ 318 units of post Harvest Infrastructure facilities viz., ice plants & cold storage have been sanctioned|
|▶ 17,499 units of fish transportation facilities viz., refrigerated & insulated trucks, auto rickshaws, motor cycles & bicycles with ice box have been sanctioned|
|▶ Sanctioned 6,812 units of fish markets & fish mobile markets|
|▶ Approved construction of 12,430 fishermen houses|
|▶ Insurance cover provided to 46.8 lakh fishermen annually.|
|▶ Financial assistance provided to 2.43 lakh fishers annually under Saving-cum-Relief component during fishing lean/ban period|
|▶ Skill training provided to 63,290 fish farmers & other stakeholders|