TS taking up several initiatives to promote pisciculture, help fishermen: Talasani Srinivas Yadav

The state has proposed to stock 93 crores of fish seeds in 28,704 water bodies and 10 crores of prawn juveniles in 200 selected water bodies for 2021- 22

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  7 Oct 2021 12:44 PM GMT
TS taking up several initiatives to promote pisciculture, help fishermen: Talasani Srinivas Yadav

Hyderabad: Telangana animal husbandry and fisheries minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Thursday informed the state Assembly that the state government is promoting pisciculture in a big way.

Replying to a question raised by the members of the House during the question hour, Mr. Yadav said the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has taken up several initiatives to strengthen the rural economy after the formation of Telangana. As part of it, the government is stocking fish seeds and prawn juveniles with 100% grant to increase fish production in the state and to help fishermen, he said.

The minister added that the state has proposed to stock 93 crores of fish seeds in 28,704 water bodies and 10 crores of prawn juveniles in 200 selected water bodies for the financial year 2021- 22. It also proposes to stock fish seed during the current fiscal in 81 newly-constructed reservoirs, 1,348 perennial tanks, and 27,275 seasonal tanks, he said.

During the financial year 2021-22, the state's fish production is expected to be around four lakh metric tonnes with an estimated value of Rs. 5,600 crore, Mr. Yadav said. He added that all fishermen registered with the department are covered under the group accident insurance scheme. A premium amount of Rs. 72.44 is being paid by the state and Central governments on a 60:40 basis to 3,36,799 fishermen amounting to Rs. 97,60,435.

The Union government has appointed the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) as the nodal agency for implementation of the scheme 'Insurance to Fishers' under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) from 2021-22 onwards, he said.

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