Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying
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Fishing communities

Posted On: 25 MAR 2022 6:03PM by PIB Delhi

 Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector in the country provides livelihood support to a total 28 million fishers. Out of these, 2.78 million fishers are full-time actively engaged in fisheries and fisheries related activities. State wise details of total number of people engaged in fisheries, aquaculture and its allied activities are at Annexure –I.

 

to (d): The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is implementing a flagship programme of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)- a scheme to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of fisheries sector with a highest ever investment of Rs. 20,050 crore for a period of 5 years with effect from 2020-21 to 2024-25 in all the States/Union Territories. PMMSY inter-alia provides livelihood and nutritional support for socio-economically backward active traditional fisher’s families during the fishing ban/lean period under which Governmental financial assistance of Rs. 3000/- per annum is provided to each enrolled beneficiary along with beneficiary contribution of Rs. 1500/- annually. Further, such accumulated amount of Rs. 4500/- is disbursed to each enrolled beneficiary by the respective State/UT at the rate of Rs. 1500/- per month during the fishing ban/lean period for three months annually.

 

Besides, PMMSY, inter-alia, lays special focus on training, skill development, skill up- gradation and capacity building through trainings, awareness building programmes and exposure visits to stakeholders especially fishers, fish farmers, fish workers, fish vendors, entrepreneurs, officials, fisheries Cooperatives and members of Fish Farmer Producer Organizations. The Training, Awareness, Exposure and Capacity Building programmes are carried out through the National Fisheries Development Board, ICAR institutes, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), other organisations and State/UT Fisheries Departments. In addition to these regular programmes, skill development programmes to traditional fishermen through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme approved by Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) in respect of marine/ inland capture fisheries are also provided.

Annexure-I

 

Statement referred to in reply of Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No.2660 put in by Shri Ayodhya Rami Reddy Alla, Honourable Member of Parliament for answer on 25th March, 2022 regarding ‘Fishing communities’: State-wise details of total number of people engaged in fisheries, aquaculture and its allied activities

 

 

Sl. No.

 

Name of the States/ UTs

Number of people engaged in

fisheries, aquaculture and its allied activities

1

Andhra Pradesh

1,496,688

2

Arunachal Pradesh

24,015

3

Assam

2,524,106

4

Bihar

6,027,375

5

Chhattisgarh

220,355

6

Goa

10,545

7

Gujarat

558,691

8

Haryana

118,455

9

Himachal Pradesh

11,806

10

Jharkhand

140,897

11

Karnataka

974,277

12

Kerala

1,044,361

13

Madhya Pradesh

2,232,822

14

Maharashtra

1,518,228

15

Manipur

47,711

16

Meghalaya

16,567

17

Mizoram

6,289

18

Nagaland

7,958

19

Odisha

1,517,574

20

Punjab

7,591

21

Rajasthan

57,260

22

Sikkim

581

23

Tamil Nadu

1,283,751

24

Telangana

862,221

25

Tripura

7,761

26

Uttarakhand

8,352

27

Uttar Pradesh

3,900,005

28

West Bengal

3,236,261

29

A and N Islands

25,941

30

Chandigarh

524

31

Daman & Diu and Dadra

Nagar Haveli

 

40,016

32

Delhi

3,346

33

Jammu & Kashmir

17,396

34

Ladakh

22

35

Lakshadweep

6,518

36

Puducherry

107,272

 

All India total

28,063,538

 

This information was given by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Shri Parshottam Rupala in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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