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PRADHAN MANTRI MATSYA KISAN SAMRIDHI SAH-YOJANA

PRADHAN MANTRI MATSYA KISAN SAMRIDHI SAH-YOJANA (PM-MKSSY)

Introduction of PRADHAN MANTRI MATSYA KISAN SAMRIDHI SAH-YOJANA

The PRADHAN MANTRI MATSYA KISAN SAMRIDHI SAH-YOJANA is a central sector sub-scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada for formalization of the fisheries sector. It is a flagship scheme for focused and sustainable development of the fisheries sector in the country as a part of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

EXPENDITURE INVOLVED

The Sub-scheme will implement as a Central Sector Sub-scheme under the Central Sector Component of the PMMSY at an estimates outlay of Rs.6,000 crore consisting of 50% i.e. Rs.3,000 crore public finance including the World Bank and the AFD external financing, and rest 50% i.e.Rs.3,000 crore being the anticipates investment from the beneficiaries/private sector leverage. It will be implements for 4 (four) years from FY 2023-24 to FY 2026-27 across all the States and UTs.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF PRADHAN MANTRI MATSYA KISAN SAMRIDHI SAH-YOJANA

  1. Gradual Formalization of the unorganized fisheries sector through self-registration of fishers, fish farmers and supportive workers under a National Fisheries Sector Digital Platform including creation of work based digital identifies of fish workers for improved service delivery.
  2. Facilitating access to institutional financing fisheries sector micro and small enterprises.
  3. Providing one-time incentive to beneficiaries for purchasing aquaculture insurance.
  4. Incentivizing fisheries and aquaculture microenterprises through performance grants for improving fisheries sector value-chain efficiencies including creation and maintenance of jobs.
  5. Incentivising micro and small enterprises through performance grants for adoption and expansion of fish and fishery product safety and quality assurance systems including creation and maintenance of jobs.

INTENDED BENEFICIARIES

  • Fishers, Fish (Aquaculture) Farmers, Fish workers, Fish Vendors or such other person directly engaged in fisheries value chain.
  • Micro and Small enterprises in the form of Proprietary Firms, Partnership Firms and Companies registered in India, Societies, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs), Cooperatives, Federations, Village Level Organizations like Self Help Groups (SHGs), Fish Farmers Producer Organizations (FFPOs) and Start-ups engaged in fisheries and aquaculture value chains.
  • FFPOs also include Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs).
  • Any other beneficiaries that may be included by the Department of Fisheries, Government of India as targeted beneficiaries.

MAJOR IMPACT INCLUDING EMPLOYMENT GENERATION POTENTIAL

  • To create a National Fisheries Digital Platform to provide 40 lakh small and micro-enterprises work based identities.
  • Gradual formalization of fisheries sector and enhanced access to institutional credit. The initiative will support 6.4 lakh micro-enterprises and 5,500 fisheries cooperatives, providing access to institutional credit.
  • Gradual shift from conventional subsidies to performance-based incentives in fisheries
  • Promotion of Environment and Sustainability Initiative.
  • Facilitating Ease of Doing Business and Transparency
  • Address issues of aquaculture crop losses due to disease through insurance coverage for aquaculture to strengthen production, productivity
  • Enhance export competitiveness through value addition, value realization and value creation
  • Increase in incomes due to enhanced profit margins due to value chain efficiencies
  • Improved quality of fish and fishery products in domestic market
  • Strengthening and deepening of domestic markets
  • Facilitating growth of businesses, creation of jobs and creation of business opportunities.
  • Women Empowerment through creation of jobs and safe working place
  • It is projected to create 1.7 lakh new jobs, with a special emphasis on employing 75,000 women and also aims to generate 5.4 lakh continued employment opportunities in the micro and small enterprises value chain.

Source PIB