Giriraj Singh Launches 1st Edition of Fisheries, Aquaculture Newsletter ‘Matsya Sampada’

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Giriraj Singh Launches 1st Edition of Fisheries, Aquaculture Newsletter ‘Matsya Sampada’

  • Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Giriraj Singh on Tuesday launched the first edition of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Newsletter ‘Matsya Sampada’ published by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and the Operational Guidelines of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).
  • Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Dr Rajeev Ranjan, Secretary, Department of Fisheries and senior officers of the Department of Fisheries were present.
  • The Newsletter ‘Matsya Sampada’ is an outcome of the endeavours of the Department of Fisheries to reach out to the stakeholders especially fishers and fish farmers through various means of communication, and to inform and educate them about the latest developments in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. It would be published on a quarterly basis starting from the first quarter of the year 2020-21.
  • On the occasion, Mr Singh opined that the launch of this Newsletter is timely and much needed to communicate the governmental initiatives in fisheries sector including the good works being done both by government as well as the private sector.
  • The Newsletter would serve as an important medium for disseminating information among the stakeholders especially fishers, fish farmers, youth and entrepreneurs across the country, assist them and facilitate in ease of doing business.
  • He expressed confidence that the newsletter will prove to be a wonderful platform for communication.
  • Releasing the Operational Guidelines of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, Mr Singh termed the launch of PMMSY as the most important moment in the journey of fisheries and aquaculture development.
  • He expressed optimism that the PMMSY with diverse interventions along the fisheries value chain would revolutionise the fisheries and aquaculture sector and steer it to the next level.
  • While appreciating the efforts of the Department of Fisheries in fast tacking and rolling out the Operational Guidelines of PMMSY in a short span of time, the Union Minister expressed hope that the Operational Guidelines would help the States/Union Territories (UTs) in speedy implementation of the scheme.

About Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is a newly formed ministry in India. It was formed in May 2019 by Modi government from the department of same name under Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The move was welcomed by Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, the marketer of Amul.

  • Minister– Giriraj Singh
  • Minister of State– Sanjeev Kumar Balyan

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