New Delhi: Paradip Port will develop Fishing Harbor with a cost of Rs.99.75 Crore under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) with a highest ever investment of Rs. 20,050 crore in all States/Union Territories(UTs).
Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying with effect from the financial year 2020-21 has been implementing the flagship scheme- PMMSY.
Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Parshottam Rupala in the Lok Sabha in a written reply today said Paradip Fishing Harbor will get funding from PMMSY and Sagarmala Programs.
Delopment of fishing harbours and fish landing centres is one of the thrust areas under PMMSY and an investment of about Rs.3500 crore has been envisaged for this purpose under the PMMSY.
Under PMMSY, central financial assistance upto 60% of project cost to the State Governments and 100% for UTs is provided for the development of fishing harbours and fish landing centres.
Besides, the Government of India meet the entire cost for modernization of fishing harbours exclusively owned by the Central Government and its entities. PMMSY also envisages suitable linkages and convergence with the Sagarmala Scheme of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways(MoPSW) for development of fishing harbours/fish landing centres.
The Department of Fisheries (DoF), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying during 2020-21 has accorded approval to four fishing harbour proposals under PMMSY in a convergence mode of implementation by sharing the central financial liability equally between the PMMSY of DoF and Sagarmala of MoPSW and the Government of Gujarat has not submitted any viable proposal under PMMSY.
Further, in order to address the infrastructure requirement for fisheries sector, the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying during 2018-19 created a dedicated fund namely Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) with a total funds size of Rs 7522.48 crore.
The FIDF provides concessional finance to the Eligible Entities (EEs) including State Governments/Union Territories and State entities for development of identified fisheries infrastructure facilities including fishing harbours and fish landing centres. The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has so far approved the proposals for development of 14 fishing harbours in the country at a total cost of Rs. 3451.32 crore.