Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Giriraaj Singh has stated that the central Government is set to invest INR 400 Crore in Goa to transform the state in to India’s First Fisheries Hub.
Goa has the required coastline, inland waterways & saline khazan lands for producing the large quantity koof fish in the country.
The union minister has already sanctioned INR 41.7 crores to Goa under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana.
Thirty landing centres and jetties for fishing boats will be developed with road connectivity as part of the fisheries hub as also for tourism purpose.
Sagar Mitras will be trained in the 70 fishing villages to help educate the population dependent on fishing about fisheries.
Singh said that in addition to the projects approved for Goa in the fisheries sector, the state will also be provided a disease diagnosis referral lab for livestock at a cost of Rs, 10 crore.
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