MoPSW part-funding fishing harbour projects in convergence with Ministry of Fisheries

28 fishing harbour projects worth Rs 2,598 crore has been identified under Sagarmala for implementation by various agencies

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The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) is part-funding fishing harbour projects in convergence with the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAH&D) for the welfare of the fishermen community. There are 28 fishing harbour projects (Rs 2,598 crores) identified under Sagarmala for implementation by various agencies. Out of which, 17 projects (Rs 1,694 crore) have been partially funded under Sagarmala. Nine funded fishing harbour projects have been completed, state and district wise details of these projects are annexed. The concept and objectives of Sagarmala project are to reduce logistics cost for EXIM and domestic trade with minimal infrastructure investment.

All Sagarmala projects are being implemented by respective agencies and due process of impact assessment with regards to socio-economic (PAP, R&R, etc.) and environment is done by respective implementing agencies.
On the skill development front, a skill gap study of 21 coastal districts (spread across nine states and three UTs), has been completed. Domain ministries and concerned state governments have been asked to implement the district action plans.

In addition, MoPSW is funding skill development under Sagarmala-DDU-GKY Convergence programme Phase-I and II to enable skilling of the coastal population to meet the need of the growing maritime industry thereby leading to sustainable inclusive growth in the coastal areas under Sagarmala Programme. Details of person trained and placed through DDUGKY is annexed.

Sagarmala Programme of MoPSW is implementing the projects for the development of the fishing harbour and fish landing centres in convergence with Pradhan Mantri MatsyaSampada Yojana (PMMSY) of MoFAH&D. The PMMSY inter-alia envisages creating gainful employment opportunities to about 5.5 million in fisheries and allied activities by 2024-25 through the promotion of inland fisheries and aquaculture, ornamental fisheries, cold water fisheries, development and management of post-harvest and cold chain infrastructure, fish marketing etc.

MoPSW undertook a third-party evaluation of their scheme/funded projects which included the pillar of Coastal Community Development projects.

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