Arunachal Pradesh to get Northeast’s first fish museum

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Arunachal Pradesh

A fish museum, the first of its kind in the Northeast, would soon be built in Arunachal Pradesh, Fisheries Minister Tage Taki said.

Important facts

  • The museum will be a part of the Integrated Aqua Park (IAP) sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Fisheries.

  • It will have all the fish species of the state and will act as a training center for the fishermen.

  • Three years ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced one IAP for each state and union territory under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMSY) to bring about a blue revolution.

  • The proposed cost of the project is Rs 100 crore.

  • Rs 43.59 crore was sanctioned for the project in the current financial year as first instalment.

  • The existing Tarin Fish Farm (TFF) located in the high altitude Bulla village will be upgraded as an IAP where this museum will be built.

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMSSY)

  • It is a sustainable development scheme focused on the fisheries sector, to be implemented in all States/UTs from FY 2020-21 to FY 2024-25 (during a period of 5 years) under Atmanirbhar Bharat.

  • Under this scheme, an investment of Rs 20,050 crore will be made in the fisheries sector.

  • Insurance cover, financial assistance and Kisan Credit Card facility are also provided to the fishermen under the scheme.

  • Its objective is to rapidly promote rural development and rural economy by utilising rural resources.

  • An impressive growth of 14.3 percent has been registered in the fisheries sector till the year 2021-22 as compared to the year 2019-20.

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