Sagar Parikrama, Phase-9 launched in Tamil Nadu

Tags: Government Schemes

Sagar Parikrama, Phase-9 started on October 7, 2023 at Tiruvandanai, Tamil Nadu.

An Overview of the News

  • Sagar Parikrama, Phase-9 program was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala in the presence of Dr. L. Murugan, Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and other dignitaries.

Inauguration of Fish Farmer Producer Cooperative Society:

  • Union Minister Parshottam Rupala also inaugurated the Fish Farmers Producers Cooperative Society Limited at Manamelkudi in Pudukkottai district.

Matsya Sampada Jagrukta Abhiyan:

  • Government of India launched "Matsya Sampada Jagrukta Abhiyaan" along with Sagar Parikrama, Phase-9.

  • This strategic initiative aims to increase awareness among fishermen and stakeholders across the country.

About Sagar Parikrama

  • Sagar Parikrama is a navigational voyage organized in all the coastal states/union territories.

  • Its objectives include demonstrating solidarity with fishermen, disseminating information on fisheries-related schemes, promoting best practices and encouraging responsible fisheries.

  • Sagar Parikrama focuses on connecting with fishermen at the grassroots level, understanding their challenges, promoting sustainable fishing practices and ensuring government subsidies and initiatives reach the targeted beneficiaries.

  • Eight phases of Sagar Parikrama have been completed in the coastal states/UTs.

Major stages of Sagar Parikrama:

  • Phase 1: Started from Mandvi, Gujarat on March 5, 2022 with the theme 'Revolution to Peace'.

  • Phase 2: Covering seven locations in Gujarat and Diu and Daman from September 23 to 25, 2022.

  • Phase 3: Started from Surat-Hazira port, Gujarat on February 19, 2023 and covers five locations in North Maharashtra.

Status of Fisheries in India:

  • India is the second largest aquaculture fish producer globally.

  • India ranks fourth in global fish exports, contributing about 7.7% of global fish production.

  • India leads the world in inland fish production and ranks third in overall fish production.

  • The fishing sector provides livelihood to more than 2.8 crore people in the country.

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