Sarbananda Sonowal lays Foundation Stone of Cochin Fisheries Harbour

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The foundation stone for the modernization and upgradation works of the Cochin Fishing Harbour was laid at Willingdon Island in Kochi on 11 June.

An overview of the news

  • Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying,Parshottam Rupala, and Union Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, jointly laid the foundation stone for the project.

  • The modernization project is expected to be completed next year, enhancing the infrastructure and capabilities of the Cochin Fishing Harbour.

  • The project aims to modernize and upgrade the Cochin Fishing Harbour at a cost of 169 crore rupees.

  • Rupala mentioned the Sagar Parikrama program which aims to identify ground-level gaps and make necessary policy changes.

Significance of Cochin Fisheries Harbour 

  • The modernization of the Cochin Fishing Harbour will boost fish and fish product exports, estimated to reach 1500 crore rupees per annum.

  • Coastal economic development is a key aspect of the Sagar Mala Project. 

  • Government initiatives will empower fishermen to contribute further to the country's economy.

  • The upgraded harbour will enable increased trade and export opportunities for fish and fish products, benefiting the local economy and the livelihoods of fishermen.

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