Schemes for Empowerment of Fisherwomen

Ministry of Women and Child Development
Schemes for Empowerment of Fisherwomen
Posted On: 12 JUL 2019 by PIB Delhi
As per the information given by Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India is implementing the umbrella Centrally Sponsored Scheme on “Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries” launched during 2015-16, with the following components:
Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture,
Development of Marine Fisheries, Infrastructure and Post-Harvest Operations,
National Scheme on Welfare of Fishermen
Monitoring, Control and Surveillance and other need-based Interventions (MCS),
Institutional Arrangement for Fisheries Sector,
Strengthening of Database & Geographical Information System of the Fisheries Sector (SoDGIS),
National Fisheries Development Board and its activities(NFDB)
The eligible beneficiaries for aforesaid scheme are Fishers, Fish farmers, Entrepreneurs, Cooperatives, SHGs and any other private recipients including women beneficiaries.  Under the Blue Revolution scheme the financial assistance is being provided for women beneficiaries to the tune of the 60% of the unit cost in respect of the all the beneficiary oriented components.  The details of funds released to Government of Tamil Nadu during the last three years and current year is below:

Sl. No. Financial Year Funds Released( lakh)
1 2016-17 2492.5
2 2017-18 11342.8
3 2018-19 7155.91
4 2019-20 (till date) 0
Total 20991.21

Further, foreseeing the immense scope for development of fisheries and aquaculture sector, various initiatives have been taken by the Department of Fisheriesby launching a specified scheme on Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) on 24th October, 2018, at a total outlay of Rs 7522.48 crore to assist in creating several infrastructural needs of the sector in the country. The details of State/UT -wise release in Fisheries Sector including the State of TamilNadu during 2014-15 to 2019-20 is at Annexure.

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

Source : PIB

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