Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches ‘Mukhyamantri Matsyajivi Kalyan’ Scheme For Fishermen
On the occasion of World Fisheries Day today, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched the Mukhyamantri Matsyajibi Kalyan Yojana (MMKY) for the welfare of fishermen in the state through VC (Video Conferencing).
Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of World Fisheries Day today, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched the Mukhyamantri Matsyajibi Kalyan Yojana (MMKY) for the welfare of fishermen in the state through VC (Video Conferencing).
This scheme has 16 welfare programmes for fishermen and those will be implemented under the scheme at a cost of Rs 448 crore this financial year. It aims at improving financial condition of over 1 lakh fishermen in the state.
The main objective of the scheme includes increased fish production, create employment opportunities, empower women and improve economy of the state. On this occasion, the Chief Minister asked fishermen, fishermen and women self-help groups to take advantage of this scheme to contribute to their own and the state’s prosperity
More than 11,000 women self-help groups, 50,000 fish farmers and more than 1 lakh fishermen will benefit from Chief Minister’s Fishery Welfare Scheme. CM Naveen mentioned that the government is working for the welfare of fishermen and poor people and many steps are being taken to ensure social security, food security, employment, and nutrition for all.
Minister of Fisheries and Animal Resources, Ranendra Pratap Swain, also spoke on the occasion. Chief secretary Pradip Kumar Jena, Vice-chancellor of Agriculture University Prof Prabhat Kumar Raul, Development commissioner Anu Garg, and other senior officers were present on the occasion.