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Union Minister Parshottam Rupala inaugurated the Fish Food Festival at VRC ground Nellore

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Sagar Parikrama Phase X concluded with physical participation of more than 2000 fishermen and women, FFPOs, Entrepreneurs and other stake holders at Fish Food Festival VRC at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

Union Minister Shri Rupala highlighted importance of fisheries sector as it is directed related to about 3Cr fishers and family covering about 8000 Km coastal line

About 1.58 lakhs KCC has been given to the fishers and aiming to provide KCC to all fishers of the country : Shri Rupala

The initiated Sagar Parikrama Phase X concluded with physical participation of more than 2000 fishermen and women, FFPOs, Entrepreneurs and other stake holders at Fish Food Festival VRC Grounds, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.

Sagar Parikrama Phase-X reached today Krishnapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Union Minister Shri Rupala visited Ramnagar Fishing village at Krishnapatnam and interacted with Shri Prasad, active fisherman, who has shared his experience of fishing.

Initiation of Sagar Parikrama Phase X led by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Shri Parshottam Rupala commenced on 13th October 2023 from Chennai Port, Tamil Nadu.

Union Minister Shri Parshottam Rupala  inaugurated the Fish Food Festival at VRC ground Nellore and visited various stalls. He also interacted with entrepreneurs, FFPOs, fishers and fisherwomen during his visit. Union Minister appreciated natural fish products being showcased in the festival.

In his address, the Union Minister Shri Rupala highlighted importance of fisheries sector as it is directed related to about 3Cr fishers and family covering about 8000 Km coastal line. He also highlighted   that Andhra Pradesh has significant role in fisheries sector about 30% of the fish production of the county comes from this state.

Shri Parshottam Rupala has stressed upon the need to enhance   awareness of various Schemes like PMMSY where there more than 100 activities/projects are available with Government Support. The first time investment in Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana  for budgetary outlay on 20050 Cr has been launched and also separate department has been created. The Union Minister has highlighted that Sagar Parikrama  a  massive outreach program which gives opportunities to the fisherman to the  meet and interact with Minsters, officers and other stake holders to resolve their issues at door step.

The union minister Shri Rupala mentioned in his address that about 1.58 lakhs KCC has been given to the fishers and aiming to provide KCC to all fishers of the country. He also appreciated the efforts of various enterpreneurs, FFPOs, Fish farmers for showcasing live and natural fish product in the exhibition.

The Union Minister also handed over Daily Fish Kiosks to the beneficiaries namely, Ms. T. Renuka Reddy and Ms. V. Jayalakshmi and  Live Fish Vending Centres to Shri A. Chandana, Shri Y. Balarama Krishna, Ms. S. Padmaja and Shri E. Ramanaiah. In addition to the above, the Shri Rupala also handed over Live Fish Transport vehicle/ Insulated Vehicle to the beneficiaries namely Shri B. Chennarayudu, Shri K. Vasu, Shri M. Lakshmi Prasanna and Shri. B. Ankaiah at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampda Yajana.

Union Minister Shri Rupala stated that all the representations received during this visit of Sagar Parikrama will be carefully addressed and Union Government will continue its all support to the states for overall development of fisheries sector and welfare of fishermen, coastal communities and stakeholders of fisheries sector. He also stated that in consultation with State Govt. and fishermen the Sagar Parikrama Yatra in AP will be planned soon.

Shri S. Appala Raju during his address highlighted importance of fisheries sector and various schemes of the Government for betterment of fishers and their families. He also raised the issue of inter-state fishing conflicts between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and requested the Union Government to address the issue in consultation with both the states. 

Minister of Fisheries, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Shri S. Appalaraju, Member of Parliament, Shri G V L Narasimha Rao, Member of Parliament,Shri Beeda Masthan Rao, Commissioner of Fisheries, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Shri K. Kanna Babu have graced the occasion.

Fishers, FFPOs and Fisheries entrepreneurs were present along with the Officials from the Department of Fisheries, GOI and NFDB were also present.

 “Sagar Parikrama” is transformative journey planned across the coastal belt to show solidarity with the fisher folks, fish farmers and related stake holders.

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