Pradhan mantri matsya Sampada Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) has been launched with an aim to bring about Blue Revolution through Sustainable Development of fisheries sector in India.

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)

21st May 2020 Current Affairs

Source | Press Information Bureau


GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

Context: Union Cabinet has given its approval for implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) – a scheme to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of fisheries sector in India.

Pradhan mantri matsya Sampada Yojana


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Key Details about the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)

  • Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) has been launched with an aim to bring about Blue Revolution through Sustainable Development of fisheries sector in India.
  • The Scheme is to be implemented as an umbrella scheme with two separate Components namely Central Sector Scheme (CS) and Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS).
  • The scheme has been launched at a total estimated investment of Rs. 20,050 crore comprising of
    1. Central share of Rs. 9,407 crore
    2. State share of Rs. 4,880 crore
    3. Beneficiaries’ share of Rs. 5,763 crore.
  • The Scheme will be implemented during a period of 5 years from FY 2020-21 to FY 2024-25.
  • The Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) Component is further segregated into Non-beneficiary oriented and Beneficiary orientated sub-­components/activities under the following three broad heads:
    1. Enhancement of Production and Productivity
    2. Infrastructure and Post-Harvest Management
    3. Fisheries Management and Regulatory Framework

Funding Pattern of the Scheme

Following funding pattern will be followed while implementing the PM Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY):

Central Sector Scheme (CS)

  • The entire project/unit cost will be borne by the Central government (i.e. 100% central funding).
  • Wherever direct beneficiary oriented i.e. individual/group activities are undertaken by the entities of central government including National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), the central assistance will be up to 40% of the unit/project cost for General category and 60% for SC/ST/Women category.

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Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS)

  • For the Non-beneficiary orientated sub-components/activities under CSS component to be implemented by the States/UTs, the entire project/unit cost will be shared between Centre and State as detailed below:
    1. North Eastern & Himalayan States: 90% Central share and 10% State share.
    2. Other States: 60% Central share and 40% State share.
    3. Union Territories (with legislature and without legislature): 100% Central share.
  • For the Beneficiary orientated i.e. individual/group activities sub­components/activities under CSS component to be implemented by the States/UTs, the Government financial assistance of both Centre and State/UTs governments together will be limited to 40% of the project/unit cost for General category and 60% of the project/unit cost for SC/ST/Women. The Government financial assistance will in turn be shared between Centre and State/UTs in the following ratio:
    1. The North Eastern & the Himalayan States: 90% Central share and 10% State share.
    2. Other States: 60% Central share and 40% State share.
    3. Union Territories (with legislature and without legislature): 100% Central share (No UT Share).


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What are the benefits associated with the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Scheme?

  • The Scheme would address the critical gaps in the fisheries sector and realize its potential.
  • The PMMSY is a right step towards augmenting fish production and productivity at a sustained average annual growth rate of about 9% to achieve a target of 22 million metric tons by 2024-25 through sustainable and responsible fishing practices.
  • It would help in improving availability of certified quality fish seed and feed, traceability in fish and including effective aquatic health management.
  • It will help in creation of critical infrastructure including modernisation and strengthening of value chain.
  • Further, PMMSY would be effective in creation of direct gainful employment opportunities to about 15 lakh fishers, fish farmers, fish workers, fish vendors and other rural/urban populations in fishing and allied activities and about thrice this number as indirect employment opportunities including enhancement of their incomes.
  • It will provide a boost to investments in fisheries sector and increase of competitiveness of fish and fisheries products.
  • It will help in doubling of fishers, fish farmers and fish workers incomes by 2024.

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Fisheries Sector in India

  • With its vast coastline, India is the fourth-largest producer of fish in the world.
  • This is mainly because nearly 10 million people residing in more than 4,000 coastal regions are engaged in fishery activity.
  • These people are mainly dependent on fisheries to earn a living.
  • The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries is the main authoritative body for development of the fisheries industry in India.
  • This government body has been responsible for implementing infrastructure development programs and welfare-oriented schemes.
  • It is also responsible for formulating appropriate programs to increase the productivity in the fisheries sector. 


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