The tenth phase of Sagar Parikrama, A government initiative focused on the welfare and coastal development of fishing communities January 1 to January 6, 2024, visit different places in Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry. The event is an important step towards solving the problems faced by fishermen and fish farmers and facilitating their economic upliftment.
Ministerial engagement and stakeholder engagement
- Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Shri Parshottam Rupala, With Minister of State Dr. L. Murugan, Actively participated in the trip, conversation with fishermen, fish farmer, and other relevant stakeholders.
- Campaigns were conducted in the coastal districts on Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme and other initiatives, disseminating information and promoting financial inclusion among the beneficiaries.
- State fisheries officials, representatives of fishermen, scientists, entrepreneurs and other prominent personalities attended the event, which promoted dialogue and cooperation.
a legacy of progress
- Since its launch in March 2022, Sagar Parikrama has covered nine coastal states and union territories, leaving a positive impact.
- Phase ten focused on the remaining coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, aiming to empower communities in Nellore, Prakasam, Bapatla, Krishna and other areas.
Rich potential of Andhra Pradesh
- Andhra Pradesh boasts of immense potential in the fisheries sector with a vast coastline, extensive continental shelf area and numerous fishing villages and infrastructure.
- The Government of India’s flagship Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) has provided Rs. Rs 2300 crore for fisheries development projects in the state over five years.
- These projects include the construction of fishing ports and landing centres, cold storage facilities, deep sea fishing vessels, hatcheries and communication technologies, aiming to modernize and strengthen the sector.
effect of ocean circulation
- This initiative serves as a testament to the government’s commitment to the welfare and coastal development of fishing communities.
- It serves as a platform to address the challenges faced by the stakeholders, facilitate their economic upliftment through access to schemes like PMMSY and KCC.
- By bringing ministers and senior officials closer to communities, Sagar Parikrama provides a unique opportunity for open communication and understanding of local issues.
Important questions related to exam
Q1. What was the main objective of the 10th phase of Sagar Parikrama?
(A) To promote tourism in Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry
(b) Focusing on the welfare of fishing communities and coastal development
(c) Introducing new fishing techniques
(d) Conducting environmental studies
Q2. Which key ministers participated in the 10th phase of Sagar Parikrama?
(A) Union Agriculture Minister
(b) Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
(c) Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
(d) Minister of Rural Development
Q3. Which areas were included in the 10th phase of Sagar Parikrama?
(a) The entire coastal area of India
(b) specific districts in Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry
(c) Coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh only
(d) coastal areas of southern India
Q4. What is the significance of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme in relation to Sagar Parikrama?
(A) It provides educational scholarships
(b) It provides financial inclusion and support to fishermen
(c) It is unrelated to the Sagar Parikrama initiative
(d) It finances coastal development projects
Q5. Since its inception, Sagar Parikrama has covered how many coastal states and union territories?
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