Govt plans Rs. 1 lakh crore worth fish exports by 2024-25

India is aiming to achieve Rs 1 lakh crore worth of exports from fisheries sector by 2024-25, said Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala.

Speaking at the World Fisheries Day celebration, Rupala said states need to be inspired by each other and explore options to grow in marine sector. “There is a need to come up with environment friendly fishing and look for sustaining the sector while continuing consumption,” he said.

Rupala called for greater awareness on Kisan credit card (KCC). “The Ministry has already extended support of KCC to fishermen and women. The government will soon start a massive campaign to intensify awareness on KCC,” he said.

Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying L Murugan said the potential of the sector has been realised within a short span of time and the country has set the ambitious target of achieving the one lakh crore export from the sector.

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