Smart fish parlors to be set up in local bodies

21-05-2022


Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that work has been done for economic upgradation, marriage, education, assistance besides providing insurance scheme benefits to the family members of the fishermen of the state. Smart fish parlors will be set up in local bodies in the state. This will provide organized employment to our fishermen as well as ensure availability of different types of clean and fresh fish to the consumers. Assistance will be provided for fish-seed production and shrimp-cum-fish farming through Mukhya Mantri Matsya Vikas Yojana. Kisan Credit Cards will also be made available to fishermen at zero percent interest.
Chouhan distributed fishing kits to 400 beneficiaries and motorcycles for sale and transportation of fish to 50 beneficiaries during the Budhni Kshetra Fishermen Conference held at the Chief Minister’s residence today. In addition, 443 beneficiaries were also given letters of approval of Kisan Credit Card. So far, one lakh 5 thousand fishermen have been given these cards in the state.
Chouhan said that our boatman used to travel through walking or by bus. The Kevat community also had difficulty in carrying their material. They are being given two wheelers. So far 50 beneficiaries have been benefitted under the scheme..

There will be canoe driving competition, Kaveri has done wonders
Chouhan said that there are many good swimmers and boat and canoe drivers in the Kewat community whose talent will be promoted. Canoe driving competition will be held in the Narmada river. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Kaveri Dhimar, a resident of Mandi, a small village in Sehore district, did wonders by winning seven gold medals for the state in the 31st National Senior Canoe Sprint Championship held in Himachal Pradesh in October last year. I gave an incentive of Rs 11 lakh to Kaveri on March 17, 2022. Other talented players of Kewat community will also be encouraged.