Giriraj Singh, the Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Minister of India, on the 5th of September, announced Rs. 750 crores for the development of fisheries in Andhra Pradesh.
Mr. Singh said the Government of India (GoI) sanctioned Rs.750 crores to the Andhra Pradesh Government and is trying to sanction additional Rs. 150 crores.
The announcement came after Giriraj Singh’s recent visit to the Rajiv Gandhi Fisheries Aquaculture Centre in Unguturu mandal, Krishna district.
The Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) ministers and fisheries’ officials met Giriraj Singh on the 5th of September, during his visit to AP. During the meeting, the YSRCP officials explained the fish cultivation in the State and the district.
Giriraj Singh addressed the media and shared the view of the Government of India behind sanctioning the amount. He said the Central Government wants to increase the fish production from 3 tonnes per acre to 6 tonnes per acre in India and sanctioning funds for fisheries in AP is a step for the same.
Highlighting the profit from aqua exports, Giriraj Singh said after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power, India had a profit of Rs. 47,000 crores.
With the amount given to the YSRCP Government for fisheries, fish production will enhance in Andhra Pradesh.
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