PM Modi launches fisheries, animal husbandry schemes in poll-bound Bihar -Gyan Varma and Anuja

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published Published on Sep 10, 2020   modified Modified on Sep 12, 2020

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* The PMMSY scheme is part of the 20 trillion stimulus package announced earlier this year by the Union government. PM Modi also announced the launch of e-Gopala mobile app, that provides solutions on issues related to livestock to the farmers.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched 20,050 crore-Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) aimed at developing the country’s fisheries sector sustainably.

The virtual conference also witnessed the launch of other initiatives related to animal husbandry and fisheries in Bihar, which is all set to go for assembly elections in October-November this year.

The PMMSY scheme is part of the 20 trillion stimulus package announced earlier this year by the Union government. PM Modi also announced the launch of e-Gopala mobile app, that provides solutions on issues related to livestock to the farmers.

Launching the scheme with the slogan Jai Kisan (Farmers), Jai Vigyan (Science), Jai Anusandhan (Reserach), Modi said “The PM Kisan Samman Nidhi has directly transferred money to the bank accounts of more than 10 crore farmers of the country. There are also about 75 lakh farmers in Bihar alone. So far, about 6 thousand crore rupees have been deposited in the bank accounts of farmers of Bihar." The virtual event was attended by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi from Patna.

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