26/10/2021

‘Special seaweed park to be launched in TN on Nov 3’

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A multi-reason special economic zone for seaweed park will come up in Tamil Nadu as a pilot job to boost seaweed cultivation in the country. The foundation stone for it will be laid on November 3, claimed L Murugan, Union Minister of Condition for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, on Friday.

Provisions have been created in the Price range for the park, which will supply possibilities to women of all ages self-help groups (SHGs) belonging to the fishermen local community, claimed the Minister throughout an conversation with the editors of The Hindu Team.

“Seaweed is applied in organic urea and medicines. In Japan, it is applied in dishes,” he claimed.

The Centre has come up with the seaweed park proposal, as it is an rising sector with the probable to renovate the lifetime of coastal communities and supply employment in addition to additional revenue.

The Centre has proposed to supply gains to fishermen under the Kisan Credit history Playing cards (KCC) primarily based on their capability. “We are having the common running strategies (SOPs) completely ready,” he claimed.

Fishing harbours

The Union government ideas to double marine meals exports to 5 lakh tonnes above the up coming couple many years and, in the direction of this, it will modernise 5 fishing harbours matching world requirements. “Provisions experienced been created in the Price range for this. The ports will have services for export and cold storage,” claimed Murugan.

Stating that the Centre aims to double fishermen revenue under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, the Minister claimed an allocation of ₹20,000 crore has been created to stimulate fishermen to transform entrepreneurs.

Referring to the Rashtriya Gokul Mission, launched for the enhancement and conservation of indigenous cattle breed, Murugan claimed the Centre was eager on modernising the animal husbandry sector and managing disorders. “Recently, the Cupboard has authorised 1 lakh mobile veterinary clinics that will be delivered to the States no cost of cost,” he claimed. To a issue on the reluctance on the part of cattle proprietors to vaccinate their herds against foot-and-mouth ailment, he claimed the Centre would launch a campaign to unfold consciousness on vaccinating the cattle.

Dairy items

KCC is getting prolonged to dairy farmers, far too, and the Centre would lengthen all help to boost dairy items and exports. “We want dairy items to be exported and end imports. We require to reach self-sufficiency,” claimed Murugan. To a issue on the deep-sea fishing scheme that has created tardy development, he claimed the scheme would be bundled as part of an “overall large scheme”.

On the fishermen’s grievance that the cost of tuna longline vessel under the scheme getting fixed at ₹80 lakh was reduce than the vessel’s genuine cost, Murugan claimed it would be revised. “We asked the Cochin Shipyard to critique the cost. It has fixed the cost of the vessel at ₹1.3 crore,” he claimed.

The transformed cost was getting regarded and is awaiting complex approval, claimed the Minister. The cause for the fishermen’s grievance is that the Centre supplies 50 for every cent subsidy to SHGs and Fishers Producer Organisations to make the longline vessels. Correcting a low cost for it suggests they have to shell out more from their pockets.

On the animal husbandry sector searching for cultivation of genetically-modified crops to satisfy the growing demand from customers, Murugan claimed he would go as a result of the industry’s requires. The Minister claimed opposition to the Indian Marine Fishermen Invoice, 2021, handed by Parliament throughout the monsoon session, was “politically motivated”. The Invoice experienced diluted some of the penal provisions against fishermen in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, he claimed.

“It (monthly bill) does not impact any fishermen. States can act against any international intrusion only up to twelve nautical miles. Just after that, they cannot get any action. Less than the new law, intruding vessels can be detained and fined up to ₹40 lakh,” he claimed.

Farm guidelines

On protests against the farm guidelines by farmer associations and Opposition events, Murugan claimed they ended up confined only to Punjab, sections of Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh. “Have farmers in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka or Madhya Pradesh protested? Vested interests are driving these protests,” he claimed.

The Minister claimed the Foodstuff Corporation of India would carry on to procure under the minimum aid rate programme.