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SAGAR PARIKRAMA

 

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The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying will inaugurate the ‘Sagar Parikrama’  to know the problems of Coastal Fisher people.

  • It is a navigation journey to be conducted in all coastal states/UTs through a pre-decided sea route to demonstrate solidarity with all fisherfolk, fish farmers and concerned stakeholders.
  • The Parikrama will start from Mandvi, Gujarat  in  1 st phase and will be organised in other districts of Gujarat and other State/UTs in subsequent phases.
  • The first leg of ‘Sagar Parikrama’ shall start on March 2022 from Mandvi and end at Porbandar on March 2022.
  • The Rukmavati River is a south flowing river originating in the central Kutch District and empties into the Arabian Sea.
  • It will also conduct interaction programmes with fishermen, fisher communities and stakeholders in these locations.

 

Importance of  Sagar Parikrama

  • Generate Employment opportunities.
  • Good revenue generation for the economy.
  • Rise in GDP growth.
  • Proper utilisation  of resources of marine fisheries.
  • Increases food  security of the nation.
  • It will increase the export of Marine products.
  • Improve the livelihood of the people.
  • It will boost our Aquaculture of the Indian Economy.

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