Bengaluru/Mangaluru: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday proposed to implement 'Karnataka Matsya Vikasa Yojana" to encourage fishermen to adopt modern fishing technologies. For this project, Rs.1.5 crore would be provided in the year 2020-21. Presenting the 2020-21 budget in the Legislative Assembly, Yediyurappa said, "A new fish harbour is being constructed at Kulayi in Mangaluru taluk. For the purpose of augmenting the exports of this region, a modern Coastal Fish Export Plant would be established at an expenditure of Rs.12.50 crore, under the Sagaramala Project of the Central Government and in partnership with the State Government." "Backwater aquaculture, commonly called as coastal aquaculture, plays an important role in the overall development of the country and the state. To strengthen this backwater fishing, a backwater fish seedlings production centre would be established at Mulki at an expenditure of Rs. 2 crore. " he added. He further said, "The fisher-women are more active in fish selling activities. For the purpose of helping the fisher-women to expeditiously transport fish from the fish landing centre to the market, two wheelers are proposed to be provided to 1000 fisher-women under the “Mahila Meenugara Sabaleekarana” scheme. This scheme will be implemented at an expenditure of Rs. 5 crore." "Fishing harbours and fish landing stations are supplementary facilities for strong fishery. In this direction, Government has proposed to construct a fishing harbour in Hejamadikodi of Udupi District with the partnership of Central Government at an expenditure of Rs.181 crore as per the revised estimates," CM informed. Hangarakatte harbour of Udupi district will be developed at an expenditure of Rs.130 crore and For the development of the fishing harbour of Karwar in Uttara Kannada district and infrastructure, Rs. 4 crore will be provided. The works of the second phase of the outer harbour, which is under construction at Maravanthe in Byndoor Taluk of Udupi District will be completed at an expenditure of Rs.85 crore and will be made available for use by fishermen. Rs. 2 crore will be provided for the development works in Koderi fishing harbour of Udupi district.
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