Centre’s policies will ensure India becomes hub for Seafood exports: PM Modi
KOCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said that the Central government’s policies will help India in becoming a hub for seafood exports. He also mentioned that the Centre is encouraging the use of the latest technology that will help the fishermen to navigate waters.
While addressing a recent event of key development project launches in Kerala via video-conferencing, the PM said, “Today we are celebrating Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s birthday today. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had a special relationship with the coasts of India. On one hand, he built a strong navy, on the other, he worked hard on coastal development and the welfare of fishermen. We are continuing this vision.”
“India is investing in the blue economy. We value the efforts of our fishermen. Our efforts for the fishermen community are based on more credits, increased technology, top-quality infrastructure and supportive government policies. Fishermen now have access to Kisan Credit Cards,” he added.
The Prime Minister also said that a fish harbor has been announced in Kochi in Union Budget 2021-22.
“We are encouraging the use of the latest technology that will help them navigate the waters. Work is underway to modernize the ports they use. The government policies will ensure India becomes a hub for seafood exports,” he said.