Updated December 17th, 2023 at 11:11 IST

Inland fish production in India up by 35% between FY19 and FY23-Govt

The annual growth of production of fish stood at 8.18 per cent in FY23, which was the highest in the last four years.

Reported by: Business Desk
Pakistani fisherman | Image:AP
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The inland fish production in the country rose from 97.2 lakh tonnes in 2018-2019 to the highest production level of 131.13 tonnes in FY23, Minister for Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Parshottam Rupala told the parliament. The minister was replying to a question in the parliament. The annual growth of production of fish stood at 8.18 per cent in FY23, which was the highest in the last four years. The growth rate in 2019-2020 stood at 7.37 per cent. The growth rate sharply rose to 8.18 per cent in FY23. 

On the other hand, the production also sharply rose from 97.2 lakh tonnes in 2018-2019 to 104.37 lakh tonnes in 2019-2020. Similarly, the production went up sharply in FY20 to FY22 to 121.21 lakh tonnes, and finally to 131.13 tonnes in FY23. 

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The minister also clarified that the government of India has taken various initiatives and programs to boost fish production in the country which includes integrated development and management of fisheries during the period from 2015-16 to 2019-20 with the central outlay of Rs 3000 crore and Implementation of flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) scheme. 

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 11:11 IST