The new budget 2021-22 comes with the hope of a new rise in agriculture, fisheries, animal husbandry industries. The people engaged with seafood exporters, fishermen of Odisha’s Paradip are happy and welcomed the Union budget and the announcement of developing fishing harbor and main fishing landing center in Jagatsinghpur district.
The Finance Minister announced the five major harbor centers including Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Petuaghat in West Bengal, Kochi in Kerala, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
The proposal of Rs 30 crore to modernize the state’s biggest fishing harbor at Paradip was submitted the last year in May 2020 to the Union Minister of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Farming.
The funds raised with the demand of improving the infrastructure and promote seafood under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana.
The government of Odisha and the Joint Director of Fisheries Pabitra Behera welcomed with an announcement of the Finance Minister on the Union Budget session 2021-22 in giving the green signal for the project and providing with the fund.
Under the project of fisheries harbor center, the government plans to upgrade the hygiene standards.
45,000 tonnes of seafood worth Rs 3,200 crores exported by 32 companies in Odisha in the year 2019-20. Paradip contributed Rs 500 crore for fishing. The government of Odisha welcomed the budget with the hope of starting the work soon and the harbor will be able to get the hygiene requirements soon.