AP Govt Launched 'YSR Mathsyakara Bharosa' Scheme For Fishermen

AP Govt Launched ‘YSR Mathsyakara Bharosa’ Scheme For Fishermen

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AP Govt Launched ‘YSR Mathsyakara Bharosa’ Scheme For Fishermen

Andhra Pradesh government launched AP YSR Matsyakara Bharosa Scheme on 21 November 2019
Recently AP govt. on 6 May 2020 begins disbursement of Rs. 10,000 to fishermen under AP YSR Matsyakara Bharosa Yojana

What the Government does under this scheme?

  • Under this scheme, govt. provides financial assistance to fishermen operating mechanised, motorised and non-motorised fishing nets
  • Fishermen receives Rs. 10,000 from earlier amount of Rs. 4,000 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.
  • AP govt extends benefits of scheme to fishermen who have already benefited from Rythu Bharosa, Vahana Mitra and YSR Pension Kanuka schemes
  • Fishermen who received Rythu Bharosa, Vahana Mitra, pension benefits will even get holiday assistance under the scheme

AP YSR Matsyakara Bharosa Scheme 2020

  • AP Government increased assistance of Rs. 10,000 (previously Rs. 4,000) to fishermen amid COVID-19 lockdown
  • AP YSR Matsyakara Bharosa Scheme beneficiaries to get increased diesel subsidy of Rs. 9 per litre which was Rs. 6.03 earlier
  • AP govt identified 81 filing stations for this purpose
  • Earlier, financial assistance given to those fishermen who uses mechanised and motorized boats
  • But the current dispensation would extend benefits to even those fishermen who uses hunting rafts
  • A total number of 1.09 lakh families of fishermen would be benefited from AP YSR Matsyakara Nestham Scheme
  • Along with that ex-gratia provided to fishermen families who died of hunting been raised from Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh
  • All the fishermen in 18 to 60 years of age group can avail this benefit

What are the other Benefits for Fishermen in AP

  • Integrated aqa labs setup in 46 locations at Rs. 56.53 crore
  • These labs are going to test quality of water, sand, feed and seeds for the benefit of aquaculturists
  • AP govt also allocated Rs. 720 crore to provide power to aqua farmers at cost of Rs. 1.5 per unit to benefit around 53,550 farmers
  • Other major decisions are to provide rights to fishermen on canals on lease at a nominal cost and provision of input subsidy

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