Blue Revolution in India

Blue Revolution in India: Complete objectives & Results

Blue Revolution in India ( Neel Kranti )


Blue Revolution in India: The  government of  India had  undertaken  the  Blue Revolution  scheme  to improve  the food  security  of  India through   the  fishery  sector. The  most important  and  not so  famous  question of  the current  situation is “How  to improve  the living  standard  of our  farmers”, so  the  Blue  revolution in India  is  one  of  the answers  to this question. Our government  focused  on using  new technology  for increasing  fish  production  and  to achieve  double-digit growth  in the fishery  sector. This  initiative was started  in 2015 and  after just 3 years  India’s fish  production  has increased  by  19 percent.

Blue Revolution in India

What  is  the  objective of  Blue  Revolution?

1). To  improve  economic  growth of  the country

The  basic motive  of Blue revolution  is  to improve  economic  growth  of  country  or  to  improve  country’s  GDP through  an increase  in  food  production  and  food  processing.  Currently,  India’s  production  capacity  in  the fishery  sector  is  around  10  million  ton  and  our  target  to  achieve  15  million  ton at  the  end  of  2020.

2). Food security & nutritional security

The  most  important  objective  of  Blue  Revolution  is  to  improve  food  security  &  nutritional  security  of country  because  we  are  on  the  74th  rank  in  the  world  in  food  security. If  our  production  increases  then  the  price  level  of  the  fishery  will  decrease  and  it  will  become  affordable  for  poor  people  and  it  will increase  the  nutrition  level of  the  country.

3). Employment Generation

Development  in  fishery  sector  directly  improves  the  employment  and  in  India  including  wage  employment and  self-employment.  For  a  huge  increase  in  production,  we  need  a  huge  number  of  workers  because  the fishery  is  the  labor-intensive  sector. And  if   the  government   provides  opportunity   and  funds,  investors automatically  attract  towards  this  sector  and  self-employment  in  this  sector  will  increase.

4).Full utilization of water Resources

Another  important  objective  of  the  blue  revolution  is  full  utilization  of  water  resources  of  the  country. This initiative  provides  the  incentive  to  conserve  water  resources  and  increase  the  number  of  ponds, which  is very  important  to  maintain  the  groundwater  level  of  the  country.

5). Increase  Income of farmer

Most  important  but  not  so  famous  question  of  current  time  is  to  how  to  improve  the  standard  of  living  of  our  farmers. So,  Blue  revolution  is  the  initiative  that  helps  the  farmers  to  increase  the  income  and  living standard.

Blue Revolution in India


Current Profile of Fishery Sector in India


India  is  the  2nd  largest  fishery  producer  in  the  world  after  China  but  the  gap  between  this  two  countries is   huge.  According   to  recent  stats,  India  annual  fishery  production  is  around  10  million  ton ( inland  fishery accounted  5.6  million  ton  and  the  marine  fishery  is  about  3.4  million  ton) and  China  manages  its  production  is  about  60  million  ton.

Important Component of Blue Revolution in India

1.  National  Fisheries  Development   Board  (NFDB)
2.  Institutional  Arrangement  for  Fishery  Sector  in  India
3.  National  Welfare  Scheme  for  Fisherman
4.  Development  of  Technology  in  Marine  fisheries  and  provide  growth  opportunities  in  this  sector
5.  Improve  the  accuracy  in  the  database  and  geographical  information  provided  to  fisherman
6.  Fisheries  Infrastructure  Development  Fund


Blue Revolution in India

What  is  Fisheries  Infrastructure  Development  Fund (FIDF)?

The  government  of  India  is  planning  to  set  up  Fisheries  Infrastructure  Development  Fund  in  which  farmers and  entertainer  in  this  sector  will  provide  the  loan  in  a  low-interest  rate. Following  highlighting  points  of FIDF

1.  Finance  will  be  provided  at  6%  rate  of  interest  for  the  infrastructure  project.
2.  The  repayment  period  will  be  12  years.
3.  7500  crores  of  the  fund  are  set  up  for  this  scheme.
4.  Target  to  achieve  15  million  ton  fishery  production  by  2020.


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