Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy laid the foundation
stone for four fishing harbours in the State on the occasion of the World
Fisheries Day. The harbours will come up at JuvvalaDinne in Nellore, Uppada in
East Godavari district, Nizampatnam in Guntur district and Machilipatnam in
Krishna district in south and central Andhra Pradesh according to local press
Cost of four fishing
harbours Rs 1,600 cr
The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone for 25 aqua hubs in the State.
The State government had decided to set up Ten fishing harbours in the State at
an estimated cost of Rs 4500 crore. The total cost of the four fishing harbours
to be constructed in the first phase is Rs 1,600 crore .
In the first phase, tenders have been called for the four fishing harbours
at Juvvaladinne, Nizampatnam,
Machilipatnam and Uppada costing around Rs 1600 crore and the government
aims at completing them in the next two years. The tenders will be finalised in
the second week of December.
Although Andhra Pradesh has the second longest coastline of about 1000 kilometers
in the country, successive government y neglected the maritime activity and
established only small fishing harbours.
Through the new fishing harbours, it is expected that an additional 2.37
lakh tonnes of fish and prawns worth nearly Rs 500 crore will be added. .
will be developing these green energy harbours with modern facilities
The State government will be developing these green energy harbours with
modern facilities such as cold storage units, fish processing units, chill centres,
boat handling, and repair facilities. It is also planned to provide one or two
coastal cargo berths in the fishing harbours, wherever feasible, to facilitate
Along with the Ten fishing harbours, the State government has decided to
develop one aqua hub each in every assembly constituency, depending on
feasibility. The main objective of the aqua hubs is to provide better quality
fish, prawns and other seafood and improve the domestic consumption, thereby
Fish and other seafoods are rich in nutrients and recommended for
consumption to improve immunity. Further, to ensure optimum remunerative price
for the aqua farmers, the aqua hubs which will be managed by Aqua Farmers