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Livelihood support for Sagarmala affected fishermen under coastal community development

Coastal Community Development is an important objective of the Sagarmala Programme. For the welfare of fishermen community, MoPSW is part-funding fishing harbour projects in convergence with Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAH&D).

There are 28 fishing harbour projects (Rs. 2,598 Cr) identified under Sagarmala for implementation by various agencies. Out of which, 17 projects (Rs. 1,694 Cr) have been partially funded under Sagarmala. 9 funded fishing harbour projects have been completed, state and district wise details of these projects is annexed [ Annexure-I].

All Sagarmala projects are being implemented by respective agencies and due process of impact assessment with regards to socio-economic (PAP, R&R, etc.) and environment is done by respective implementing agencies.

On the skill development front, skill gap study of 21 coastal districts (spread across 9 states and 3 UTs), has been completed.  Domain ministries & concerned state governments have been asked to implement the district action plans.

In addition, MoPSW is funding skill development under Sagarmala-DDU-GKY Convergence programme Phase-I and II to enableskilling of coastal population to meet the need of growing maritime industry thereby leading to sustainable inclusive growth in the coastal areas under Sagarmala Programme.Details of person trained and placed through DDUGKY is annexed[Annexure II].

Sagarmala Programme of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is implementing the projects for development of fishing harbour and fish landing centres in convergence with Pradhan Mantri MatsyaSampada Yojana (PMMSY) of MoFAH&D.

The PMMSY inter-alia envisages creating gainful employment opportunities to about 5.5 million in fisheries and allied activities by 2024-25 through promotion of inland fisheries and aquaculture, ornamental fisheries, cold water fisheries, development and management of post-harvest and cold chain infrastructure, fish marketing etc.

Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways undertook third party evaluation of their scheme / funded proejcts which included the pillar of Coastal Community Development projects.



State Name of Project TPC (Rs Cr)
Tamil Nadu Fishing harbour at Kuthakal, Kunthukul 74
Tamil Nadu Fishing harbor at Mookaiyur in Ramanathapuram District 114
Tamil Nadu Construction of a fishing harbour at Poompuhar in Nagapattinam District 148
Tamil Nadu Expansion of fishing harbour at Chinnamuttomin Kanyakumari District 74
Karnataka Third stage expansion including modernisation of the existing fishing harbour of Malpe in Udupi District 50
Karnataka Modernisation of the existing fishing harbour at Amadalli in Uttara Kannada 19
Kerala Construction of Fishing Harbour at Thalai in Kannur District 35
Kerala Construction of Mini Fishing Harbour Chettuva in Thrissur District 30
Maharashtra Stage II expansion of Mirkawada Fishing Harbour in Ratnagiri District 75


Annexure II

Physical achievement of Phase I of Sagarmala-DDU GKY convergence programme


State Trained Placed
Andhra Pradesh 40 36
Karnataka 320 248
Maharashtra 981 453
Odisha 388 206
Tamil Nadu 249 200
Grand Total 1978 1143


This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Shantanu Thakur in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.


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