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CCEA Okays Rs 7,522 cr fund for creating infrastructure for fisheries sector

The government approved a crore fund of Rs 7,522 for the creation of infrastructure in the fisheries and aquaculture sector to increase annual fish production to 20 million tonnes by 2022-2023 and generate more than 9 40 000 jobs. Fish production in India is estimated at about 12 million tonnes per year, A statement said that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has agreed to the creation of a Special Fund for Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development.