Blue Revolution for Competitive exam

Blue Revolution

Blue Revolution: Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries’ Foreseeing high potential, the Hon’ble Prime Minister has called for “a revolution” in the fisheries sector and has named it as “Blue Revolution”. The Blue Revolution, with its multi-dimensional activities, focuses mainly on increasing fisheries production and productivity from aquaculture and fisheries resources, both inland and marine.


To increase the overall fish production in a responsible and sustainable manner for economic prosperity

To modernize the fisheries with special focus on new technologies

To ensure food and nutritional security

To generate employment and export earnings

To ensure inclusive development and empower fishers and aquaculture farmers


Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries has accordingly restructured the scheme by merging all the ongoing schemes under an umbrella of Blue Revolution. The restructured scheme provides focused development and management of fisheries, covering inland fisheries, aquaculture, marine fisheries including deep sea fishing, mariculture and all activities undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB).

The restructured Centrally Sponsored Scheme on Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries formulated at a total Central outlay of 3000 crore for five years has the following components:

(a) National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) and its activities,

(b) Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture,

(c) Development of Marine Fisheries, Infrastructure and Post-Harvest Operations,

(d) Strengthening of Database & Geographical Information System of the Fisheries Sector,

(e) Institutional Arrangement for Fisheries Sector and

(f) Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) and other need-based Interventions.

(g) National Scheme of Welfare of Fishers

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