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Parshottam Rupala to Lead "National Conference on KCC for Fisheries", Tomorrow in Mumbai

The "National Conference on KCC for Fisheries" is held to resolve immediate on-ground issues and is jointly organized by the Department of Fisheries (DoF) and the Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying (DAHD).

Parvathy Pillai
The conference is held to resolve immediate on-ground issues. (Image Courtsey: @CSCegov_)
The conference is held to resolve immediate on-ground issues. (Image Courtsey: @CSCegov_)

Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala will chair a one-day “National Conference on KCC for Fisheries” on September 4, 2023, at Yashwantrao Chavan Centre in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The conference is held to resolve immediate on-ground issues and is jointly organized by the Department of Fisheries (DoF) and the Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying (DAHD).

National Conference on KCC for Fisheries

  • Minister Parshottam Rupala will distribute Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) to eligible fishermen and fishers during the event

  • He will interact with and address the gathering in accordance with the discussion during the conference and the way forward from welfare and policy perspectives. The interaction between all the stakeholders will pave the way for addressing issues and give long-term and practical solutions for a seamless flow of available credit with simplified processes, checks, and balances

  • Special addresses will be shared by representatives from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Department of Financial Services (DFS), and the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

  • Guidelines/SOPs on KCC in vernacular language will also be distributed.

Representatives from the Fisheries Department of States/UTs, NFDB and other relevant Departments/Ministries, KCC beneficiaries, fishermen, fish farmers, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders from across the nation are expected to participate. The program is being organized in hybrid mode and is expected to have around 500 participants.

National Conference on KCC for Fisheries: List of Dignitaries Attending the Event

  • Dr L Murugan, Minister of State, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry

  • Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Minister of State, Ministry of Finance

  • Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister for Fisheries, Government of Maharashtra

  • Radhakrishna Eknathrao Vikhepatil, Minister for Revenue, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, Government of Maharashtra

  • Alka Upadhyaya, Secretary, DAHD

  • Dr Abhilaksh Likhi, Secretary, DoF

  • Varsha Joshi, Joint Secretary (Inland Fisheries), Additional Secretary, DAHD

  • Sagar Mehra, Joint Secretary (Inland Fisheries), DoF

  • Dr L Narasimha Murthy, Chief Executive, National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)

Kisan Credit Card: Significance

The Kisan Credit Card is a tool for financial inclusion and collaboration where activities like fisheries, agriculture, animal husbandry, and dairying are treated as vital components for livelihood and income generation for large numbers of poor and marginal farmers and fishers. 

The Kisan Credit Card scheme was launched by the Government of India in 2018-19 to fisheries and animal husbandry farmers to help them meet their working capital requirements. Reserve Bank of India issued the guidelines on KCC to fishers and fish farmers on February 4, 2019.
Later, to streamline the process of credit delivery through KCC to the Animal Husbandry and Fisheries farmers, a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)/Guidelines was issued in consultation with the stakeholders including the Ministry of AHDF, RBI, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Indian Bank’s Association (IBA).

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