Govt to spend Rs 108.91 Cr on modernization of Paradip Fishing Harbour

Union Ministers Parshottam Rupala and Sarbananda Sonowal will lay the foundation stone for the project on modernization and upgradation of Paradip Fishing Harbour on 8th January 2024 at Paradip, Odisha

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New Delhi: Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala and Minister for Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal will lay the foundation stone for the project on modernization and upgradation of Paradip Fishing Harbour on 8th January, 2024 at Paradip, Odisha.
Central Government has accorded approval to the proposal of Paradip Port Authority for Modernization and Upgradation of Paradip Fishing Harbour at a total estimated cost of Rs 108.91 Crore with 100% central financial assistance under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) in convergence with Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways under Sagarmala Scheme. This fishing harbour project is implemented by Paradip Port Authority with a completion period of 18 months.
Paradip Fishing Harbour with an enclosed area of about 43 acres is one of major fishing harbours in Odisha located on the right bank of river Mahanadi, 2 km upstream of river mouth in Jagatsinghpur District. The harbour was initially designed to accommodate 370 numbers of 10 m vessel, 80 numbers of 13 m vessel and 50 numbers of 15 m vessel and traditional crafts. At present about 640 numbers of 15 m vessel and 100 numbers of 9 m Gill Netter (FRP boats) are utilising the harbour facilities.
The modernization and upgradation of the Paradip Fishing Harbour will improve its hygienic conditions and make the harbour clean, pollution free, aesthetically good looking by upgrading existing facilities, providing new, efficient and essential infrastructure facilities, mechanizing the fish process and good management practices by efficient management body. This modernization of Fishing Harbour will improve the lives of the thousands of Fishermen and allied workers who depend on the harbour for their livelihood. The modernization and value-addition activities taken up under the aforementioned project will also generate new employment opportunities of skilled and unskilled nature.
The project on modernization and upgradation of Paradip Fishing Harbour envisages construction of a new Auction Hall, new Commercial Complex, Extension of Quay Wall, Shore Protection Works, Renovation of existing Auction Hall, Gear Shed, Fish Packing Shed, Ice crushing hall, first aid centre, raising of compound wall, electrical works, overhead water tank, solar power plant, solar lights, navigational aids/radio communication equipment, ETP, Fire Fighting Equipment, Market Complex and paving of roads, landscaping with other ancillary utilities & services etc.