Report Fish Disease (RFD) App

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The Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying will launch the Report Fish Disease (RFD) App at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

About Report Fish Disease App

  • It has been developed with a view to strengthen the farmer- and for based disease reporting systemimproving the reporting of aquatic animal diseases in the country
  • The app has been under National developed by ICAR-NBFGR Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD).
  • Funded under Pradhan Mantri MatsyaSampadaYojana by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India.


  • It will help the farmers in reporting the incidence of diseases finfish, shrimps, and molluscs on their farms with the field-level officers and fish health experts
  • This shall help farmers in getting scientific advice for the efficient management of the disease.
  • The data regarding the diseases will be stored on temporal & and can be used for mapping the disease cases. spatial scales
  • It would support farmers in improving farmer-based reporting, , getting scientific advice, and reducing losses due to diseasesthereby increasing farmers’ income.

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana

  • Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) was launched in through the sustainable 2020 to bring about Blue Revolution development of the fisheries sector over a period of five years (2020-2025).
  • It is a flagship scheme for focused and sustainable development the fisheries sector in the country has the objective to harness the potential of fisheries sector in a sustainable, responsible, inclusive and equitable manner

Aims & Objectives of the scheme

  • It aims at enhancing fish production by an additional 70 lakh tonnes by 2024-25.
  • Increasing fisheries export earnings to Rs.1,00,000 crore by 2024-25.
  • Doubling of incomes of fishers and fish farmers, reducing post-harvest losses from 20-25%
  • Enhance fisheries sector’s contribution to overall agricultural Gross Value Added (GVA) and exports.
  • Provide social, economic and physical security to fish farmers and fishermen.


  • It has two components
  • The with a non-Central Sector Scheme (CS) component beneficiary-oriented scheme and a Beneficiary oriented scheme (Central Assistance for General Category – 40%; SC/ST/Women – 60%).
  • A also with a non-Central Sponsored Scheme (CSS) component beneficiary-oriented scheme and Beneficiary oriented scheme. The different break-ups of funding are: Central Assistance for Northeastern States – 90%, Other States – 60%; and UTs – 100%.

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