How Jaljeevika boosts the livelihood and employment generation of aquapreneurs

Acting as a catalyst of change in the male-dominated occupation of fish farming, Jaljeevika has not only empowered women with financial independence but also given them social recognition in their community. ‘Matsya Sakhis’, as they are referred to, are responsible for educating farmers on how to prepare the pond, maintain the quality of pond water, and guide them on a day-to-day basis with respect to fish farming. With women acting as the backbone of the program, this initiative by Jaljeevika has helped in establishing women as farmers and fisheries extension agents.