Mangaluru June 13, 2016: Minister for Fisheries Abhayachandra Jain has said that several measures will be taken to upgrade the fisheries sector in Dakshina Kannada.
Speaking at the review meeting held at DC Office on Monday June 13 he said that third phase development works of Mangaluru port is stagnant for want of funds.
One of the officers said that nearly Rs 31 crore is still required for the development works. If the Union Government has sanctioned Rs 57 crore so far, out of it Rs 55 crore has been already spent for the first two phases of works, he informed.
The Minister said the matter would be brought to the notice of the Chief Minister. The Minister was also visibly upset and irked when he came to know that some officials had abstained from the meeting.
Fisheries Department Chief Secretary Veerappa Gowda said that strict action will be taken against Kerala and Tamil Nadu boats which arrive in coastal area for fishing by violating the ban orders.
Nithin Kumar one of the fisherman at the meeting urged the minister to increase the quantity of subsidized diesel to 500 litres from the current 300 litres.
Fisher woman Geetha who was present in the meeting said many fish markets in the city were in a bad shape and had leaking roofs. We have sent a proposal to the national fisheries development cooperation to develop the market.
Responding to her complaint MLA JR Lobo assured to look into the matter and do the needful.
Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim and others were present.