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Boat tragedy : Sanction letters of Rs 6 lakh ex-gratia handed over to families of victims

Boat tragedy : Sanction letters of Rs 6 lakh ex-gratia handed over to families of victims


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Dec 03, 2020:    Sanction letters  of Rs 6 lakh ex-gratia   were handed  over to the families of the five deceased fishermen and one missing fisherman  in the  Shree Raksha boat mishap, at a solemn function held at the DC office meeting hall on December 3, Thursday.

 

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DK District in-charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary,  Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Mangaluru South MLA Vedavyas Kamath and Deputy Commissioner  Dr K V Rajendra were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Kota Srinivas Poojary said  the copies of the sanction letters were given today  as today is a government holiday  and added that the ex-gratia would be credited to the accounts of the concerned families by tomorrow.

The minister said though as per the provisions only Rs 6 lakh compensation could be granted, he said the local MLAs as well as MP would meet the Chief Minister seeking an additional compensation of Rs 4 lakhs.

He also stated that the Fisheries Department would be asked to make wearing of   life saving jackets mandatory for fishermen during fishing.


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