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.
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.