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India: Thousands of farmers to get employment with govt’s new cold chain projects in these states by Samrat Sharma September 02, 2020   |  Source: Financial Express

27 projects were approved under PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY) and is estimated to provide direct and indirect employment for 16,200 farmers. The agriculture sector may see a flood of employment opportunities as the new integrated cold chain projects are...

Maharashtra: Mumbai’s coastal road: Making land in a drowning city by Shweta Wagh, Hussain Indorewala & Aaran Patel September 02, 2020   |  Source: Scroll.In

This year, as the monsoons unleashed severe flooding in South Mumbai, we were presented with standard narratives of the disaster. The bureaucracy blamed the high-intensity rainfall and outdated infrastructure; the people blamed it on a lack of “politica...

Uttar Pradesh: 644 villages in 16 Uttar Pradesh districts affected by floods September 02, 2020   |  Source: National Herald

At least 644 villages in 16 districts of Uttar Pradesh have been inundated with flood waters, according to official sources. In a statement, Relief Commissioner said that these villages are located in Ambedkar Nagar, Ayodhya, Azamgarh, Bahraich, Ballia, B...

Andhra Pradesh: MSP, cold storage facilities should be provided to aqua farmers: AP CM September 01, 2020   |  Source: UNI India

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday said that aqua farmers should get MSP (Minimum Support Price) and the government should provide basic infrastructure for pre-primary and secondary processing. During a review meeting on Anima...

Andhra Pradesh: Fishermen leaving without ‘official’ permission by Arpit Basu September 01, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Though the government has made it mandatory for migrant fishermen to seek permission from collectors of their respective districts before leaving the state, many of them have reportedly left AP without seeking any permission. Fishermen association leaders...

Andhra Pradesh: On path to achieve 30% growth in fish production, claims Excise Minister V Srinivas Goud September 01, 2020   |  Source: The Hans India

A lot of focus is being given on give fillip to traditional occupations, the Minister for Prohibition and Excise V Srinivas Goud said. Releasing fish seedlings in the Bommakuru Reservoir in Narmetta mandal on Sunday, the minister said that the Telangana g...

Goa: Purse seiners to start season gradually by Nida Sayed September 01, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Owners of big fishing vessel, who could not commence activities till September 1 as most of their workers had returned to their respective states, are now hoping to begin the season. However, with a lot of the labour force yet to return to Goa, fishing ac...

Maharashtra: Mumbai Coastal Road Project Affects The Local Fishermen Of Haji Ali September 01, 2020   |  Source: Mumbai Live

The coastal road project at the Haji Ali coast has worried nearly 600 fisherfolk as it has started reclaiming the Lotus Jetty overlooking the Haji Ali Dargah. The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and a dargah located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the s...

Maharashtra: Fisher folk community feels farmers are getting special treatment by Alka Dhupkar September 01, 2020   |  Source: Mumbai Mirror

The Maharashtra Macchimar Kruti Samiti has raised questions over the different treatment given to farmers and fisher folk community in the state. Kiran Koli, the general secretary of the Samiti, told Mumbai Mirror, "On August 26, the state cabinet has ann...

Maldives: Gov't to halt export permits for two species of sea cucumber September 01, 2020   |  Source: Raajje MV

Maldives has stopped issuing permits to export two species of sea cucumber, from the island nation. The Ministry of Environment and Energy made the announcement via a publication in the government gazette on Thursday. As such, the announcement reads th...

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