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World News: Stranded seafarers: A “humanitarian crisis” September 17, 2020   |  Source: ILO

ILO and other UN bodies want member States to take urgent action to help hundreds of thousands of seafarers left stranded by COVID-19 restrictions. The ILO and other UN agencies and bodies are calling on governments to eliminate without delay all obstacle...

India: Sand mining is an underrated threat by ABHISHEKH R GANESH September 17, 2020   |  Source: The Statesman

Vinay Kumar, a 22 year-old labourer who works for a sand miner, sat on the banks of River Sone and said, “We are definitely in deep trouble. The river-bed has dropped at least 6 feet since I began mining as a teenager.” Sone River of central India is ...

India: Govt took unprecedented measure for labour welfare & employment generation during Covid-19 pandemic: Labour and Employment Minister September 17, 2020   |  Source: News on Air

Union Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar today said that “a number of unprecedented steps have been taken by the Union Government for labour welfare and employment including for migrant workers across India during COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Odisha, Karnataka and Kerala: Heavy to very heavy falls likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Odisha, Coastal & South Interior Karnataka and Kerala during 19th-20th September, 2020 September 17, 2020   |  Source: Orissa Diary

According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre/Regional Meteorological Centre, New Delhi of the India Meteorological Department (IMD): Significant Weather Features - The Monsoon Trough lies to the north of its normal position. Western end of...

Tamil Nadu: Villagers demand better basic amenities September 17, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Demanding better basic amenities in their village, residents of Keezh Seithalai under Chandragiri panchayat in Ottapidaaram taluk submitted a petition to Collector Sandeep Nanduri on Monday. They staged a demonstration in front of the Collectorate to high...

Karnataka: Coastal dists to get mega seafood parks September 17, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) on Thursday, the Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation (KFDC) is hoping to set up mega seafood parks in three coastal districts of Karnataka under the scheme. ...

Sri Lanka: Lankan fishermen protest Indian trawlers allegedly trespassing sea boundary September 16, 2020   |  Source: Outlook India

Fishermen in Sri Lanka''s northern Jaffna peninsula are protesting against Indian trawlers allegedly trespassing their sea boundary and taking up illegal fishing expeditions. The fishermen handed a communique to the Indian Consul General in Jaffna S Balac...

Maharashtra: Amid coastal reclamation, 2,000 sq metre foreshore off Juhu beach goes under water by Sandeep A Ashar September 16, 2020   |  Source: The Indian Express

Life as he knew it has literally gone under water for 61-year-old Shankar Mangela, as he rows his boat through what used to be a sandy beach where he and other fishermen docked their boats and dried their fish until a few months ago. At a time when Mumbai...

Maharashtra: Need dedicated road from sea: Worli Koliwada villagers by Sweety Adimulam September 16, 2020   |  Source: Free Press Journal

Pointing to the urgency with which the Coastal Road project is being executed, residents of Worli Koliwada village have urged the government to address their needs too, and have demanded a road on stilts over the sea to connect the village to the Worli Se...

Maharashtra: Fishermen’s body seeks action against govt officials for allowing unregistered boats at sea amid Covid restrictions by Omkar Gokhale September 16, 2020   |  Source: The Indian Express

The Bombay High Court has directed the state government to respond to a plea filed by the fishermen community seeking action against Fisheries department officials for allegedly violating Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and allowing hundreds of boats witho...

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