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820 Tamil fishermen trapped in Iran, send SOS videos begging GOI to rescue them by Karuna John April 02, 2020   |  Source: Sabrang India

“We have no water, we are boiling sea water to drink, we have no food, we are going to die,” says the young man in Tamil, in a desperate tone that you can sense, coming from a parched throat. He looks like he has not had a proper meal in days, his fri...

India: COVID-19 related relief measures order tracker online April 02, 2020   |  Source: COVID INDIA

This website http://covid-india.in/ have compiled a list of all government orders for each state for the migrants and poor in one single place for anyone working on the relief work to access. You can access orders and the summary of each order on the w...

Bangladesh: Steps taken to meet milk, egg, fish, meat demands: minister April 02, 2020   |  Source: The Daily Star

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim today said the government has taken all necessary steps to address the demand of milk, eggs, fish and meat amid growing concern over the spread of coronavirus. "According to the World Health Organization, p...

Gujarat: Nearly 25,000 fishermen are stranded in boats anchored in the port areas April 02, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Nearly 25,000 fishermen are stranded in boats anchored in the port areas of Porbandar, Veraval and Mangrol for the past one week owing to the lockdown. While fishing activity has stopped, these fishermen are not allowed to leave the port and it becoming i...

Rainfall decreasing over key agrarian states in Ganga, Brahmaputra river basins: IMD study by Anjali Marar April 01, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Rainfall received over the Ganga and Brahmaputra river basins during the Southwest Monsoon season has decreased in the last three decades, according to a study by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). This covers the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, W...

Government of India orders that "NO" termination of migrant fishworkers during lock down April 01, 2020   |  Source : Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Department of Fisheries

To inform that it has brought to the notice of this Department that due the 21 days lockdown imposed with effect from the midnight of the 23rd March, 2020 by the Government to combat novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a large number of migrant workers ...

Prawn farming feels pinch, lakhs affected in India by Basant Kumar Mohanty April 01, 2020   |  Source: Telegraph India

The coronavirus outbreak and the resultant lockdown has jeopardised the livelihood of 30 lakh families in rural India involved in prawn cultivation and export, according to farmers and processing plant officials. L. Satyanarayan from Andhra Pradesh had to...

Worli Koliwada in Maharashtra sealed due to coronavirus pandemic by Mrityunjay Bose April 01, 2020   |  Source: Deccan Herald

The Worli Koliwada in Mumbai that comes under the constituency of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's son Aditya has been sealed. Aditya, the state Tourism, Protocol and Environment Minister, is the MLA from Worli. The Worli Koliwad, the earlies...

Seafood prices skyrocket in Kendrapara, Odisha April 01, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Seafood prices have shot up in the coastal district with fishermen deciding not to venture into the sea during the 21-day lockdown period. Vendors in Kendrapara, Patkura, Mahakalapada, Rajnagar and other areas have jacked up prices of popular fish varieti...

Coronavirus: Bangladesh Navy deploys 9 ships to alert fishermen at sea April 01, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

The Bangladesh Navy has deployed nine ships to alert fishermen and their families in the coastal areas at sea and rivers to create awareness and take precautionary measures regarding the coronavirus spread. In order to raise awareness, the navy ships are ...

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