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Odisha: Odisha CM urges Centre for dredging of Mahanadi River mouth in Paradip March 23, 2017   |  Source: Odisha Sun Times

In a letter to Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari, Patnaik urged him to direct Paradip Port authorities for dredging of Mahanadi River mouth and navigational channel for Paradip fishing harbour. Describing Paradip fishing ...

Andhra Pradesh: Exclusive Fish Food Zone in Visakhapatnam soon by V Kamalakara Rao March 23, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

The port city will soon have AP's first Fish Food Zone (FFZ) on the lines of those in Chidambaram and Bengaluru. The zone will have 62 shops trading only dry fish, fresh water fish and marine fish as well as a restaurant serving fish delicacies. Freezers ...

Tamil Nadu: Moving Waters Film Festival at Chennai, 25-26 March 2017 March 23, 2017   |  Source: Moving Waters Film Festival

The Moving Waters Film Festival was conceived to showcase the grandeur of rivers and oceans, and highlight the issues plaguing them, to people living far away. Our seas and rivers sustain us in myriad ways, but we know little about them. We know less abou...

India and Bangladesh: The Power of Forests: Bangladesh: Sundarbans, the Life-giving Forest March 23, 2017   |  Source: Arte TV

On both sides of the Indo-Bangladeshi border, there grows an immense coastal forest: the Sundarbans mangrove. Protective and nurturing, millions of lives depend on safeguarding its future. The film can be downloaded from: http://www.arte.tv/guide/en/05...

India: India Ranked 131 on Human Development Index; Inequalities Continue by JAHNAVI SEN March 23, 2017   |  Source: The Wire

According to the UN Development Programme’s Human Development Report 2016, released on Tuesday (March 21), India ranks 131 of 188 when it comes to the Human Development Index (HDI). This puts it in the ‘medium’ category. The index is based on three ...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Portals on Digitized ID Cards for fishers, Adventure Sports Fishing launched March 23, 2017   |  Source: The Echo of India

A Portal on ‘ID Cards for Fishermen’ (digitized Identity cards to Fishermen of A&N Islands) and another Portal on ‘Adventure Sports Fishing’ (for Adventure Sports Fishing in A&N Islands) was launched by the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Mr...

Tamil Nadu: Saudi Arabia boat tragedy: Bodies of two Indian fishermen recovered by Julie Mariappan & J Arockiaraj March 23, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia to take urgent steps to search and rescue, P Nevil, one of the three Indian fishermen who went missing after ...

Tamil Nadu: Centre promises Rs 1,500 cr for deep-sea fishing March 22, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

The Centre has promised to provide Rs 500 crore every year for setting up infrastructure for deep-sea fishing for Tamil Nadu fishermen who often come under attack from Sri Lankan Navy for venturing into the island nation's territorial waters. State financ...

India: Govt plans to ease coastal rules, allow land reclamation for commercial use by Amitabh Sinha , Amitav Ranjan March 22, 2017   |  Source: Indian Express

Bringing in some significant changes in the way it governs its coasts, the government is moving to remove the ban on reclamation of land in coastal areas for commercial or entertainment purposes while also allowing tourism activities even in ecologically ...

India: India gives Ganges, Yamuna rivers same rights as a human by Nirmala George March 22, 2017   |  Source: USA Today

Two of India’s most iconic rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Hindus in the country, have been given the status of living entities to save them from further harm caused by widespread pollution. The High Court in the northern state of Uttarakh...

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