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Kerala: Plan for rehabilitation of fisherfolk June 20, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

The LDF government’s first budget will have a proposal for comprehensive rehabilitation of fisherfolk, Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty Amma has said. She was speaking after inaugurating a seminar organised by Kerala Swathanthra Matsya Thozhilali Federat...

Tamil Nadu: Camps to be held for issuing ID cards June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Bharat Electronics Limited will conduct special camps from June 20, Monday, in all coastal villages in the district to provide biometric identity cards to fishermen and fisherwomen as part of measures to bolster coastal security. The Bengaluru-based compa...

Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh Govt to extend insurance cover for fishermen June 20, 2016   |  Source: Telugu People  | Copyright: 2000-2016 TeluguPeople.com

Andhra Pradesh Minister for Agriculture Prattipati Pulla Rao said the State Government would extend insurance cover to the fishermen community in the state. Pulla Rao said that the fisheries department would attract Rs. 16,000 crore foreign direct investm...

Odisha: Fisheries office gheraoed over subsidy dues June 20, 2016   |  Source: Orissa Post  | Copyright: 2015. Orissapost All Rights Reserved.

A group of fishermen gheraoed the office of the additional fisheries officer (marine) demanding payment of government subsidy here in Ganjam district Friday. The fishermen alleged they were deprived of boats, engines and fishing nets through government su...

West Bengal: In the Sundarbans, Hindu devotees offer 'bhog' to Muslim goddess for protection from tigers by Saadia Azim June 20, 2016   |  Source: First Post  | Copyright: 2014 Firstpost

Fifty-five year old Bhabotaron Paik is a forest guard at the Neitidopani forest reserve in the faraway western edge of Sundarbans jungles. But before he dons his khaki uniform every day, he bathes, wears his dhoti and puts on an orange gamchha (stole) on ...

Rajasthan: Amending wetland rules would dilute them June 20, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Frowning on the government's move to amend the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules 2010, some environment conscious groups of the city have observed that the government is attempting to dilute the provisions by presenting amended draft rule 2016....

India: Consultation on revitalizing Indian fisheries education June 20, 2016   |  Source: ENA India

Tamil Nadu Fisheries University organized an expert consultation on “Revitalizing Indian Fisheries Education” at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu. Deputy Director General (DDG) J.K. Jena (Fisheries), Indian Council for ...

Bangladesh and India: Delhi-Dhaka power project headed for financial mess: Think tank by Jyoti Mukul June 20, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015, Business Standard Ltd.

A US-based think tank says the Bangladesh-India Maitree project for a coal-based power unit could “effectively end up in a financial mess”. Proposed to be built near the city of Khulna, close to the Sundarbans mangrove forest, it is a joint venture be...

Sri Lanka: EU finalizes lifting ban on Lanka's fish exports June 20, 2016   |  Source: New Kerala. Com  | Copyright: 2001-2016 NEWKERALA.COM

The Government Information Department announced that the ban imposed on Sri Lanka's seafood exports to the European Union has been lifted with immediate effect. The European Union had in January last year imposed the ban on Lanka's fish exports to Europea...

India: South Asia creates regional groundwater forum by Zobaidur Rahman Soeb June 20, 2016   |  Source: India Climate Dialogue

The agrarian economy in South Asia supports nearly 1.2 billion people, and it is currently critically dependent on the use of groundwater. This is leading to a serious threat to the region as the water table falls under the pressure of agriculture, which ...

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