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Karnataka: To meet the demands put forth by the fisher folk of the state February 14,2020   |  Source: Daiji World

A delegation of fishermen led by Nadoja Dr G Shankar met Karnataka chief minister (CM), B S Yediyurappa, and urged him to meet the demands put forth by the fisher folk of the state, who are facing dire straits on account of fish famine. While thanking the chief minister for making unique contributions towards the welfare of the fishermen along with providing good administration in the state, Dakshina Kannada Mogaveera Mahajan Sangha, on this occasion, expressed gratefulness to him. The fishermen pointed out that diesel subsidy amount towards fuel used for fishing has not been credited to the accounts of the fishermen since the last five months. They asked him to direct the officials to credit this amount by the fifth of every month. They also demanded formation of an expert committee to implement an integrated new polity relating to fishing. "Under Matsyashtraya scheme, no houses have been sanctioned to fishermen since two years," they said and requested that the needful should be done at the earliest.

Besides demanding to complete works undertaken by the central government which have got stranded midway, they demanded sanction of special relief of Rs 25 lac to each of the seven fishermen who lost their lives in the Suvarna Tribhuja boat tragedy. They also asked the

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