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Andhra Pradesh: Tribals hold protest, demand fish seed July 27,2020   |  Source: The Times of India

A few tribals, who are dependent on fishing in Tatipudi reservoir, staged a protest in their boats in the reservoir on Sunday. They demanded the state government release fish seed into the reservoir and form a fisheries’ society for them. The fishermen said they had to part with their lands in Chilakalagadda panchayat in Anantagiri mandal due to construction of the reservoir in 1972.

“Since then, we have been eking out a living by fishing in the reservoir. In the past, 200 tribal fishermen contributed Rs 500 each for fish seed. Officials from the ITDA or the fisheries department are turning a deaf ear to repeated requests,” they said.

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