Udupi, Feb 05, 2021: Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat placed various demands of the fishermen at the pre-budget meeting chaired by Port and Fisheries Minister S Angara.
The meeting was held at Vikasa Soudha in Bengaluru today.
Bhat told the minister about the demands by the fishermen like extending diesel subsidy to 400 liters for fishing boats and supplying tax-free diesel at the delivery point.
Bhat also asked the minister to provide money for dredging at the port basin and also not to extend the contract of Tebma Ship Yard.
Malpe Fishermen Association president Krishna Suvarna, DK and Udupi Fishermen Federation president Yashpal Suvarna, Fishermen leaders Sathish Kundar, Dayananda Suvarna, Vittala Karkela, Karunakar Salyan, Nagaraj Kundar, Subhash Mendon, Kishore Suvarna, Mahesh Suvarna, Narayana Karkera, Raviraj Suvarna were present.