Karnataka to get Rs 725 crore investment for development of fisheries activities
Udupi, Oct 17, 2021: The central government will invest Rs 725 crore in the next five years for the development of fisheries activities in Karnataka.
Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Information, and Broadcasting Dr. L Murugan told this during his interaction with the fishermen at Udupi on Sunday.
He said approval has already been given for the harbor at Hejamadi. Sea Weed cultivation, which will financially strengthen the fisherwomen, has been given importance.
Five ports in the country are being developed with international facilities. In addition to the basic facilities for the fishermen, these ports will have cold storage, hospital, Ice Plant, and other facilities.
He said the Central government proposes to provide financial aid for the development of basic facilities and infrastructure of the fishermen villages.
“The central government will provide Rs 7.5 crore for the villages with fishermen population for the development of basic facilities, fishing activities, and improvement of educational activities. The process of identifying the villages will start shortly,” he added.
State fisheries minister S Angara, Udupi MLA Raghupathy Bhat, Kaup MLA Lalaji Mendon, Coastal Development Authority chairman Mattaru Rathnakar Hegde, Fisheries Marketing Federation chairman Yashpal Suvarna, KFDC chairman Nithin Kumar, and others were present.