Cabinet Sub-Committee on fisheries development today decided to hold a meeting with fishermen societies on May 9 to discuss steps being taken and take their suggestions. During its review the committee decided to construct fish markets at all districts by spending Rs 50 lakh each and prepare guidelines for fishermen welfare and reach the goals of giving them fruits of development and submit it to of the scheme to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The meeting took stock of the situation of fisheries development, societies formed, need for new societies and fresh program to drop fish seed in lakes and ponds after June.
Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, T Srinivas Yadav held a meeting with Finance Minister E Rajender, Roads and Buildings Minister, T Nageshwar Rao, and social Forest minister Jogu Ramanna on the issue of fisheries development and welfare of the fishermen community. State Planning Commission vice chairman Niranjan Reddy and CMO official Shanthi Kumari, animal husbandry principal secretary Suresh Chanda and others attended the meeting. It was planned to implement the scheme efficiently and asked the officials to monitor on regular basis he said adding that more staff will be appointed and reach the goal till the fishermen developed in future.
Srinivas Yadav said that the government aims to empower the fishermen socially and economically and taking measures at all levels. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is for all round development of the fishermen community he said adding that the government has dropped free of cost 27 crores of fish seed in lakes, water bodies and ponds across the state last year. He also appealed to the societies to participate in the similar program to drop fish seed in to the lakes after June by coordinating with officials. Some villages do not have fishermen societies and a special drive will be conducted for fresh enrollment of fishermen and Mudiraj community he said. (NSS)