Nirmal: Forest Minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy said the State government was giving paramount importance to the welfare of the fishermen community in the State.
Speaking after releasing fishlings into the Swarna project at Swarna village in Sarangapur mandal on Sunday, Indrakaran said the government was implementing a slew of schemes for the uplift of fishermen and cited the example of releasing free fishlings in irrigation tanks and reservoirs. The initiative was creating livelihood for the fishermen throughout the year, he said, adding that mopeds, four-wheelers and iceboxes were also being provided to them.
The Minister further said that the irrigation tanks of the district were brimming following abundant rains. He stated that a building was being built in Nirmal town for the fishermen community spending Rs 1.50 crore. Similarly, a market was being created in the district centre helping them to sell fish at an estimated cost of Rs 50 lakh.
He later handed over cheques to beneficiaries of SC Corporation in Nirmal town and He earlier paid tributes to Chakali Ailamma, a revolutionary woman freedom fighter on her birth anniversary. He said that Ailamma had fought for her land and set a platform for the oppressed to rise against the establishment. She was one of the pioneers who thwarted the supremacy of feudal lords of Telangana.
Sarangapur Mandal Parishad President Maipal Reddy, ZPTC member P Rajasekhar Reddy, District Farmers Coordinating Committee president N Venkatram Reddy, Chairman Ravinder Reddy, Adelli Pochamma governing council chairman Chandu and many others were present.
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