Minister convened a meeting with the representatives of Mudiraj and Gangaputra communities in order to resolve the issues between them over fishing activities
Hyderabad: Fisheries Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav advised the Mudiraj and Gangaputra communities to work together with mutual cooperation in a harmonious atmosphere to resolve long-pending issues between them for the benefit of all. He convened a meeting with the representatives of both the communities in order to resolve the issues between them over fishing activities and suggested holding another meeting on August 7, to discuss suggestions made by the latter in this direction.
Speaking to the representatives of Gangaputra and Mudiraj communities at his chambers in Masab Tank on Friday, Yadav said no government in the last 70 years had thought of the welfare of fishermen as much as Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. He assured all support to the fishermen in the State on behalf of the State government and even considers amending the existing laws for their welfare. He wanted the members of the Gangaputra and Mudiraj communities to form a committee and amicably resolve the issues arising among the fishermen societies in a friendly manner.
Rajya Sabha member Banda Prakash, MLA Mutha Gopal, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Secretary Anita Rajendra, Fisheries Commissioner Latchiram Bhukya and other officials participated in the meeting. Several representatives of Gangaputra and Mudiraj communities also attended the meeting.
Earlier, the Minister unveiled the new logo of the Telangana State Fisheries Cooperative Societies Federation Limited as well as distributed mobile fish outlets to the selected beneficiaries in Hyderabad.
Of the total 150 mobile fish outlets, the government had distributed around 130 outlets providing 60 per cent subsidy against the outlets each costing Rs 10 lakh. Plans are afoot to increase the number of mobile fish outlets to 500 in a phased manner across the State. He advised the fishermen to avail various welfare and development schemes launched by the State government for their socio-economic growth. On Saturday, he is scheduled to hand over cheques pertaining to insurance amount of Rs 2 crore to 105 fishermen families who lost their bread-winner.
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