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Fishermen organise agitation in Pondy

Fishermen organise agitation in Pondy

 May 14, 2018

Fishermen organized an agitation in front of the Fisheries and Fishermen Welfare Department here on Monday.

The owners of the mechanised fishing vessels and other fishermen were on a series of agitations demanding the provision of Rs.75,000 to all fishermen for the period which they could not venture into the sea due to sand accumulation in the estuary and provision of 300 liters of diesel on subsidy among other things.

As part of the agitation,the fishermen held a demonstration in front of the fisheries and fishermen development department and came to the office to submit a memorandum to the director. However,since,the director or staffs were not available,they resorted to another agitation stating that they do not need such a department and threw Xerox copies of the diesel subsidy right book in front of the department and continued their agitation.

Police intervened and pacified them. UNI



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