Vijayawada, May 1: Andhra Pradesh government has decided to construct eight fishing harbours and a jetty at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore in the State to ensure that the fishermen would not migrate to other States eking out livelihood. This was announced at a review meeting held here on Thursday, chaired by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.
He asserted that with the construction of the new fishing harbours fishermen in the state could earn a livelihood here and there would be no need to migrate to other states for the livelihood. He instructed the officials to complete the works in two to three years. Meanwhile, Fisheries Minister Mopidevi Venkatramana said that unlike the previous TDP government, which had established only three fishing harbours in the State, the YSRCP government's decision would enrich fishermen's lives.
“The fishing harbours will come up in Srikakulam, one each in Visakhapatnam, Krishna, Prakasam, Nellore, Guntur, West and East Godavari districts. A jetty will be constructed in Srikakulam,” the minister said. Major fishing harbours would come up in Badagatlapalem in Srikakulam, Pudimadaka in Vizag, Uppada in East Godavari, Narsapuram in West Godavari, Machilipatnam in Krishna, Nizampatnam in Guntur, Kothapatnam in Prakasam and Juvvaladinne in Nellore district. One jetty would also come up in Manchineellapeta in Srikakulam district, he added. (UNI)