Silvester D’ Souza
Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (EP)
Kundapur, Aug 10: Karnataka state minister of ports and fisheries, S Angara visited Kaluhitlu, Shiroor where the country boats of fishermen were damaged in the recent rains.
Speaking to the news reporters after inspecting the boats, he said that more than sixty boats are damaged in the heavy rain. “Fishermen have lost the fishing nets and boat engines also. There was rain damage in Sullia also. As calamities have occurred at several places, my arrival at Shiroor was delayed. I have obtained a detailed report from the officials. As maximum compensation under natural calamities rules cannot be distributed, I will try to discuss with the chief minister to provide suitable monetary help to the fishermen. Discussions on a ban on kerosene oil are in progress. Suitable decision in this connection will be taken after discussions in the cabinet. The decision about Koderi port and other issues of fishermen will be taken after holding discussions with officials and fishermen leaders,” he said.
Byndoor MLA B M Sukumar Shetty, zilla panchayat CEO Prasanna, Kundapur assistant commissioner Raju, fisheries department assistant directors Shivakumar, Sumalatha Byndoor, tahsildar Kiran Gauraiah, assistant tahsildar Bheemappa H Billar, BJP district president Kuyilady Suresh Naik, Byndoor BJP mandala president Deepak Kumar Shetty Shirur, taluk panchayat former member Pushparaj Shetty, village accountant Prakash Rathod, Uppunda country boat fishermen’s association president Ananda Kharvi, fishermen’s leader Jagannath Mogaveera Navinchandra, Uppunda Nagaraja B H P, Uppunda Ranibale fishermen’s association president Venkataramana Kharvi, Kharvi Ranibale fishermen’s association vice president Thimmappa Kharvi Kalihitlu, country boat fishermen association president Azeez Kalihitlu, gram panchayat members Prasanna Kumar Shetty Karavali, Mohammed Ghouse, Ravindra Shetty Armakki, Babu Moger Alvegadde, Surendra Devadiga, Tulasidas Moger and others were present.