Minister handed over Rs 6 lakh Sanction letters to victims families of fishermen

5:40 PM, Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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boat-tragedy Mangaluru : DK District in-charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary handed over the Sanction letters of Rs 6 lakh  compansation to the families of the five deceased fishermen and one missing fisherman in the Shree Raksha boat mishap, at a solemn function held at the DC office meeting hall on December 3, Thursday.

DK District in-charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Mangaluru South MLA Vedavyas Kamath and Deputy Commissioner Dr K V Rajendra were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Kota Srinivas Poojary said the copies of the sanction letters were given today as today is a government holiday and added that the ex-gratia would be credited to the accounts of the concerned families by tomorrow.boat-tragedy

The minister said though as per the provisions only Rs 6 lakh compensation could be granted, he said the local MLAs as well as MP would meet the Chief Minister seeking an additional compensation of Rs 4 lakhs.

He also stated that the Fisheries Department would be asked to make wearing of life saving jackets mandatory for fishermen during fishing.


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