‘Centre, State neglecting fishermen’
The Kerala Region Latin Catholic Council has lashed out at the alleged neglect being meted out by the Central and State governments towards the welfare of the fishing community.
Addressing presspersons here on Saturday, Thiruvananthapuram Archbishop (Latin rite) and KRLCC president Soosa Pakiam M. said large sections of the fisherfolk in the State were yet to regain their footing in the aftermath of the Cylcone Ockhi tragedy.
He pointed out that while the State government had announced a ₹2,000crore package for fishermen, only around ₹113 crore had been utilised so far. Besides, only 40-odd people had been provided jobs.