‘Cen­tre, State ne­glect­ing fish­er­men’

The Hindu - - SOUTH - Staff Re­porter

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.

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