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Fishermen associations seek potable water

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Forum wants to observe centenary year for Lourdhammal Simon


Representatives of various associations complain about damaged electricity poles in coastal villages

Group protest against the killing of two fishermen

by Sri Lankan Navy


Nagercoil: Representatives from various fishermen associations of the district wanted the government to celebrate the centenary year of the late former Fisheries Minister Lourdhammal Simon during Kamaraj regime and urged the government to name the Manakudi bridge after her.

Issue of reservation

Their request was presented before the Collector at the monthly fishermen grievance redressal day meeting at the Collectorate in Nagercoil on Friday.

A representative complained that Fisheries College at Tuticorin used to reserve seven seats for fishermen, but at present, this is not being followed. They raised the issue of non-availability of potable water in fishermen hamlets.

The same issue was presented two months ago and at that meeting the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Department officials had said that 40 litres of drinking water was being supplied to every individual in all village panchayats and 30 litres of drinking water was supplied to everyone in all town panchayats in the coastal areas.

But the real situation was that water was supplied once in six days and it was contaminated. The representatives wanted the authorities concerned to take steps immediately to redress the problem.

The Collector assured them that he would convene an emergency meeting with officials and sort out the issue within a day. Others complained about damaged electricity poles in the coastal villages and wanted the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation officials to maintain the poles regularly.

Earlier, a group of fishermen under the banner of ‘Coastal Peace and Development' came to the meeting wearing black badges as a mark of protest against the killing of two fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy.

They raised slogans condemning the act. The Assistant Director of Fisheries, Rubert Jothy, participated in the meeting.

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