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Aslam Shaikh proposes financial help of ₹5 lakh to families of deceased fishermen

The financial aid of ₹5 lakh will be provided to the families of fishermen who die in accidents while fishing. Aslam Shaikh has directed the Fisheries department to act on the same.

Aslam Shaikh proposes financial help of ₹5 lakh to families of deceased fishermen
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Maharashtra Fisheries Minister Aslam Shaikh has ordered to install CCTV cameras at fishing ports to curb illegal fishing. The Fisheries department is planning to propose a new scheme to provide financial aid of ₹5 lakh for those who die while harvesting fish.

The financial aid will be provided to the families of fishermen who die in accidents while fishing. Aslam Shaikh has directed the Fisheries department to act on the same. 

Congress leader Aslam Shaikh, who is also the Guardian Minister of Mumbai City, recently held a meeting with the representatives of Maharashtra Federation Action Committee and other fishermen organisations. 

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Shiv Sena MLA Yogesh Kadam, Maritime Board Chief Executive Officer Ramaswamy N and Fisheries Development Commissioner Rajeev Jadhav were present during the meeting. 

“The State government’s policy is to promote traditional fishing. The Marine Police, Coast Guards and Fisheries Department has been instructed to take action against those fishing illegally or with a LED. In order to curb the illegal fishing, the state government will install CCTVs at the fishing ports,” Maharashtra Fisheries Minister Aslam Shaikh said. 

In case of a fisherman is killed in an accident, the family of the deceased are provided with a financial aid of ₹1 lakh while the insurance pays ₹2 lakh. In total, the family gets ₹5 lakh including the financial help received by other government departments. 

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On these grounds, Aslam Shaikh has directed the Fisheries department to present a proposal to provide ₹5 lakh to the families of the deceased fishermen. 


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