The State government is planning to construct 12 jetties (docks) across the state including one at Manchineellapeta in Srikakulam district, to help the fishermen. The officials of the animal husbandry and fisheries, at a review meeting with chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy, said that the government should build jetties and fishing harbours where fishermen are seeking them. The chief minister also discussed on construction of fishing harbour near Bhimili.
The authorities have brought to the notice of the Chief Minister that there are about 25,000 Telugu fishing families in Gujarat who are unemployed and migrated. The authorities have said that they will be able to bring them back to the state by providing them with the necessary facilities for fishing. The Chief Minister told the officials to take necessary actions for providing opportunities to the migrated families and stressed on transparency and corruption free governance in the works.
“Steps should be taken to set up workshops by January to educate aqua farmers on fish and prawns. Seed and feeds must be of quality. There should be no adulteration anywhere. Employees of Village Secretariats in aqua regions are from respective aqua fields. It is the responsibility of the authorities to provide them with proper training and ensure the well-being of the farmers” he said.
The previous government has given permission to set up pharma companies in the hatchery zones in East Godavari district. “Pharma companies are polluting the sea in this zone and once an area is declared as hatchery zone, no other industries should be given permission in that area and keep it free from pollution. Officials should focus on maintaining Minimum support price to Acqua farmers” the chief minister said.
The Chief Minister Y S Jagan told that livestock also should be given health cards and vaccines should be given on regular basis to livestock. He told that Government would set up a breeding centre in Pulivendula to develop Murra buffaloes and Punganuru breed cows. The Chief Minister has called on the authorities to adopt sustainable and permanent policies to address the issue of lack of food to cattle in drought-prone areas.