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The Inner Wheel club of Trivandrum Blossom, one of the largest women’s service voluntary organisation, felicitated 132 fishermen from Marianad who played a major role in rescue operations.
Shailaja also said her department was considering launching special projects for coastal areas.
The fishermen can repair their boats at a yard of their choice.
A month on, many fisher families stand reduced to penury. Reason: The damaged boats remain unrepaired despite tall promises.
The Lankan Navy personnel also snapped fishing nets of 10 boats.
The project was envisaged after several fishermen lost their lives during the cyclone off Kerala coast last year.
The fishermen will also be trained in coordinating communication with different agencies.
“In the case of SRS, any able-bodied fisherman who belongs to the age group of 20 to 40 years can become part of the initiative.
Even as the flood due to the opening of the dams has brought in plenty of fish to rivers, fishermen are yet to reap financial benefits as there are no takers for fish in the market.
The selfless services rendered by fishermen during floods in the state are unparalleled, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said on Wednesday.
As per government statistics, around 65,000 were rescued by the fishermen community alone. 4,537 fishermen were part of the rescue operations.
The floods in the state affected many people, displaced lakhs and killed hundreds.
Saluting Kerala’s fishermen for the commitment in saving thousands of lives as floods raged across the state, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said it was high time the authorities paid them their due.
On the lines of honouring army personnel, Kerala government will issue citations to fishermen who have participated in flood relief activities.
Jaisal K P, the 32-year-old fisherman who turned himself into a 'human platform' while carrying out rescue work during the floods, was honoured by director Vinayan here on Monday.