STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Waterway laws to be amended

The state government has decided to amend the inland waterway laws after it found that existing laws are inadequate.

Published: 10th October 2013 11:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th October 2013 11:21 AM   |  A+A-

The state government has decided to amend the inland waterway laws after it found that existing laws are inadequate. The decision was taken at a meeting presided by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy held here on Wednesday.

He said that the money required to replace Chinese nets would be allocated after discussions. The Chief Minister directed the Fisheries Department to utilise Rs 10.46 crore that has already been sanctioned as compensation for fish workers to replace Chinese nets.

The meeting decided to extend the subsidy given to coastal shipping operators to inland navigation vessel operators. Labour Minister Shibu Baby John, Fisheries Minister K Babu, Planning Board vice-chairman K M Chandrashekaran, Water Resource Additional chief secretary V J Kurien and Fisheries Secretary Mini Antony attended.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp