The country’s marine fish production showed signs of revival in 2017 with the annual marine fish landings registering a 5.6 per cent increase compared to the previous year.
Announcing the adjournment, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the session, which commenced on December 15, had 13 sittings spread over 61 hours and 48 minutes.
The year 2017 was an eventful year for the state capital. Drought, political violence, murders and, finally, Ockhi dealt a huge blow. Thiruvananthapuram Express tracks the events that unfolded in 2017
A total of 74 persons have been killed and according to the Latin Diocese, more than 250 continued to remain missing.
The Union government refused to declare, as a 'national calamity', Cyclone Ockhi in which 74 people lost their lives.
Congress and Left members, especially from Kerala which bore the brunt, sought a probe into the alleged mismanagement, lack of coordination and other aspects of the disaster.
A delegation of state MPs met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press for more funds for the state that has been hit by the natural calamity, CPI(M) MP from the state P Karunakaran said.
Christmas this year will be a sombre affair in the coastal villages of Thiruvananthapuram as the vigil continues for the missing fishermen.
On December 20, Thomas, in a seminar organised at the Thiruvananthapuram Press Club, criticised the government for not taking the issues related to fishermen post Cyclone Ockhi seriously.
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Representatives submit a seven-point charter of demands; Fisheries Minister says State government taking all necessary measures to trace those missing
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday reached out to the agitated fishermen in Kanniyakumari still reeling under the impact of cyclone Ockhi, by announcing a slew of assistance to the fami
Cyclone Ockhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami announces Rs 10 lakh solatium to kin of dead fishermen
Palaniswami also announced setting up of a high-level committee to go into the matter of missing fishermen and submit a report.
Cyclone Ockhi: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit visits cyclone-hit areas in Kanyakumari district
The governor, who undertook a visit of the affected areas here, said a census of missing fishermen and affected families was being taken by the officials who were accompanying him.
The 20-odd homeless families began picking up the pieces to start afresh after their houses fell like nine pins in the cyclone fury
Cyclone Ockhi: 92 fishermen still missing; Kerala’s disaster management authority’s delayed alerts and response blamed
The State Disaster Management Authority denied responsibility saying the IMD alert did not indicate any possibility of a cyclone.
A 21-year-old fisherman from Serudhur fishing hamlet died after his boat on November 30 drowned being trapped in the rough sea near Lakshadweep due to Cyclone Ochki.
Around 1,000 fishermen went into the sea before Ockhi struck the southern districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Cyclone Ockhi in Kerala: Unofficial death toll rises to 30; rescue operations on for 92 missing fishermen
Unofficial death toll from Cyclone Ockhi doubles with 15 bodies being found across Kerala on Sunday; fate of 92 fishermen remains unknown.