For 47-year-old Ajith Shankumugham, a social worker hailing from the coastal hamlet in the state capital, feeding the hungry is life’s mission.
Locals claimed that at least 10 boats were completely destroyed and 40 others, which were anchored at the coast, were partially damaged due to the stormy weather.
Observing that the apex court has waited 'sufficiently long', a bench headed by Justice U U Lalit said, 'We can't be waiting any longer now'.
The apex court had earlier dismissed his plea seeking review of its 2017 verdict which held him guilty of contempt for transferring USD 40 million to his children in violations of the court orders.
The 18 fishermen, who were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy, returned home on Saturday.
He referred to a report submitted by an independent forensic expert who was present during the re-postmortem conducted on Rajkiran’s body last week.
Speaking at the World Fisheries Day celebration, Rupala said states need to be inspired by each other and explore options to grow in marine sector.
Balasore district awarded as the Best Marine District in the country on the occasion of World Fisheries Day 2021
While Fisheries department officials maintain that they cannot take chances with the weather and hence banned all forms of fishing, it’s often traditional fishers who take the brunt during the monsoon
The Department of Fisheries has designed ‘Fish Andhra’ through the establishment of aqua hubs in line with Pradhana Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana.
The bad weather has come as a blow to the fishermen who are already reeling under the seven-month-long fishing ban from November 1 within 20 km from the coast in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary.
The Madurai Bench on Tuesday ordered re-postmortem on the body of Rajkiran, a Pudukkottai fisherman who died last month after his boat was allegedly hit by a Sri Lankan vessel.
The Sri Lankan Navy apprehended 23 fishermen from Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai districts, southeast of Kodiyakarai for allegedly venturing into Sri Lankan waters on October 13.
The petitioner R Brunda, wife of the deceased fisherman Rajkiran (28) of Kottaipattinam in Pudukkottai, alleged that her husband did not die due to drowning as claimed by the Sri Lankan authorities.
Most of the fishermen were imprisoned after crossing over to the Pakistani waters four to five years ago.