Kerala govt announces debt-relief to fishermen
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Tuesday announced a debt relief to the tune of Rs 254 crores to fishermen in the state.
A decision to this effect was taken on the basis of recommendations by the Kerala Fishermen Debt-Relief Commission, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan today told reporters after a cabinet meeting here.
More than 60,000 fishermen, who had taken loans from various co-operative institutions, would be benefitted by the decision, officials said.
This was the second phase of relief package announced for fishermen. Earlier, the government had written-off their debts of about Rs 126 crores, which benefitted more than
50,000 fishermen, they said.
- NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan government over death of 11 children in home
- Delhi: 10-year-old boy dies due to overdose of Vitamin D
- Haryana: Groom injured in celebratory firing at wedding in Hissar
- Phase V of West Bengal Assembly polls starts today
- Discussion over Mamata Banerjee's close aide Firhad Hakim's 'mini Pakistan' comment
- Telangana SSC class 10th Results 2016 is likely to be declared on May 5
- West Bengal Assembly Elections: Polling begins in crucial fifth phase, 680 central forces companies deployed
- Severe heat wave condition in West Bengal
- Kerela HSE (Class 12) Result 2016 is likely to be declared by second week of May
- No instances of incursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory: Manohar Parrikar