Udupi: The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 10 Lakh each for the families of fishermen of Swarna Thribhuja fishing boat which has been missing since 15 December 2018, said District in-charge Minister Dr Jayamala.
Speaking to media persons at the Ocean Pearl Hotel on Friday, May 10, Dr Jayamala said that out of the Rs 10 Lakh, Rs 6 Lakh will be provided from the state disaster relief fund and remaining Rs 4 Lakh from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The state government announced the compensation for the seven missing fishermen's families after Indian Navy claimed that the wreckage of Suvarna Tribhuja was found near Malvan in Maharashtra by the personnel of the Navy’s warship ‘INS Nireekshak’ and expert divers on May 1.
Dr Jayamala said that the compensation amount will be credited to the respective family members after providing indemnity and other papers to the Fisheries’ officials at the earliest.
She said that a meeting was held at the DC office with the district administration officials and drinking water issues discussed. "The district administration has taken various measures to sort out drinking water problems, particularly in the Udupi city limits. As per the forecasts, the rain will be delayed by at least 15 days. She said tankers were being used to supply water to 84-gram panchayats.
An amount of Rs 33 Crore was available with the deputy commissioner to address drought-related issues in Udupi district, said the minister.
When the minister was questioned about the CM's visit to the naturopathy resort in Udupi when the state was under severe drought, she said that like every other person, the chief minister and his family also has the right to maintain their health.
She ignored many other queries due to the election model code of conduct.
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