Port Wings News Network:
Shri. Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying on 22 January 2021 visited Chennai Port Fisheries Harbour. He was accompanied by Shri Rajiv Ranjan, IAS, Secretary to the Govt. of India, Department of Fisheries, New Delhi and Shri. Gopal, IAS, Secretary to the Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
During the visit, the Minister held discussion with Shri S Balaji Arunkumar, IRTS, Dy. Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, along with the Director, Department of Fisheries and Collector of Chennai. He enquired about the development plans, facilities being provided to the Fishermen, Insurance and Social benefit schemes.
The minister has also informed to the Central Government’s idea of providing pension scheme to the Fishermen and collected the representation from the Public. The Hon’ble Minister has also addressed the Press and Media highlighting the Central Government plans on Modernizing of Fishing Harbour and other Schemes for Welfare of the Fishermen.