AICC in-charge for ANI takes stock of problems faced by fishing community

Port Blair
21 Jun 2018

AICC in-charge for Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Mr Gaurav Gogoi attended the  meeting organized by  the  Andaman Nicobar Fisherman Congress Committee constituted under the aegis of All India Congress Committee  at Fish Landing Centre,  Junglighat on Thursday. Fishermen of  Panighat, Dugnabad, Prem Nager,  Dairy Farm, Junglighat and  nearby area assembled  in large number  in the meeting  to listen  Shri Gogoi.
Mr Laxminarayan, President, AN Fisherman Congress Committee  and Mr Abdul  Majeed  narrated the destitution being faced by the fisherman community after the Tsunami of  2004.   They  urged  that the benefits  under the  Fishermen Settlement scheme   such as free housing, fishing dinghy, net and other fishing gears, free ration during the non fishing   period  etc which has been discontinued need to be re-introduced.   Similarly, the subsidy  provided for the Diesel  by the government  also need to be restored  as  with the increased cost of  Diesel  the fishermen  are  experiencing  financial  difficulties to venture for fishing in their mechanized boats.
Mr Gogoi stated that the anti poor policies of Modi led NDA government is the cause for discontinuance of all such  benefits which were  extended  by the Congress governments  to  the fishing community.    He  explained that   the idea behind  constitution of  Fisherman Congress Committees at various states and Union Territories  is to consolidate the fishing community under one banner so as to  garner strength  for  fighting  for their  legitimate rights.      He urged the fishermen community to join the Andaman Nicobar Fisherman Congress Committee to strengthen the Congress Party and to see that their demands  getting fulfilled. Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma, PCC President also spoke on the occasion.  Mr Nand Kishore proposed the vote of thanks.
Mr Gogoi  attended the Blood donation camp at Tiranga Park organized by the City Congress Committee to mark the   birth day of Mr Rahul Gandhi, President, All India Congress Committee.    He greeted the blood donors  and appreciated the efforts of  City Congress Committee  for organizing  blood donation camp  as a welfare measure to the society.   Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma , PCC President also attended the programme.