Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. L. Murugan directs Lakshadweep administration to adopt innovative and scientific ideas in marketing sector to help Fisherman
Arriving in Agatti from Bangaram Island this morning, he flagged off a campaign cycle rally organized by a group of students and fishermen on Agatti Island as part of the ongoing National Unity Day celebrations in Lakshadweep. He then cycled a short distance with the children and took part in the rally. He visited the tuna fish processing areas in Lakshadweep where the fishermen follow a traditional fish processing method. There he interacted with fishermen and got an insight into the difficulties faced by the islanders, especially in the field of fish processing, through direct communication with them.The fishermen elaborated on the problems they faced in the fish processing and marketing sectors. After listening to their problems, the Minister instructed the officials accompanying him for a swift redressal. The Union Minister directed top officials of the Lakshadweep administration to adopt innovative and scientific ideas in the fisheries sector of Lakshadweep and to start the necessary processes immediately, especially in the marketing sector to ensure basic pricing.
The Minister was accompanied by the Adviser to the Administrator Shri A. Anbarasu, Fisheries Secretaries Shri K. T. Damodar, Shri O. P. Mishra and other senior officials.The Minister then had lunch with the fishermen. During the meal, he asked each worker about the problems facing Lakshadweep in the fisheries sector. He planted saplings at the jetty area, the gateway to Agatti Island. He later visited patients at the Island’s specialty hospital.
After completing his three-day official visit to Lakshadweep, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Dr. L. Murugan returned to Kochi from Agatti Airport this afternoon.