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Udupi: Fisheries minister Venkatrao Nadagouda meets missing fishermen’s families

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Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Jan 9: “Search operation does not comes under my parameter. Police department, coastal security police and other department will look into it. On my personal interest, as fisheries minister, I came to meet the families of the missing fishermen here,” said state Fisheries minister Venkatrao Nadagouda at Badanidiyur, Malpe here on Wednesday, January 9.

He further said, “The state government is putting its best efforts to search the missing fishermen. Both the central and state governments are searching. The Naval forces are searching in Goa and Maharashtra.”

The minister, consoling Ramesh, a fisherman, said, “The Coast Guard is using hovercrafts, dornier aircrafts and helicopters. We have even approached ISRO for helping us to conduct satellite survey.

“Beyond this effort, ‘if anyone suggests better ways, we are ready to consider it. Chief minister Kumaraswamy has announced Rs 1 lac for fishermen’s families. The government has continued its effort right from the time the complaint was lodged.”

Ramesh said, “Let us pressurise the Central government to intensify the search operation. There are chances of Coastal boats being attacked. I have strong doubt that they are kept in a mosque. Let the government use advanced technology. If the government orders to use military force, for sure the missing fishermen will be located.”

The minister said, “I accept all your suggestions. We have all the documents of works done by us. We have directed to search not only in sea but also land. Let us have faith in God. He will show us the right path.”

The minister also visited Damodhar’s family. His younger brother Pramod requested, “We do not need mercy. We need the missing people alive. They are the bread earners of their families.”

The locals and fishermen took the minister to task that he did not meet the aggrieved family before.

A review meeting was conducted at the DC office Rajathadri Manipal after the visit.

Comment on this article

  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 10 2019

    Meet the family but do not take platoon of people and make drama in their houses!!! way of meeting is not at all good like taking all the public over... making more emotional to grieved families

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  • k b r, Mangala uru

    Thu, Jan 10 2019

    Minister looks old and not familiar with sea fishing...he is not from coast...where are are our young and energetic coastal MLAs and MPs..

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Thu, Jan 10 2019

    No one should politicize such grave crisis.
    For some it's politics but for the families who lost their member, it's unbearable heartburn, very difficult to console. May the missing fishermen come back safely soon!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 10 2019

    Useless Burger ...

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  • abdulla, india

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Karnataka Beach/coast:
    should now be built up from Rough and rising seas.with:
    Break waters made from Cement Tetrapods....:
    Granite boulders.....Build up the coast and construct Walk ways... play gardens...
    Water sports facilities.
    Now important projects should be :
    Start planting Mangroves...all over the coast....
    for ECOSYSTEM.
    Check: Abudhabi:... Oman..Saudi arabia.... Dubai...etc.
    singapore...japan: korea.
    if they can do we should do better.
    Start breeding Fish in captivity in millions and let it back to the seas.....

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 10 2019

    Dream wishes sitting back on a easy hair. That's the way I see you dear. Sorry for demotivating you. But the reality is altogether different my friend.

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  • Radha, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    It's of no use. Sushmaji already working on it. Don't worry. These people are just doing drama.

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  • bhuvan, kavoor

    Wed, Jan 9 2019

    slow claps for our great minister. what a quick response. so soon he visited.

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