Mangaluru: Shortage of Chinese engines, spare parts may hit fishing


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 13: There has been a huge crescendo for banning all Chinese things in the country. This has given rise to shortage of Chinese engines and their spare parts which are used by fishermen in coastal Karnataka in a big way. This issue had been raised by the fishermen leaders during their interaction with MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, and fisheries minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, at the zilla panchayat auditorium here recently.

As per an estimate, there are over 2,000 boats using Chinese engines at the old port dock in the city and Malpe. Fishermen leader, Mohan Bengre, says that the fishermen heavily depend on China for spare parts and if their spare parts do not come, they would be listless.

 
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Several Chinese brands of engines are widely in use. These companies have their dealerships at Kochi, Kollam and Nagercoil with offices at all the fishing docks. Engines of different Chinese companies are in use on the entire coast. These engines have hydraulic gear system, whereas Indian firms manufacturing such engines have not been able to match performances of the Chinese engines, it is said. Therefore the Indian companies have to improve the quality and performance of their engines.

Purse seine boat engines cost Rs 20 to 24 lac. An entire purse seine boat requires an investment of about Rs 2 crore and provides employment to about 40 persons. Therefore, the availability of engines and spare parts is crucial for fishing activity. Added to the spare parts problem is the shortage of migrant workers. Not only the fishing but even ice plants heavily depend on workers from other districts and states. Therefore, whether the fishing season expected to begin on August 1 will begin that day or not is a million-dollar question.

 

  

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    To compete with China, we will have to purge our entire system of working & follow their work culture, discipline, hard work, remove corruption, red tape & emulate their ethics or we are at least 10 years behind them; and in a global economy any dumb businessman will always go for the cheapest & best to increase his profits & stay competitive in business in a world of cutthroat competition isn't it??

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    It's a global economy wherein why a businessman would buy inefficient machines at double the cost!
    As somebody posted the other day, who has worked in many international turnkey projects, that any Indian equipment equivalent to a Chinese one is 1.8x costlier!
    We have beaten China, worldwide, in the 2/3 wheeler industry only, rest we are 10 years behind them!
    These are facts we cannot refute!

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    When we can manufacture automobiles of various brands, why can't we manufacture boat engines ? is that so hard to manufacture a fishing boat engines ???

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  • jnb, Bejai

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Fishing boat engine is little bigger than scooter engine for smaller boats and bigger boats bigger size,
    Yamaha is famous for that, India has already collaboration with Yamaha so they can do it.

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  • Rohan Karkera, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Check from where Car parts and spare parts of all the car brands come from! Theyre Chinese made too!

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    @ Rohan Who told you automobile parts are Chinese made ? Do you really have a background knowledge or automotive education ? Do you think spare parts of maruti, hyundai , tata mahindra are coming of China or manufactured locally in india ?? Are you aware that most of vehicles are manufactured here and exported to other countries ?

    If you're speaking of general industry like agriculture pump sets ,fans , low end scooter I can guarantee you they are from China.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Are they purchased before or after 2014. Now we substitute made in India.Now fishing is also banned. Waiting is required. Government can not permit to buy china made goods as the movement of ban China goods is there.

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  • Shah, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    First start to buy Indian made engines. Then our company will get good revenues. Definitely they will go for improvement in technology with their professional team. How we can expect quality without supporting?

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    they will be available soon... they are painting "Made in India" on them... once painting is over, they will be available ...(with increased price)...

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Why do we run after cheaper Chinese engines, start using Indian made boat engines and stop over fishing, still we have another 1 month to start mechanised fishing, there are a lot of marine diesel engine manufacturers in India, Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries will help them out, Kota Srinivis Poojary is the perfect man to approach for

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  • Frank, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Being a Boat owner, As far as I know Indian Marine engines are available at the capacity of 140HP only nowadays most of the fishing boats are using more than 500HP engines kindly ask Modi govt to replace these engines to Indian Engines so, we are happy to buy those.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Its a part of the story and real one is coming when entire lock down opens with full swing !

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    it's time to abadon the boat and support Modi.
    Modijey jo be karthaya soch samjakar karthaya.
    Agalie Bar Modi sarkar.

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  • Roshan, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Don't worry, team saffron will start producing high quality, made in India aatma nirbar engines of for our boats. its our pride.

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  • Rohith, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Please start other sources or options for imports. Do not relay only on China. If you depend completely on Chinese , we will not develop local industries. Chinese products are cheap at present and they can increase their prices once the demand is high.
    Ban Chinese products.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Which country can be as cost competitive as China?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Even after 70 Years we cannot make Boat Engines ...

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Out of 70 years, a single family ruled 60 years

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Exactly. This is how our country ruled by congis in last 70 years.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Dinesh / Prabhu
    You guys both agree that you joined Congress in the Loot ...

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  • Sameer, Mangalore saudi

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Matter was about boat engine

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Now we realize how difficult suppose when we depend on foreign articles.why should we depend on others?Dont we have enough technology and Ingeniers in India .?Let us wake up and try to improve it.It might take one or two years more.but at the end we will have it.Send some technic personal for further seminars or further studies elsewhere to improve.China too did it in the beginning .They wanted it to learn and come up ,not to depend on others.Now they provide for less money,increase their export ,.The problem is in us.wait till the last minute for parts to import.why dont we reserve some important things at the last minute.we have to learn a lot to improve ourselves.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Who says we don't have the technology to manufacture a simple fishing boat engines ? When our country is manufacturing automobiles, defence aircrafts, railways. The issue is right from the start it wasn't given much importance on fishing boats.

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Make in India " engines are not available ?

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 13 2020

    Why we cannot manufacture these machines in India ?

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