Byndoor: Country-made fishing boat engines to replace Chinese ones

Daijiworld Media Network - Byndoor (SP)

Byndoor, Jan 11: State fisheries, ports and inland water transport minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, said that it has been decided to use engines made in India for powering the fishing boats in place of the current Chinese ones in order to fall in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's concepts of self-reliant India and Make in India.

He was speaking with the media persons on Sunday January 10 after visiting Coastal Traditional Fishermen's Cooperative Society's Navunda branch that is set for Monday inaugural.

"A total of 22,500 mechanised fishing boats are functioning in the state's coast. Out of them, 7,500 are traditional boats which have fitted nine HP outboard engines. Bigger boats have different ranges of engines up to 350 HP. Ninety percent of them are China made while the rest are manufactured by Japan and other countries. The fishermen are inclined to use indigenous products. In order to herald a change in the practices, a meeting of Mahendra Kirloskar and others was convened at Vikasa Soudha Bengaluru where these companies agreed to manufacture engines that are high in quality and priced competitively. The officials of Kochi Shipyard have also given favourable response. In order to stop use of kerosene by the boat engines, we have sought gas-based engines. The companies have promised to prepare model engines within three months and arrange exhibition cum demonstration," the minister said.

The minister was honoured on behalf of the society on this occasion.






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  • Kusuma Kumari Gunji, Nellore/Kodyadka

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Yes These machines will be of great help to fishermen who can earn much more with this mechanised boats Great work

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Mohammed India,Yes these Gomutra enginees will function only till they comeout of stalls.Dont understand why till now noone came of the idea to use either Solar or Deshi ones.Instead of Gomutra engines may function better with home made alcohol .

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Instead of recommending gas engines encourage to build solar power engines. These engines save a lot of costs of fishermen as well as these are eco friendly. Please go for green. Create awareness of solar power.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Yes... true'...good comment. Good things will not enter into the brains of big heads...what to do...our fate !

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Dear minister it would highly appreciated instead of using gas engines please support to use solar power engines. It will not harm our nature.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    First of all its not Gas engine, its a diesel powered one, secondly solar powered won't work for a diesel engine due to high compression ratio due to level of diesel technology and its completely out of scope... seriously

    India has capacity to manufacture engines India is not poor country we got all resources and man power.

    only problem with India is our people are dead lazy and wasting talents on useless stuff, how come US Europe is developed ? do they have supernatural power ??????? they work hard and have been working hard utilizing their every area of brain since centuries....

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Anna... I know very well. Currently I own 4 engines.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    If it was so lucrative business what were all Indian cos doing till now?
    It's a well known fact that our products are way behind in efficiency and pricing than Chinese hence nobody was using indian ones so far!
    Saying is one thing and delivering it another!
    Just to please some political party no fisherman will use inefficient & costly parts and incur losses!

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Till indian nationalists businessmen forced to close indian factories for their benefits by importing Chinese goods. These nationalists not sincere in their agenda. In a fortnight you can't start factories closed and bankrupted. Live example is Patel 3500 cr statue produced in China without public donation but ram temple 1100 cr project they need processions , donations for to create communal tensions to create vote bank.

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  • Mohammed, India

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Please ask you engineers to make engine which will run on gau mutr.. purely made in india

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    That is called confidence in indigenous products and holding in high morale for make in India.
    Twisted tail will never straighten even if it is .....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Chinese ones? We banned Chinese apps but why we need their engines? Other engines are not available??

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    To support gas industrialists. What an idea sirji

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Kindly ensure they don't catch Fire ...

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    At end manufactured by Anil Ambani.
    For looser Modi gave Defense order, one more pipe line order to make Anil Rich and BJP funds More.

    Ring master marketing Manager Modi sends Sales person to Make market in name of Make in India.

    By the way India's first Make in India product Smart Phone any updates is the production completed or not.

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