Mangaluru, Aug 15: District-in-Charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary said that the fisheries department has chalked out programmes to generate self-employment for 10,000 people in the fisheries sector in the state.
Speaking at the 74th Independence Day after hoisted the National Flag at Nehru Maidan in Mangaluru on Saturday, he said Karnataka is in the sixth position in terms of fish production in the country. “We want to reach the top position by increasing the production. Priority will be given for the fisheries sector under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana," he added.
Lauding the district administration in handling the global pandemic, he said Covid-19 has posed a challenge to humanity. "There is a need to maintain social distance and cleanliness to check the spread of Covid-19. The district administration has given priority to the free treatment and testing of the Covid-19 infected. There is no compromise on the health care of the people in the district," he said.