Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour Fire Accident: CM Jagan Declares Compensation

20 Nov, 2023 18:38 IST|Sakshi Post

Amaravati, Nov 20: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officials to pay 80 per cent compensation to the boats in the fire mishap at Visakhapatnam fishing harbour.

When the officials told him that 36 boats were totally destroyed and nine boats were partially damaged in the mishap,  the Chief Minister observed that it was a great loss to the fishermen.

He told the officials to show humanity and pay compensation of up to 80 per cent of the value so that the victims would be able to withstand the loss and restart their activity with confidence. The government should stand by the fishermen in such difficult circumstances, he said.

They informed him that the loss caused by the fire mishap was estimated to be around Rs.12 crore, according to a preliminary assessment and a final report is being prepared.

They also told him that  Fisheries Minister Dr. S. Appala Raju along with the District Collector visited the accident site and assured the victims' families of Government support.

Earlier, on being informed of the fire mishap, the Chief Minister expressed shock and ordered the Minister and District Collector to rush to the accident site.

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