Tamil Nadu: Ban on fishing imposed in Rameswaram for a day

Published: Sep 04, 2019, 14:49 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Rameswaram wind speed has increased from 45 to 55 Kmph with tornado causing sea turbulence. So, the government has banned fishermen from fishing today

This picture has been used for representational purpose
This picture has been used for representational purpose

Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu government banned fishermen on Wednesday from fishing due to increase in the wind speed causing sea turbulence. According to the Tamil Nadu Sea Workers Association State Secretary, CR Senthilvel, " Rameswaram wind speed has increased from 45 to 55 Kmph with tornado causing sea turbulence. So, the government has banned fishermen from fishing today. Around 1200 boats are parked on the shore. More than 5,000 fishermen are waiting for the wind to drop."

"The Government should provide relief assistance to fishermen to find work in such times," he added. On August 25, Rameswaram fishermen were on a 3-day strike demanding to get an exemption from GST from fish meal and related products.

With inputs from ANI

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