Monday 29 January 2024

Need to address delays in canoe fishing subsidies

29 January 2024


Shri Nilkhant Halarnkar

Minister of Fisheries,

Government of Goa,

Porvorim, Goa

Subject: Petrol subsidy for fishing cannoes...regarding


All Goa Small Scale Responsible Fisheries Union (AGSSRFU) calls your urhent attention to the issues regarding Petrol subsidy as under:

1. Petrol subsidy for fishing cannoes given through department of fisheries is facing serious delays. Subsidy for the year 2022 is still not distributed even though we are in 2024. There is delay of two years. You are urged to direct Fisheries department to clear backlog of petrol subsidies for the years 2022 and 2023 with immidiate effect.

2. Subsidy amount for petrol that was Rs.50,000/- per cannoe was slashed down to Rs.30,000/- during Covid-19 pandemic even though that was difficult time for fishing communities. And this amount is still at the same level even tough Covid-19 pandemic ended many years ago. You are requested to increase the petrol subsidy amount from current Rs.30,000/- to Rs.75,000/-

Kindly oblige.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely 

Shaila D'mello


Laximan Mangueshkar


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