Tamil Diplomat

5 Fishermen Societies from Delft Demonstrate for issue of fishing equipment

5 Fishermen Societies from Delft demonstrated in front of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources to issue them with the overdue net grants.
The demonstrators said that, in the past, kerosene was issued as grant.  Later it was stopped and nets were issued in lieu of Kerosene. Out of the 2,611 fisher families only 500 were issued with nets. Although there are 666 fisher families were living in Delft only 200 have boats and out of these 200 only 17 were given the grants, they said.
They also said that if their grants are not given before next 15th they will start chain fasting struggle.