Port Blair, Sep 30 (UNI) The Department of Fisheries in the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands proposes to construct Fish Landing Centres for the benefit of the fishing folk of these tsunami-ravaged islands.
The Central Institute of Coastal Engineering for Fishery(CICEF), Ministry of Agriculture, Bangalore had identified 19 sites for the construction of Fish Landing Centers, out of which 12 sites were in South, North and Middle Andaman. The remaining seven were in the southern group of islands.
Among the 12, one fish landing centre has come up in Junglighat in South Andaman at a total project cost of Rs 468.85 lakh, Dr R.
Krishnamurty, Director Fisheries, told media persons in Port Blair.
Adding that the work had been completed and the handing over was under progress in consultation with the ALHW, the construction agency of the project.
The Director further disclosed that the other sites identified in South, North and Middle Andamans included Diglipur (Durgapur), Mayabunder, Uttara, Betapur, Neil Island, North Wandoor, Guptapara, Panighat, Rangat, Yeratta and Havelock Island, while site identified in Southern group of Islands including Little Andaman and Nicobars were Campbell Bay, Kamorta (subject to site availability), Katchal, Teressa, Car Nicobar, Little Andaman and RK Pur (Hut Bay).