Cyclone Tauktae: Rs 105 crore relief announced for Gujarat fishermen
Ahmedabad, June 03: The government of Gujarat has announced aid of 105 crore rupees for fishermen affected by Cyclone Tauktae which caused severe damage to the state’s coastal belt last month, officials said on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani made the decision on the back-up plan after reviewing the situation in a meeting on Tuesday evening, according to an official statement.
Cyclone Tauktae hit the coast of Gujarat on the night of May 17 with a very high wind speed of around 220 km / h.
It caused extensive damage to anchored boats, fishing nets, trawlers and marine infrastructure in the ports of Jafrabad, Rajula, Saiyad Rajpara, Shiyal Bet and Nava Bandar, the statement said, adding that fishermen’s houses have been damaged. also damaged by the cyclone.
As part of the package, the state government would pay a collective amount of Rs 25 crore to affected fishermen to compensate for damage to more than 1,000 small and large boats.
For a fully damaged small boat, the government would pay 50% of the boat’s value or Rs 75,000, whichever is less, the statement said.
In the case of a partially damaged small boat, compensation would be 50% of the boat’s value or Rs 35,000, whichever is less, he said.
For a fully damaged trawler, compensation would be Rs 5 lakh or 50% of the trawler’s value, he added.
The state government will provide 2,000 rupees in the form of a direct benefit transfer to all fishermen whose boats were fully or partially damaged in the cyclone.
On a loan of Rs 10 lakh to repair a completely damaged boat, the state government would bear 10% of the interest for a period of two years, according to the statement.
As part of this package, the state government also planned to restore the maritime infrastructure damaged by the cyclone.
In Jafrabad, the existing jetty would be extended up to 500 meters, and the jetty’s high mast electric towers will also be repaired, the statement said.
Similar restoration work will be carried out in the coastal towns of Nava Bandar and Saiyad Rajpara, and on the island of Shiyal Bet.
In total, the state government is reportedly spending Rs 80 crore to restore and strengthen maritime infrastructure, the statement said.