Nationalization of Chapora river opposed

Nationalization of Chapora river opposed

Panaji: Fishermen from across the state, including Chapora, have strongly opposed the Centre’s decision to nationalize the Chapora river. They have written to fisheries minister Vinod Paliencar stating that this move would seriously affect their traditional fishing business. The fishermen have also started a signature campaign to protest against the Centre’s move.

Speaking to TOI, former chairman of the Chopra fishermen’s association Balbhim Malvankar said the Centre’s decision was extremely dangerous as it would adversely affect marine ecology, fish output, the fishermen community and the tourism industry at large. He added that the main aim of nationalization of the river was to open up the sea to bring casinos in the river and, thus, end their traditional occupation.
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