The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to add nine new harbours and modernise the Visakhapatnam port, announced state fisheries minister Seediri Appalaraju on Friday.
He further stated that the state government will also start working on constructing a a fisheries university in Andhra Pradesh soon.
“A subsidy is being given on petrol and diesel to fishermen who go for fishing in the sea. The state government has decided to create nine new harbours and to construct six new fishing jetties. Arrangements are also being made to supply fishnets and boats on subsidy to fishermen this year,” said Seediri Appalaraju.
He also informed that arrangements are already being made for the foundation for aqua form and aqua hub in the state.
“New reforms are being brought in aqua policy so that the sector is much more developed. The transparent policy is being brought in the aqua sector,” he assured.