Cyclone Tauktae: Government of Gujarat. announces aid of 105 cr for fishermen
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani made the decision on the back-up plan after reviewing the situation in a meeting on Tuesday
The government of Gujarat has announced a 105 crore relief plan for fishermen affected by Cyclone Tauktae which caused severe damage to the state’s coastal belt last month, officials said on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
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 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 percent of the boat’s value or 75,000 yen, 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 ₹ 35,000, whichever is less, he said.
For a fully damaged trawler, compensation would be 5 lakh or 50% of the trawler’s value, he added.
The state government will pay 2,000 in the form of a direct benefit transfer to all fishermen whose boats were totally or partially damaged in the cyclone.
On a 10 lakh loan to repair a completely damaged boat, the state government would bear 10% interest for a period of two years, the statement said.
As part of this package, the state government also planned to restore the maritime infrastructure that was 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 80 crore to restore and strengthen maritime infrastructure, the statement said.