Economy

10 women fish market to come up in coastal Karnataka

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on March 09, 2011 Published on March 09, 2011

The Karnataka Coastal Development Authority, with financial assistance from the Hyderabad-based National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), has initiated the process of construction of 10 women's fish market in coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada.

Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, Mr Nagaraja Shetty, Chairman of Karnataka Coastal Development Authority, said that the 10 fish markets will be built in Kinnigoli and Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada district; Padubidri, Udupi, Katpady, Yedtere-Baindoor and Uppunda in Udupi district; and Shirali, Ankola and Karwar in Uttara Kannada district.

The Padubidri market is estimated to be built at a cost of Rs 76.92 lakh, and NFDB has agreed to sanction Rs 69.22 lakh for this market. Of this amount, Rs 34.61 lakh has already been credited to the account of Karnataka Coastal Development Authority.

Foundation stone laid

Stating that the foundation stone has been laid for the construction of Padubidri market, he said the project will be implemented through the Port and Fisheries Department in Udupi.

Detailed project reports (DPR) for Shirali market (estimated at Rs 1.25 crore), Yedtere-Baindoor (Rs 1.09 crore) and Uppunda market (Rs 1.21 crore) have been certified by the Port and Fisheries Department. The Authority has submitted these reports to the NFDB, he said. The DPR for Katpady market (Rs 69.94 lakh) is with the Department of Port and Fisheries for certification.

On the Ankola market, he said the Rs 50 lakh project has been certified by the Port and Fisheries Department and it is with the Authority now.

The DPRs for Udupi and Karwar markets (Rs 1.85 crore each), Bantwal (Rs 34 lakh) and Kinnigoli (Rs 60 lakh) is being prepared, and they will be submitted to the NFDB soon.

The NFDB will give 90 per cent of the project cost for these markets and the Karnataka Government is likely to bear the remaining amount, Mr Shetty said.

These markets will have all modern facilities. The coastal Karnataka has more than 800 fish markets, and steps will be taken to modernise them in phases, he added.

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Published on March 09, 2011
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