Joint Collector M. Girija Shankar held discussions with representatives of fishermen associations and Brandix company on the demands of Pudimadaka fishermen at his chambers on Tuesday. He said that the Brandix company officials were ready to pay compensation immediately and advised the fishermen against complicating the issue.

He said that the old people and the family members of the deceased among the displaced persons were subjected to hardship on account of the delay in settlement of the issue.

He urged the fishermen representatives to come forward for arriving at an amicable settlement.

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