Demanding that fishermen be included in the Scheduled Tribe list, the National Association of Fishermen is staging a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on February 23.


Fishermen from different parts of the district will participate in the agitation.

Announcing this at a press conference here on Friday, district president of the federation Kola Prasada Varma said, on the lines of allocation of all rights on forests to the tribal people, the government must promulgate an Act empowering fishermen to enjoy rights on all water bodies.

He felt that except people from the fishermen community, no one else should be allowed to venturing into fishing in water bodies.