Members of District Fishermen Cooperative Societies (DFCS) demanded that the government conduct elections to the societies as per the directions of the court.

Speaking to newsmen here on Monday, AP Fishermen Right Protection Committee district unit president K. Srinivasulu said there are about 180 societies in Nellore district. Since1995, the government has not conducted elections, due to which funds were not being sanctioned and the fishermen families were facing severe problems. Responding to a petition, the High Court on September 6, 2011 directed the officials to conduct elections in a month.