Matsya Thozhilali Union, the forum of fishermen under the CITU, will march to the residence of Fisheries Minister K. Babu on July 24 to protest against the government’s delay in sanctioning free ration of rice in view of the monsoon months during which fishermen face hardships on account of restricted fishing activities. The fishermen demanded financial compensation after frequent flooding of residential areas in the coastal areas. The union also protested against the failure of the United Democratic Front government to disburse the money recommended by the Debt Relief Commission. — Staff Reporter

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