The Central government has sanctioned Rs.795 lakh for the modernisation and refurbishment of the fish landing centre at Vizhinjam south.

A press note issued here said the fund had been sanctioned by the National Fisheries Development Board on the basis of project prepared by the Harbour Engineering Department.

Using this fund, the existing loading area, parking area, sorting platform, locker rooms, auction room, drainage canals, compound wall, and gear shed would be modernised.

A drinking water distribution system and electrification also formed part of the modernisation drive, the press note said.

The aim was to complete this wholly-Central scheme in two years, the press note quoted Fisheries Minister K. Babu as saying.