Vizhinjam scheme: compensation given

March 05, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:44 am IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala:::04/03/2016::District Collector Biju Prabhakar  handing over a cheque for Rs 12 lakhs as compensation to a fisherman who was displaced for Vizhinjam port project  in the presence of A.S.Suresh Babu, CEO,Vizhinjam International Sea Port Ltd  at a function in Thiruvananthapuram .................Photo:S_Mahinsha

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala:::04/03/2016::District Collector Biju Prabhakar handing over a cheque for Rs 12 lakhs as compensation to a fisherman who was displaced for Vizhinjam port project in the presence of A.S.Suresh Babu, CEO,Vizhinjam International Sea Port Ltd at a function in Thiruvananthapuram .................Photo:S_Mahinsha

The disbursement of compensation to those who have lost their livelihood in the project area of the Vizhinjam International Deepwater Multipurpose seaport commenced on Friday. At the government guest house at Thycaud here, compensation was given first to those collecting mussels in catamarans under the Rs.23.80-crore package approved by the government. District Collector and chairman of the appeal committee of the Livelihood Impact Appraisal Committee Biju Prabhakar distributed the compensation of Rs.12.5 lakh each to the displaced 70-odd persons. The government had on March 1 given administrative sanction for the package.

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