The Department of Fisheries will organise Matsyotsavam, a three-day festival as part of the first anniversary of the State government, at Marine Drive from July 25.
Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty Amma will inaugurate the festival, which will create awareness about various programmes being implemented by the department. A Matsya Adalat will be held to address the complaints from fishermen. e-Samudra mobile application will be launched and financial help to the fishermen community will be distributed on the occasion.
People can either submit their complaints either online or directly for the adalat. The Minister will address the complaints from 12 noon on July 25. Online petitions can be submitted up to July 24. Those who are unable to submit their complaints online can submit their complaints directly on July 25.
Various counters under the Fisheries Department will be opened on Marine Drive to address the complaints by the people. Online applications can be submitted by visiting the pagewww.fisheries.kerala.gov.inand using the link ‘Matsya Adaalat’. The complaints can be submitted free of cost at Akshaya centres and Matsya Bhavans. Exhibition on modern fish cultivation, seminar on value-addition and film screening will also be organised as part of the mela. A food court serving fish dishes will be opened at the venue. A get-together of fishermen, cultural programmes, musical concert, competitions for children, and fish farmers’ meet are also planned.
A meeting organised at the Fisheries Complex to discuss the conduct of the ‘Matsyotsavam’ was attended by Deputy Director S. Mahesh, Fisheries Joint Director Laila Beevi, and Matsyafed Manager C.D. George.