Modern fish market opens in Udayamperoor

February 29, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:48 am IST - KOCHI:

The Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC) has lined up developmental projects worth Rs.6.33 crore to improve basic amenities and infrastructure facilities at Udayamperoor fishing village.

Fisheries Minister K. Babu made the announcement at the inauguration of the Rs.1.26 crore-modernised fish market constructed by the KSCADC at Udayamperoor. Projects worth Rs.3.21 crore have been completed so far at the village, he said.

It included a net mending yard, a mini fish landing centre, a fisheries colony drainage project, electrification projects, a library, installation of high-mast lights and distribution of financial assistance for livelihood support. Projects worth Rs.3.12 crore, including a hospital building at Poothotta, drinking water facilities and construction of toilets, are at different stages of implementation. The Udayamperoor fish market is part of the government’s Rs.78-crore initiative to build a chain of 41 modernised and hygienic fish markets across the State. Construction of 33 markets has been completed.

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