KERALA

Seminar on social security for fishermen

Staff Reporter

KOCHI: A seminar on the `Long-term social security scheme for fishermen in the wake of tsunami catastrophe,' organised by the Kerala Institute of Labour and Employment (KILE) in association with Social Security Association of India (SSAI) concluded here on Saturday.

In his valedictory address, the Fisheries Minister Dominic Presentation said that the Cabinet has decided to levy one per cent cess on the total value of fish exported from the State. The seminar was attended by about 50 participants representing NGOs and Fisheries Departments from Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Karnataka and Kerala.

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