Kasargod harbour: length of pulimuttus to be extended
Kasaragod: The legislature committee will recommend to the government to extend the length of both pulimuttus (local name for the rocky bridge stretching into the sea) at Kasargod fishing harbor to 1000 metres. They will also ask to increase the width between both the rock bridges to 150 metres from 80 metres. The new suggestions are on the grounds of complaints that the fishermen are unable to utilize the harbor even after the completion of its construction.
The committee on the welfare of fishermen and allied workers, headed by C. Krishnan, visited the harbor and premises, and assessed the situation. They also heard complaints from fishermen. Presently, Rs 29.75 crore has been spent for the harbour. But the harbour engineering officials clarified that the harbour will be fully functional only if an additional Rs 47 crore is spent for it.
The fishermen find it difficult to launch their boats into the sea and bring them back. The committee visited the Tsunami colony at Beeranthabail, where the fishermen folk of Kasargod live. They heard complaints from fishermen families of 65 houses around and ensured that proper actions will be taken soon.
The committee also paid a visit to the Govt. Fisheries UP school on the beach side. The headmistress of the school requested to upgrade the school to high school and to provide cycles for students. The committee members N. A. Nellikkunnu, C. K. Nanu, M. Noushad, Kasaragod Municipality Councilor K. P. Arun Kumar, and other officials were also with the chairman.