Subsidised fish for Goans soon, says Fisheries Minister
Availability of cheap fish had been the poll plank of several political parties like the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and the Goa Forward Party ahead of the February 4 state assembly polls.
The overkill of fish for export and to cater to the hospitality industry in the tourism-oriented state, as well as rising sea temperatures has resulted in a fish famine of sorts in the Goa waters, driving the prices of locally consumed staple fish through the roof.
“We had in our manifesto, said that we will give Goans subsidised fish. We are keeping that promise,” said Palienkar, a member of the Goa Forward Party, which is an alliance partner in the BJP-led government.