ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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LABOUR-Struggle for CDS Money

November 27, 1976 mittee for lower receipts than anticipated the department stated that this was unavoidable due to certain unforeseen circumstances like distance of fishing grounds, absence of suitable berthing place, non-availability of fuel and fishing equipment. It is strange that problems like the absence of suitable berthing place and non-availability of fuel and fishing equipment' could not be foreseen by the department. The committee observed that sufficiently vigorous attempts had not been made to meet the deficiencies. It remarked that the activities of the department for the years under review were most deplorable and demanded a thorough review. The committee noted that, according to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, one hectare could reasonably produce 600 kg of fish per annum which would work out to 240 kg per acre. But it found that, under the fisheries department's extreme, the production in the first of operation was nil; it was 66 kg per acre in 1967-68, which gradually came down to 12 kg per acre in 1973- 74. The committee could not get any explanation for this. It also found that the failure of the scheme was mainly due to lack of zeal on the part of the departmental officials which resulted in high overhead and capital cost with practically negligible production.

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