Mumbai: Fishermen stage protest over 36-year-old resettlement issue | Mumbai News – Times of India


MUMBAI: The project-affected fishing community of JNPT on Friday staged a protest to block ship movement at the container port in support of their 36-year-old issue of resettlement of displaced families of erstwhile Sheva Village.
Meanwhile, JNPT officials said though ship movement remains unaffected, upon the request of district administration, the port has already released an amount of Rs 5.69 crores on February 16, 2021 and has further requested the shipping ministry to grant permission to enhance the amount to Rs 14.64 crores (inclusive of 5.69 crores) considering the 15 years inflation towards the resettlement.
The agitation was called off in the afternoon following the intervention of Raigad MP Sunil Tatkare who reportedly promised to resolve the issue in four to five days.
Senior JNPT officials reportedly spoke to the agitators and assured an amicable solution.
The agitation was originally planned on Republic Day but was put off until today following the intervention of the police.
Dilip Koli of Paaramparik Macchimar Bachao Kruti Samiti said in a meeting held by shipping and ports minister Mansukh Mandaviya on February 9, it has been decided to allot the 17 hectares for resettling the 256 families.
Yet, instead of sticking to this, authorities were allegedly misleading the community with their alternative plans in the restricted mangrove zones, he contended.

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