COVID-19 lockdown: Andra Pradesh govt to give Rs 2,000 each to 6,000 fishermen stuck in Gujarat

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Andhra Pradesh government announced that it will be providing one-time financial aid of Rs 2,000 each to over 6,000 fishermen from the state stranded in Gujarat amid COVID-19 lockdown.


Over 6,000 fishermen from Andhra Pradesh are stuck in Gujarat due to the lockdown.

On Wednesday, Andra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy held a review meeting with top officials from all relevant departments to take stock of the state's measures in the fight against COVID-19.

On Tuesday, Reddy had called Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani to discuss the situation. He asked his counterpart from Gujarat to ensure that all necessary measures are taken at the earliest for the safety of the fishermen.  

As a step towards supporting the same cause, the Chief Minister has directed the authorities to ensure that one-time financial assistance of Rs 2,000 is given to each of the fishermen stranded in Gujarat.

Reddy said that the state will support the Gujarat government in every way possible pertaining to improving the facilities being provided to the fishermen.


With inputs from ANI

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