Monsoon trawling ban begins in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to impose ban on monsoon trawling operations by mechanised fishing boats along the state coast for 52 days starting from June 9 midnight.

The state cabinet took the decision on the ban which will be in force from June 9 to July 31.

The ban is intended to enhance marine fish stock and improve their habitat.

The state cabinet also decided to open a fixed deposit of Rs five lakh in the name of son of Soumya Santhosh who was recently killed in a Palestinian rocket attack in Israel.

The state government will also take care of the child's education expenses.

NORKA Roots, a welfare agency of non-resident Keralites under the state government, had on Monday handed over Rs four lakh insurance amount to the family of Soumya.

Soumya was talking to her husband Santhosh over a video call in the evening of May 11 when the rocket hit the house where she was working.

The cabinet also approved the appointment of N Jayaraj as the chief whip of the Kerala Assembly.

(With PTI inputs)

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