Gujarat CM Assures YS Jagan To Send 5,000 AP Fishermen Back


AMARAVATI: The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday spoke to Gujarat’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for the second time and sought his help, to bring back the state’s fishermen stranded in Gujarat, through sea. 5000 fishermen from Andhra Pradesh have been left stranded off the coast of the northwestern state of Gujarat due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.


YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on April 21, spoke to with Vijay Rupani and urged him to ensure all possible assistance to AP fishermen who are stranded in Gujarat, due to COVID-19 lockdown. Gujarat’s Chief Minister acknowledged YS Jagan’s request and had agreed to send the fishermen back. He promised that their government would provide food and accommodation to the AP’s fishermen besides helping them out with essential commodities during this time of crisis. The AP CM immediately instructed officials to take all necessary action for the immediate evacuation of the fishermen from Gujarat.


Speaking to media, on Thursday the Fisheries Minister Mopidevi Venkataramana said that the State Government would bring the fishermen who were stranded in Gujarat, back to state. All the 5000 fishermen would be brought back to the state in special boats, said Venkataramana. 

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