Fishermen seek removal of encroachments in Gara
Srikakulam: Hundreds of fishermen from Kalingapatnam, Gara and Matsyalesam villages demanded for removal of encroachments along Bay of Bengal coast in Gara mandal.They took out a huge rally in Srikakulam city on Monday for which YSRCP MLA D Prasada Rao expressed his solidarity. The fishermen said that in recent past the beach at Kalingapatnam eroded due to high tidal waves following encroachments by unauthorised persons along the coastal belt in the name of tourism development. Also Read – 10 injured as school bus falls off bridge in Nellore district Advertise With Us They raised slogans against destruction in the name of tourism development along the coast and demanded for removal of encroachments along the coastal area for the safety of larger interests of people. The fishermen found fault with the previous government for giving permissions to private companies and persons for tourism development. Later they submitted a memorandum to Collector J Nivas by presenting their views at ‘Spandana’ at Collectorate.