Karnataka fishermen to get QR code-based biometric cards

The Karnataka governing administration will concern an buy building the QR code-dependent biometric playing cards

The Karnataka governing administration will concern an buy building the QR code-dependent biometric playing cards obligatory for fishermen.

Talking at a assembly on coastal fisheries in Mangaluru, Kota Srinivasa Poojary, Karnataka Minister for Port and Fisheries, stated the governing administration designs to introduce QR code-dependent biometric playing cards to fishermen as a security evaluate .

The biometric playing cards will be created out there both through the ‘Seva Sindhu’ portal of the governing administration or through the Fisheries Office, he stated.

When some members urged the Minister to lengthen all the amenities out there in Kisan Credit score Card to fishermen also, Poojary stated he will discuss the make a difference with the Main Minister and other officers anxious.

Members have also urged the governing administration to earmark 20 for each cent of the careers in Coastal Protection Police to the fishermen from the region.

The Fisheries Office official stated at the assembly that coastal Karnataka has close to three.28 lakh fishermen. Of them, one.fifty seven lakh are actively included in fishing along the coast.

The Karnataka coast has 8 fisheries harbours, and 26 fish-landing centres.

The region has 128 fisheries cooperative societies, a single fisheries advancement company, and two fish marketing firms.

The coastal region has four,585 mechanised fishing vessels, nine,362 motorised boats, and nine,037 classic country boats, he stated.