'Jeppu, Alake fish markets will be ready in 6 months'

'Jeppu, Alake fish markets will be ready in 6 months'

Fish market near State Bank area will be shifted to Central Market, says Palemar

District-in-Charge Minister Krishna J Palemar, Assembly Deputy Speaker Yogish Bhat, Mayor Praveen Anchan at the foundation stone laying ceremony for Jeppu and Alake markets on Monday. DH Photo

Under the aegis of Fisheries Development Corporation, the government will provide Rs 10 lakh for the development of fish markets in various parts of the district. There are plans to establish fish markets in rural areas also, he said and added that with fish markets, the fisher folk can easily sell fish and earn their living.

The Jeppu and Alake projects are jointly undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Corporation and Mangalore City Corporation. The expenses will be borne on the ratio of 90:10 respectively. 

The National Fisheries Development Corporation has invested Rs 83.5 lakh for Jeppu market and Rs 58.5 lakh for Alake market. The MCC has contributed Rs 9.25 lakh for Jeppu and Rs 6.5 lakh for Alake. The Jeppu market will come up on 1048.49 sq m and Alake market on 361.73 sq m land. The Jeppu market will have 32 stalls and Alake will have 48 stalls.

Speaking on Bejai market, Palemar said owing to financial constraints there is delay in the construction of the market. However, it will be completed within six months.
The fish market near State Bank area would be shifted to the Central Market region, he added.

Presiding over the Programme, Karnataka Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Yogish Bhat, said that a survey will be conducted to identify and develop fish markets in the city.

CDP row

Bhat said there were several loopholes in Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) and a meeting was held in Bangalore to discuss the issue.

State Urban Development Minister Suresh Kumar, Chief Minister’s Advisor Dr Ravindra, District-in-Charge Minister Krishna J Palemar, MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik, MUDA Chairman and other officials had attended the meet. It was decided to make TDR (Transferable Development Rights) buyer friendly.

“We decided to make amendments to the rules and regulations of the CDP after obtaining the objections from the people,” he added.

Mayor Praveen Anchan, Deputy Mayor Geetha Nayak and others were present on the occasion.