Dakshina Kannada District Gillnet Fishermen Association has urged the Central and state governments to release the quota of subsidised kerosene every month without any delay. The pending 300 litres of kerosene per permit should be released at the earliest.
"The shortage of supply of subsidised kerosenes have been affecting the fishing activities carried out by the traditional fishermen throughout the year," said Association President Ali Hassan.
"We have been demanding the subsidised kerosene for 12 months. However, the government supplies the kerosene only for nine months and that too irregularly.