Kolkata: About 4 lakh people in Bengal are associated with fishery for their livelihoods. The State Government has decided to introduce life-support boats for the benefit of coastal fishermen, for rescuing them during storms, accidents or any other incidents.
This was recently announced by the State Fisheries Minister. He also said that a new set of rules would be brought into force to enable the setting up of the system.
Along with buying the specialised boats, space would be made at various ports to store them. These boats are built in a way to quickly reach people stuck at sea.