Sunderban: The State Government will issue as many as 1,700 boat licence certificates (BLC) to fishermen in the Sundarbans, allowing them the privilege to venture into the rivers for catching fishes and crabs.
A majority of the people inhabiting the mangrove forest in Sundarban are dependent on fishing and catching crabs for their livelihood.
As per records of the state government, there are a total of 4,700 BLCs issued to the fishermen. The State Forest Minister said that the government wants needy and poor fishermen to reap the benefits of BLC.
The government would remain strict like always regarding the carrying out of fishing activities in accordance with the rules.