Burdened by debt and loss of livelihood, fisherfolk in Maharashtra's Palghar struggle to stay afloat
Satpati – one of the largest fishing villages in Maharashtra. It is located on the west coast about 80 kilometers north of Mumbai in the tribal district of Palghar. The fishers in Satpati, who belong to the Koli community, fish in Maharashtra’s waters.
Climate change, unsustainable and unregulated fishing methods have both been blamed for this decline.
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 13 Tamil Nadu fishermen near island nation's coast; authorities lodge them in Jaffna's Kangesanthurai
Thirteen fishermen from Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu, fishing at Nedunthivu near a coast in Sri Lanka, were arrested by the navy of the island nation on Saturday
Indian Coast Guard, with help of seven merchant vessels, rescues 264 fishermen from Arabian Sea; survivors being given food, first aid
Distress call was received on 3 December and a total of seven Merchant Vessels transiting through area responded to Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Centre
Kisan Credit Cards given to only 8,400 fishermen so far, efforts underway to reach out to more people: Govt
However, not many cards could be distributed to fishermen due to lack of awareness and delay in issuing RBI guidelines for implementation of this facility, sources said.
Cyclone Maha likely to weaken into depression, light to moderate showers expected in parts of Maharashtra today, says IMD
In a bulletin released late on Wednesday night, the weather department said cyclone 'Maha' had moved east-northeastwards with a speed of 21 kmph and lay centred over east-central and adjoining northeast the Arabian Sea, about 250 km southwest of Porbandar in Gujarat and 290 km west-southwest of Diu.
Cyclone Maha: Schools, colleges in Maharashtra's Palghar to remain shut for three days as precautionary measure; villages near coast on high alert
According to the Met department, parts of the coastal Konkan, central Maharashtra and Marthawada are likely to receive rains due to severe cyclonic storm 'Maha' which is expected to make landfall on the Gujarat coast on 7 November.
Cyclone Maha to cause rainfall in Maharashtra, Goa before making landfall in Gujarat tomorrow; system likely to weaken to 'storm'
Severe cyclonic storm 'Maha' is expected to make landfall on the Gujarat coast near the Union Territory of Diu on Thursday, which will result in rainfall in parts of Maharashtra and Goa over the next two days.
Cyclone Maha: Several districts of Gujarat, Maharashtra to receive rain for next two days, predicts IMD; advises fishermen not to venture into sea
Apart from these areas, some isolated places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kerala and Mahe are also likely to receive heavy rainfall on Tuesday
Wildlife Week 2019: Maharashtra's humpback dolphins locked in battle for safe habitats and food security
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Pakistan releases another 100 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture; more to return home by end of April
A group of 100 Indian fishermen Monday crossed over to the Indian side through Attari-Wagah border after the Pakistan government released them from jail as a goodwill gesture
Political clout of Bihar’s fisherfolk could swing votes either way in Bhagalpur, but community still bears brunt of Ganga’s unpredictability
Fisherfolk in Bihar are among the communities that revere the Ganga and have dealt with her love and anger for centuries. But of late, the river has given them nothing but pain.
Bombay HC pulls up Maharashtra government over lack of rehab plan for fishermen affected by coastal road project
The Maharashtra government will have to tell the Bombay High Court about its rehabilitation plan for fishermen affected by the coastal road project by 19 March.
VK Singh tells Lok Sabha over 500 fishermen, 1,000 fishing boats believed to be in Pakistani custody
Over 500 Indian fishermen and more than 1,050 Indian fishing boats are believed to be in Pakistan's custody, the government said Wednesday
Cyclone Gaja: As Tamil Nadu braces for landfall on Thursday, fishermen warned against venturing near coast
The state government has put its machinery on alert and kept on standby around 30,500 rescue personnel. Also, teams of the National and State Disaster Response Forces are ready for deployment.
The extreme heavy rainfall warning issued by the regional meteorological department for south Tamil Nadu has been withdrawn, Deputy Director General S Balachandran said Saturday.
Red alert in Kerala, Tamil Nadu as IMD warns of heavy rains over weekend; states say they are prepared to handle any situation
According to an India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin, the low pressure is very likely to become more marked during the next 12 hours and concentrate into a depression.
Typhoon Trami batters Okinawa: Nine injured, over 600 people shifted to shelters; storm progresses towards Japan mainland
A powerful typhoon pummelled Japan's southern island of Okinawa Saturday, injuring at least nine.
Rahul Gandhi in Kerala; updates: Congress chief begins two-day visit, meets flood victims at Chengannur camp
Rahul Gandhi in Kerala; updates: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited the relief camp in Christian College in Chengannur district of Kerala.