Archbishop Susapakiam of Thiruvananthapuram and Kerala Regional Latin Catholic Council representatives have demanded Rs 3500 crore package from the Centre for the Ockhi-affected people in Kerala. “The package should include protection of coastal area, basic development of fishermen community, availability of communication facility and house construction.
Fishermen should be given 25% representation in Navy, Coastguard and Marine police. The disaster management facility in the eastern coast of India should be made available in Kerala. The Centre should start Fisheries ministry,” they demanded.
They said a memorandum would be submitted to the Prime Minister including the above demands.