After a decade, desilting of entry channel to Thoothukudi fishing harbour is being carried out.
Desilting of entry channel to Thoothukudi fishing harbour being carried out on Wednesday.
Joint Director of Fisheries R. Amal Xavier said desilting was being done with funds from Thoothukudi Fishing Harbour Management Society.
Besides incurring an expenditure of ?50,000 for towing a damaged boat, the boat owner needs to shell out ?1.30 lakh for replacing a propeller.
On many occasions, the damaged boats turned immobile at sea and they had to be towed with the aid of other boats.
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