India signs MoU with Sri Lanka to support fishermen and farmers

Posted on:16 Sep 2016 18:06:47
India signs MoU with Sri Lanka to support fishermen and farmers
16 September 2016 Current Affairs: India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support livelihood of the fishing and farming communities in Hambantota district of Sri Lanka on 15 September 2016.

The project envisages gift of equipment and tools such as grub hoes, bicycles, life jackets and sewing machines, worth 300 million SLR, to the fishing and farming communities in Hambantota district. Part of the grant is expected to be used for developing fisheries villages under a national programme.

More than 75000 people across the district will get direct benefit from the project. The project will be implemented in consultation with the relevant local authorities.

 

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