After Navratri poornima, there has been a sharp increase in the prices of fishes. However, the fish vendors attribute the rise in price to lesser availability of fishes in the sea. Post Navratri Poornima, the people of Koli Community began with their business of fishing. Its been more than a month to the fishing season, and the fisherfolk are facing a huge decline in the collection of fishes. With less fishes, the price of them have soared high. Infact the price of fishes have become even more expensive than meat or chicken. The fish venfors attribute the rise to less availability of fishes in the sea. While the fisherfolk expressed disappointment over the relief provided by the government to them, they expressed their expectation from the new candidates of the state assembly. Today FISHES ARE COSTING: HALWA – RS 180-200 PER KG SURMAI – RS 150 PER KG POMFRET – RS 300 TO 400 PER KG KATLA RS 100-150 PER KG TIGER PRAWNS – RS 300 PER KG AND Crabs – Rs 200 a dozen Excluding the four months of monsoon, fishes are usually cheaper during the remaining 8 months. Fishes are brought from Colaba, Varsova, Worli and Manori, gorai and from districts of Thane like Vasai and Mira Bhayander. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Vrushali Chitre for NMTV News.
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