Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin distributed the devices to the fishing vessels’ owners in order to help fishermen engaged in deep sea fishing. Tamil Nadu launched the Blue Revolution Scheme at an estimated cost of Rs 18.01 crore, and 10 owners received the devices under this scheme. The Blue Revolution Scheme envisages fixing transponders on 4,997 mechanized boats in the state.
- ISRO-developed upgraded transponders will help fishermen send and receive information.
- It will also enable them to find the location of a boat in the deep sea, and its route and aid them to take appropriate measures for rescue efforts.
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