Bharat Electronics Limited will conduct special camps from June 20, Monday, in all coastal villages in the district to provide biometric identity cards to fishermen and fisherwomen as part of measures to bolster coastal security. The Bengaluru-based company would conduct the camps in coordination with the Fisheries Department to issue the cards, Collector S. Natarajan said here on Saturday. Those who were left out in the first and second phases would be covered in this phase, he said. The camps would be held from June 20 to 30 and the fisherfolk would be informed in advance the date time and place of camps, he said and advised the fishermen and women to get the details from the offices of the Assistant Directors of Fisheries in their areas. Sources in Fisheries department said the process of issuing Bio metric ID cards for fishermen in the district began in 2012.

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