The state government would look into the demand for increase in floor space index (FSI) for fishermen colonies in the state. The meeting to be convened for the purpose would would involve all stakeholders, and also discuss coastal regulation zone (CRZ) norms affecting fisherfolk.
Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, revealed this during question hour in the Maharashtra Legislative Council on on Friday.
During the discussion, Peasants and Workers Party (PWP) member Jayant Patil demanded raising the FSI for koliwadas or fishermen colonies to 4. FSI is the ratio of built-up area to the total area of the plot.
Most koliwadas are situated in coastal regulation zones I and II, where restrictions on construction activity are in place.
A demand to expedite transferring the 7/12 extracts for such colonies in the name of fishermen societies was also made. While most koliwadas are in existence since independence, their occupation of the land is yet to reflect in official property extracts.