FISHERY DEVELOPMENT SCHEME
is implementing a scheme on Ornamental Fishery Development
with the financial assistance from the Department of Human
Resource Development, GOI with an outlay of Rs. 48 lakhs.
The project aimed at generating income for women by rearing
and breeding of Ornamental fishes is implemented in 7 districts
viz. Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam,
Thrissur and Malappuram. 450 women beneficiaries have been
assisted so far.
New schemes are under taken with MPEDA and Kudumbasree mission.Udayanapram village in kottayam district is developed as a Ornamental Fishery village and steps have already been taken for establishing more villages in the state for the promotion of this fast developing ornamental industry.
The two peeling centres at Sakthikulangara and Neendakara
in Kollam district are being run at a loss in order to provide
an employment avenue for the fisherwomen of the area. About
150 fisherwomen make use of this facility for peeling shrimp.
The unit incurred a net loss of Rs. 0.47 lakhs during the
current financial year.
Vanitha bus service has been resulting in perpetual
loss to the Federation and during this financial year
also a loss of Rs. 6.93 lakhs has been incurred. However,
the loss has been brought down from Rs. 7.45 lakhs during
the previous year. Despite the loss to the Federation,
this service is being continued as a welfare measure
to the fisherwomen vendors. Taking cue from this two
mini buses was purchased by Maruthoorkulangara- Kulasekharapuram
society and one mini bus was purchased by Koyivila Inland
society in Kollam district by Matsyafed in collaboration
with Kollam district panchayat.
oriented training programmes for women
members of Vanitha primary societies have been given training
in electric machine embroidery, costume designing, screen
printing, preparation of fishery products etc in order to
enable them to set up small scale self-employment units.