WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

 
  Trash Fish
  (SGSY) Project 
  Ornamental
  Community Peeling centre
  Vanitha Bus Service
  Employment oriented training programmes for women


Trash Fish

A Project with an outlay of Rs.100 lakhs for producing value added fishery products, utilising trash fish / bulk landed fishes is being implemented for fisherwomen folk of Trivandrum, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts. So far 500 women have been provided financial assistance for setting up production units for fishery products such as pickles, wafers, fillets, cutlets etc.


Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar yojana ‘(SGSY) PROJECT

A scheme for large scale production and marketing of value added fishery products is being implemented with financial assistance from Government of India under the Swarna Jayanti Grama Swarozgar Yojana . 2500 fisher youth are provided specialised training in hygienic preparation of fishery products and financial assistance is extended for setting up production and marketing units.

 
 
 

 

ORNAMENTAL FISHERY DEVELOPMENT SCHEME

Matsyafed 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.

Community Peeling centre

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

The 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.

Employment oriented training programmes for women

The 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.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
© Copyright 2004, Designed & Maintained by C-DIT, www.cdit.org