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Kuttanad Package

To provide the Inland Fisheries based livelihood and to augment the fishing wealth of Kuttanad, Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Commission has recommended specific tasks in Fisheries Sector.  There are ten tasks in Fisheries Sector. Of this 6 tasks are below Rs. 50 lakh and 4 tasks are above Rs. 50 lakh. 

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I.Task below Rs. 50 lakh

There are 6 tasks in Fisheries sector. Tasks below 50 lakh was approved as per GO(MS) 41/09/Agri dated 21.2.2009. Objective of these tasks are implemented through ongoing State budget schemes. 5 tasks were implemented through State budget scheme. One task “ Programme for revival of Pearl spot and Giant Prawn on life cycle approach” was submitted under 13th Finance Commission.

Sl. No

Task

No.

Name of Schemes

(A) projects below 50 Lakhs

Amount(In lakh)

1

5.3

Programme for revival of productivity for pearl spot (Karimeen) & Giant Prawn on a life cycle approach. 

50.00

2

13.3

Ranching, involving large scale hatchery reared production of post larvae.

20.00

3

13.7

Fresh Water Prawn and Karimeen urgent  conservation measures.

25.00

4

14.1

Group based enterprise on ornamental fish culture.

12.00

5

14.2

Cold storage facility for fishing communities.

30.00

6

14.5

Training and Capacity building of Fisher women  improving sanction & hygiene in processing unit

20.00

Total

157

 

II.Task above Rs. 50 lakh

Sl No.

Name of Project

(B) projects  above  50 Lakhs

Implementing

Agency

Amount approved

(In lakh)

1

Paddy fish integration for economic and ecological security in Kuttanad

 

ADAK

210.00

2

Cluster based cage culture of Pearl Spot and Sea bass in Open water cages in Kuttanad

Matsyafed

62.63

3

Enhanced production of fish/ prawn seed by strengthening department/ private hatcheries

Department

of Fisheries

60.00

4

Eradication and utilization of Water hyacinth.

FIRMA

2100.29

Total

2432.92

III.Kuttanad 13th Finance Commission

In this “ Programme for Revival of Productivity of Pearl Spot  (Karimeen) and Giant prawn on a life cycle approach” , Director of Fisheries had submitted a project containing 3 components with total outlay of RS. 2003.40 lakh. (The project was approved vide. G.O (Rt) No. 1937/11/AD dated 22.10.2011). Fund is not released

Sl

No.

Project Component

Total Cost

(Rs. in Lakh)

Share from

 13th Finance Commission

(Rs. in Lakh)

1

Establishment of a Model Fish Hatchery, Seed Farm Research and Awareness Centre for Propagation and Farming of State Fish –Etroplus suratensis in Ayiramthengu Fish Farm, Kerala.

1660.00

1660.00

2

Cluster Based Cage Culture Of Pearl Spot (Etroplus Suratensis) in Kuttanad Wet land.

143.40

143.40

3

Establishment of Sanctuaries, Restoration Ranching and Recruitment Of Kuttanadan Konchu & Karimeen

200.00

200.00

Total

2003.40

2003.40

 

Agencies

KSCADC | FIRMA | ADAK | KFWFB | Matsyafed | SAF | NIFAM | ME