The government of Kerala has launched a very special scheme for a better livelihood for the fishing community. This scheme is known as Parivarthanam. This scheme is a Finally echo sustainable program which aims at better livelihood for the community of fishermen and youth of the coastal areas. The meaning of Parivarta finally eco-sustainable programme which aims at better livelihood for the community of fishermen and youth of the coastal areas. The meaning of Parivarthanam is change. The Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC) will manage this program. Also, the Central Institute of fisheries technology (CIFT) of the union government will be monitoring the procurement of the fish with the quality too. The Youth who belongs to the coastline areas and fishermen will get better livelihood skills and will also get socio-economic upliftment with the help of this very special scheme. As we know the times have been tough because of the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore this scheme will also promote and provide jobs to the college dropouts and migrant workforce which returned due to this pandemic.
Parivarthanam Scheme Kerala
The scheme aims at developing the fishing communities and youth residing in the coastal areas. The fisheries minister of Kerala J.Mercykutty Amma inaugurated the Parivarthanam Scheme to develop livelihood for youngsters of coastal lines who have been affected due to COVID-19 and other reasons. This is an amazing step taken by the government of Kerala because helping the fishermen is definitely the need of the hour. Fisheries Minister J.Mercykutty Amma also said that the scheme will be promoting the processing and marketing of clean fish and its fresh product because the human resources in the state are excellent and the aquatic and agricultural products of Kerala are absolutely remarkable. The CIFT has also opened a processing unit in Kollam where a training program specifically for women has just finished.
At the inauguration ceremony of the scheme finance Minister T.M.Thomas Isaac was handed a set of retort pouches that carried value-added products. Dr. Isaac also released a book that has all the details of the project. The Kerala State coastal area development Corporation will manage this project and will also provide jobs to the college dropout in the migrant workers who have to return home due to COVID-19. The inauguration ceremony was attended by KSCADC managing director Sheik Pareeth, CIFT‘s principal scientist K Ashok Kumar and Society for Advanced Technologies and Management Vice-Chairman Mr. Roy V Nagendran.
Objectives of the Scheme
- Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC), will be spearheading the Parivarthanam scheme which means change.
- The programme aims at advancing the handling and promotion of clean fish and its items.
- The scheme will also ensure a fixed cost to fix catchers as a reasonable remuneration.
- Fishermen, Laboursand college dropouts will be given occupation via the scheme as due to the Covid pandemic the situation became very worst for most of the labor workforce.
- The Central Institute of fisheries technology (CIFT) of the union government will also look over the quality of fish and its acquirement.
- The fish workers will be trained in the scheme for how to handle facilities for frozen fish.
- It has also been said that there will be a tie-up with the Local aqua farms in order to guarantee the supply of fishes without any stoppage.
- Live fishes will also be sold via the scheme.
- By this project, a wide range of value-added products will be prepared for the processing stage. This will include dry fish, pickles, cutlets, and marinated fish.
How to Apply
As the scheme has been launched recently, the medium to apply is not officially stated by the official website. Although interested applicants can apply for the scheme by visiting the official website. Follow the below given steps to apply:
- Firstly visit the official website for the Parivarthanam scheme.
- On the homepage search for the apply online option.
- Click on the option you will be redirected to a new page.
- Here enter all your details like your name, last name, and age, etc.
- After this, you will have to upload scanned documents like your identity proof, address proof, etc.
- Submit the Parivarthanam Scheme online application form.
Brackish Water Fish Production to be increased by ICAR-CIBA
Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Brackish Water Aquaculture (ICAR-CIBA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Agency of Development of Aquaculture Kerala (ADAK) by which multi Specialist fish hatchery will be set up in the Odayam in Thiruvananthapuram district which will ultimately result in an increase of Brackish fish production in Kerala. This will also promote the development of fishermen and will also provide a source of occupation for them. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the labor workforces did not have jobs, and they what’s up saying due to unemployment. So this will be a very important scheme for the labor workforce.