Distribution of FRP Aluminium Boat and Gillnets at Wayanad, Kerala
Under the Tribal Sub Plan, a programme for distribution of aluminium boat and gillnets to tribal fishermen was organized by CIFT, Cochin in association with Nellarachal ST Fisheries Cooperatives Society at Karapuzha, Ambalavayal in Wayanad District of Kerala on 27th February 2013.Dr. Leela Edwin, HOD, Fishing Technology welcomed the gathering and gave an introduction about the TSP of CIFT. Dr. T.K. SrinivasaGopal, Director, CIFT gave the Key Note address and he also explained briefly about the activities of CIFT. Shri. M.V. George, GramaPanchayath President, Ambalavayal, presided over the meeting. Smt. A.S. Vijaya, Block Panchayath President, Batheriwas the Chief Guest and she inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. She also handed over the aluminium canoe fabricated by CIFT and improved gill nets to the Fisheries society. In her inaugural address she explained the problems of the fishermen community and requested CIFT for continued support. Shri. P. Gopinath, IMC Member, CIFT, Dr. A. RadhammaPillai, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Ambalavayal, Smt. SubaidaGafoor, Ward Member, Nellarachal, Shri E. Valsan, Asst. Director of Fisheries and Shri A. Sukumaran, Promoter, Tribal Society and Dr. S. Balasubramaniam, HOD, EIS Division, and Coordinator, TSP programmes offered felicitations. Dr. M.P. Ramesan, Principal Scientist, CIFT proposed the vote of thanks. About 80 fishermen participated in the programme.
Distribution of FRP Coracles and Gillnets at Kabini, Karnataka
Under the Tribal Sub Plan, a programme for distribution of FRP coracles and gillnets to tribal fishermen was organized by CIFT, Cochin in association with Karnataka State Co-operative Fisheries Federation (KSCFF) at Krishna Raja Sagar, Mysore district, Karnataka on 1st March 2013.The programme venue was shifted to Krishna Raja Sagar due to local election at Kabani. Hoewever tribal fishermen of Kabani came to Krishna Raja Sagar Dam venue to receive the fishing implements viz. coracles and gill nets. The programme was presided over by Dr. T.K. SrinivasaGopal, Director, CIFT. Shri H.S. VeerappaGowda, Director of Fisheries, Govt. of Karnataka participated as Chief Guest. During the programme, 20 improved FRP coracles and improved gillnets developed by CIFT were distributed to the tribal fishermen belonging to the GirijanaraMeenugararaSahakaraSangha affiliated to KSCFF. About 80 fishermen participated in the programme.Shri N. NanjeGowda, Ex-Chairman and Director, KSCFF, Mysore and ShriSiddaiah, Project Manager, KSCFF participated as special invitees. Dr. S. Balasubramaniam, HOD, EIS Division, and Coordinator, TSP programmes, Dr. Leela Edwin, HOD, FT Division, Dr. P. Pravin and Dr. Saly N. Thomas, Principal Scientists, FT Division made arrangements for the programme.