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Model Village Project Plan Submitted | Kochi News

Kochi: the final plan document to transform Chellanam in an environmentally friendly model fishing village was submitted to the government on Friday.
The project document – jointly prepared by the University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kerala (Kufos) and Kerala State Coastal Development Corporation (KSCADC) – proposed renovation and restoration works of Rs 941 crore, which would be completed in two to three years.
A total of 213 project proposals were included in the Chellanam Model Village Project. Out of the total amount, Rs 421.5 crore will be allocated through the ongoing projects of various departments. The balance amount will need to be generated for the completion of the project. This estimate does not include the future budget allocation of the various departments over the life of the project (i.e. the next three years), according to the report. The project also proposed to ensure the cultivation of pokkali on 500 hectares, the cultivation of vegetables and coconut.
The report also proposed the rehabilitation of 705 families residing less than 50 m from the sea in safer places. Improved connectivity, uninterrupted water and electricity supply, solar power generation, added value and improved quality of agro-food products, improved sanitation facilities, improved educational facilities, including the establishment of a school and a college, economic empowerment of women, dissemination of information and empowerment of fishers through knowledge are the other proposals mentioned in the report.
Speaking at the reception held for the release of the report, Industry Minister P Rajeeve said that the restoration works of the model fishing village project in the coastal area of ​​Chellanam are ongoing and even during the heavy monsoons, one can live in Chellanam without fear of rough seas.
“The state government is considering projects worth Rs 5,400 crore for the rehabilitation of environmentally sensitive coastal areas in the state,” he said.
During this time, the areas where the tetrapods were settled were calm without too much sea flooding. The coastal protection project is being implemented at Rs 344 crore.
The Chellanam port area at Puthenthode was protected from sea erosion by constructing a seawall using tetrapods. The tetrapod facility is based on the study conducted by the Chennai-based company National Coastal Research Center and carried out by the Marine Erosion Control Project Management Unit under the Directorate of Irrigation.

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