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Kuttanad region and its community were facing severe agrarian distress for the last 5 decades owing to a variety of factors.  Based on the request of the Govt. of Kerala to address the perennial problems faced in Kuttanad, the Union Govt. entrusted the Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai to conduct a scientific study of the region and suggest suitable measures to mitigate agrarian distress in Kuttanad.  The MSSRF recommended a variety of interventions to be implemented as a Package with a total cost outlay of Rs. 1,840 crore which was accepted by the Govt. of India for funding under ongoing Central Sector Schemes. Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) prepared by the State Govt. for different activities envisaged in the Package are under different stages of implementation.

Latest Happenings

LAST UPDATED ON 22/08/2016

  • Silo storage system in modern rice mill of Oil Palm India Ltd at Vechoor Kottayam was inaugurated by the Hon'ble CM on 1/2/2016 5 Pm at Vechoor funded under 13th FCA for Kuttanad Development
  • The 9th Prosperity Council Meeting chaired by the Hon'ble Chief Minister to review the works under Kuttanad Package held on 7/10/2014, 11.30 am at Thiruvananthapuram
  • The Hon'ble Chief Minister inaugurated the launch of construction works of Thanneermukkom Barrage and renovation of  existing shutters on 16/9/2014 at Alappuzha.

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Goals

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  • To achieve holistic attention to conservation, cultivation, consumption and commerce
  • To promote a scientific water salinity management and flood control strategy in the Vembanad Lake which will help to harness the needs of both paddy and fish cultivation.
  • To improve the productivity and profitability of rice – fish farming systems and to promote multiple livelihood opportunities in garden lands through crop-livestock integration and biomass utilization.
  • The achieve a small farm management revolution through the spatial reorganization of Padasekharams and the provision of essential centralized services like farm equipment, threshing, drying and storage facilities, agri-clinics, agri-business centres and computer-aided knowledge centres to support decentralized small scale production.
  • To develop the six agronomic zones of Kuttanad, namely Kayal Lands, Lower Kuttanad, Upper Kuttaanad, North Kuttanad, Purakkadu Kari and Vaikom Kari, in an integrated manner based on principles of ecology, economics, gender equity and employment generation.
  • To introduce credit and insurance systems which will help to minimize risks from floods and other natural calamities and ensure income and work security.
  • To improve marketing infrastructure in order to help in avoiding distress sales, particularly of perishable commodities, and to add value to primary products through agro-processing.
  • To develop a brand name for the farm products of Kuttanad based on strict quality control and observance of Codex alimentarius standards of food safety.
  • To strengthen the research and training infrastructure.
  • To achieve convergence and synergy among numerous ongoing programmes.