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Objectives of Kuttanad Package

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  • Promotion of natural water flow, dilute pollutants & enhance ecological health
  • Minimize the adverse ecological impact on closure of the barrage and elimination of waterweeds.
  • Reproduction of native fishes, prawns and shells.
  • Cut down the solid waste pollution.  Water quality monitoring will help in checking efficacy of taken measures and deciding need for additional measures.
  • Elimination of insitu water pollution in Kuttanad
  • Minimization of chances of major crop loss during flood, improve de-watering operation.
  • Promote better rice cultivation, reduction in cost of cultivation and switching to one rice-one fish farming mode.
  • Increased fish production, improved livelihood for fishing community and increased availability of better quality fish or food.
  • Spreading the economic impact of tourism.
  • Accessing all round information and strengthening knowledge-based decision making.

Goal

  • 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.

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