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Assisted Post Tsunami Sustainable Livelihood Programme
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TNCDW is the nodal agency for implementing the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) assisted Post Tsunami Sustainable Livelihood Programme (PTSLP), vide G.O. Ms. No. 99, RD & PR (CGS - II) Department, dt 13.7.2007.

The objective of PTSLP is to build self reliant, coastal communities which are able to manage their livelihood in a sustainable manner. This would be achieved by developing viable enterprises and resource management systems.

The project will be implemented at a total outlay of Rs. 298.57 crores over a period of 8 years.

The project area for implementation is the coastal Panchayats of six districts of Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Kanyakumari benefiting nearly 6 lakh population.

To implement the project, a Project Management Unit (PMU) in Chennai and six District Implementation Offices (DIOs) have been set up in the Programme Districts with adequate staff.

The Cluster Resource Centre (CRC) is the basic implementation unit covering a group of Panchayats and the project area has been divided into 30 clusters. The CRC personnel will give facilitation support to the traditional community institutions in preparing and implementing project activities.

The programme is to be operationalized in collaboration with Non-Government Organizations and involving traditional community institutions and local bodies. The process for recruiting NGOs and other specialists is under way.

The programme envisages the development of community infrastructure, formation of fish marketing societies, support for Self help groups through capacity building, skill training for youth and assistance through micro credit for SHGs.

The project would promote responsible fishing practices to ensure sustainable livelihood of fishermen. The expertise of relevant institutions will be utilized to identify the coastal and fisheries management issues that affect the community and accordingly remedial measures will be taken up on pilot basis.

The Government have released Rs.10 crores for the first year and the initial project activities have commenced vide G.O. (Ms) No. 04 RD & PR (CGS.3) Dept.,  dt .09.01.08. For the year 2008-09, Rs.54.37 Crores have been provided in the budget for this project.

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