JFPR >> Component

 
GRANT AREA AND LOCATION

The JFPR Project will focus mainly on the Tsunami affected poor and marginalized people of coastal districts of Tamil Nadu. A few pockets may be considered outside these districts primarily to support establishment of market linkage/market infrastructure / other support infrastructure /exhibitions/ workshops / advertisements, etc., depending on the relevance.

B. GRANT OBJECTIVES

The overall goal of the JFPR project is poverty reduction in the Tsunami affected districts in Tamil Nadu which are also prone to disasters. The project objectives are:

  1. to set up a model fishing village complex with all amenities to help the Tsunami affected members of the fishing community and others whose livelihoods are closely linked with the activities of the fishing communities;

  2. to create value addition to the seafood / products and establish market links for long term sustainable income generation program for the Tsunami affected poor in the vicinity;

  3. to pilot new approached through infusion of technologies to sustain income generating activities and develop opportunities for alternative livelihoods;

  4. to introduce alternative livelihood activities which would reduce vulnerability to natural disasters.

  5. to use results from this JFPR Project as pilots for ADB’s growing poverty agenda in India.
     

C. GRANT COMPONENTS
  1. Development of  Model Village Fish Processing Complex to organize the post harvest activities on shore;
  2. Development of varied Alternative Livelihood Activities across various sectors including piloting telemedicine services in the Tsunami affected districts and also explore scope for scientific development of the affected lands through introduction of appropriate farming techniques, and experimentation with new salt tolerant crops;

  3. Developent of Environment Friendly Fish Breeding Activities to explore alternative methods to increase incomes and also accelerate production through cage farming of fish / crabs / lobsters (including inland aquaculture) in their natural habitats without adverse effects on the environment; the scope would also include extensive training and establishment of appropriate market linkages to ensure sustainability of the proposes interventions, etc.;
  4. Project management, including poverty impact assessment, benefit monitoring and evaluation, project administration, and dissemination of policy implications from the JFPR Project.
                 

The Component wise funding under the Project will be as follows:

SI.No Component Funding
US$ Rupees in Crore
1. Model Village Fish Processing Complex 1,078,459 4.853
2. Alternative Livelihood Activities 967,679 4.355
3. Environment Friendly Fish Breeding Activities 1,297,143 5.837
4. Project Management, Monitoring and Audit (Incremental Administration Cost) 368,844 1.659

Total

3,712,125 16.704

Component descriptions

 Component A: Model Village Fish Processing Complex

This component is being developed to organize the post harvest activities on store such as fish cleaning, drying, curing, packing, vending, other bye products, develop product brands and obtain certification from FPO\ IS, etc for the products produced and establishment of few sale outlets in larger cities (depending on availability of funds) or any other related activities which are not funded under Government programs or by other donors, but could be linked as an extension of TEAP assistance or vice versa as the case warrants

Component B: Alternative Livelihood Activities

Under this component, development of varied alternative livelihood activities including scientific development of the affected lands through introduction of appropriate farming techniques, and experimentation with new salt tolerant crops; development of vegetable farms through organic farming, growth of sea weeds in rough seas, mechanization of production infrastructure for existing/ongoing activities of the beneficiaries (only those which are not being funded by TEAP or any other source); training and development of skills for production of bamboo/bamboo fiber based products: and or any other source); and or any other activity proposed by the community. The scope is also extended towards replication of successful interventions from other JFPRs with appropriate modifications to suit local conditions.

Opportunities in the growth sectors such as tourism, construction, organic farming, transport libraries, small-scale dairy units/collection centers, telemedicine centers etc., must also be considered for its potential to engage educated /qualified youth/SHGs in new income generation activities including establishment of related infrastructure requirements to support these activities.

Component C: Environment Friendly Fish / Aqua Breeding Activities

This component will support establishment of inland aquaculture farms which are environment friendly for accelerated breeding of fish varieties having potential export opportunities; introduce cage farming activities in the backwaters/along the coast for breeding variety of fishes/crabs/lobsters in their natural habitats without adverse effects on the environment; the scope would also include extensive training and establishment of appropriate market linkages to ensure sustainability of the proposed interventions.

Component D:Project Implementation Unit (PIU):

As Executing Agency (EA) of the project, Revenue Administration Disaster Management and Mitigation Department Govt. of Tamil Nadu have established a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to facilitate implementation of the project. The scope of the PIU will also include grant management-administration, implementation, facilitation for use of consulting services wherever required, policy development workshops, media exposure, travel costs and submit consolidated progress reports to ADB.

Poverty Impact Assessment:

A poverty status assessment will be prepared for each intervention giving the details of the beneficiaries and their current poverty status. Two impact assessments will be conducted during the tenure of the project — one at mid-term i.e. half way through implementation and the second shortly before the completion of the JFPR Project.

Auditing:

An independent auditor will carry out annual audits of accounts of all the IAs and the PIU. Audit reports will be submitted by the PIU through the EA to ADB not later than 6 months after the end of each project implementation year.

Special Features and Design Criteria

The Project design targets the poor and very poor socio-economic groups in the Tsunami affected areas in the State of Tamil Nadu. Special emphasis will be given on selecting only those subprojects and IAs, which have strong experience and ability in targeting the poor and the most vulnerable sections.

The Project and its subprojects will focus on effective delivery mechanism through physical infrastructure and community ownership of the project for sustainability of the envisaged interventions. The focus of the JFPR should be to adopt better and non traditional technologies; infusion of new technologies to increase production; establishment of better market linkages and support services to sustain and enhance incomes of the poor; and introduction of innovative livelihoods interventions to reduce the economic vulnerability of the people in the Tsunami affected areas in both the state.

The Project will ensure that all sub-projects are developed in consultation with the beneficiaries and their inputs are incorporated in the subproject designs. The Project will encourage interventions based on public-private-community partnership approaches to facilitate direct implementation of sub projects.

The Project will not adopt or follow the rules & norms of any ongoing / traditional employment generation schemes of the Government in its ambit of implementation.

In order to ensure the effective use of the assistance, the Project will carryout activities to enhance the capacity of NGOs/CBOs/SHGs / individuals / beneficiaries by engaging specialists to regularly advise and guide the former during the course of implementation of the project.

Should any donor propose to partner in any project activities either through co-financing some activities or through transfer of technologies or any other professional inputs, the same must be encouraged in the interest of the successful execution of the project.

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