Sea Safety and Disaster Management
(IV)Community based Sea Safety and Disaster Management
(a) Sea Safety
Workshops and trainings have been conducted on sea safety measures (communication aids, life saving techniques etc.,) utilizing subject experts. As there is need to educate school children on disaster management, workshops are conducted to evolve resource material and curriculum on environmental education in primary schools. Teachers have been sensitized on such study material. Developing, printing and dissemination of resource material, its periodical review and presenting awards to model schools are part of this component. It is also planned to inculcate financial literacy among the children studying in coastal schools.
Community Based sea safety and Disaster Management Exposure visit for coastal School students April 2013 PDF Download
Upto 2011-12, 25 FMS have been formed (6 in Nagapattinam, 5 in Thiruvallur, 8 in Kanyakumari, 4 in Cuddalore, 1 in Villupuram and 1 in Kancheepuram districts) and debt relief of 154.62 lakh has been provided to 827 fishermen of 18 FMS. Under Rural Finance and Risk Transfer Instrument component, Vulnerability Reduction Fund of 119.62 lakh has been given to 3358 beneficiaries with community participation. One Fishermen Federation has been formed at Nagapattinam. Under Coastal School Programme, IEC materials on disaster management and environmental awareness were printed and distributed to 90000 coastal school students at a cost of 20.23 lakh. 464 community infrastructure works at a cost of 1862.66 lakh have been completed.
From 01.04.2011 to 31.03.2012, 363 community infrastructure works have been completed at a cost of 1426.09 lakh. 46 Community Exchange visits have been completed through which the participants could learn the developments in other places. 15993 villagers have been trained on insurance and its importance and 16214 persons have been enrolled in various insurance policies. 1213 SHGs have availed a bank loan of over 23 crores. 28 Livelihood Pilot Initiatives and 28 Sub Sector based Micro Enterprises have been initiated at a cost of 290.02 lakh. 3 FMS have been formed - one in Kancheepuram and 2 in Kanyakumari districts. 405 fishermen have been redeemed from debt with an amount of 85.30 lakh. 1241 youth have under gone Vocational Training Programme.