The purpose of the project is to restore and diversify the livelihoods of the Tsunami-affected poor and marignalised people in the states of Taml Nadu and Kerala. The key project components are (i) set up a fully serviced model fishing village complex to help tsunami-affected members of the fishing community and others, whose livelihoods are closely linked to fishing community activities; (ii) create value addition to the seafood and related produce and establish market links for a long-term sustainable income-generating program for tsunami-affected poor in the vicinity; (iii) pilot new approaches through infusion of technologies in sustainable income-generating activities and develop opportunities for alternative livelihoods; and (iv) introduce livelihood activities that reduce vulnerability to natural disasters.
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