Category Archives: Fisherman Initiative

A new lease of life for the fisherfolks

A majority of the community engaged in pisciculture across Kutch is debt-ridden.Lack of regular income, due to largely inconsistent catch is a major reason behind the problem which is common phenomenon. Traditionally, fishermen have been taking loans from local traders at the … Continue reading

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Moving towards a ‘sea’ change

Children from fishermen families who migrate to Tragadi Bunder with their parents to engage in fishing do not get access to quality education owing to poor infrastructure. It deprives them of their right to education. During migration, education is the … Continue reading

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CGPL: With fishermen, every step of the way

My journey through the village of Tragadi Bunder in Gujarat has brought me closer to understanding the rural way of life. While having a leisurely evening stroll near the sea shore at Tragadi Bunder, I saw a group of fishermen … Continue reading

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CGPL: Steering fishermen out of troubled waters

With its vast coastal belt, Gujarat is India’s largest fish producer, with fisheries situated across a catchment area of 1600 Kms. Even in the blocks of Mundra and Mandvi, fishing is the primary occupation in the villages located around the … Continue reading

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Microfinancing – A key component of sustainable development

An important attribute of the areas that CGPL operates is that fishermen are perennially in a state of debt. Intensive research and consultations were conducted and this conclusion was drawn on the back of hard data and trends. Fishermen tend … Continue reading

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