POVERTY TO PLENTY [Neendakara 1953>NOW]INDO NORWEGIAN PROJECT


THEN [1950]







THE ORIGINAL KAATMARAN-[CATAMARAN]

  FROM TAMIL LANGUAGE:-KETU=TIED;MARRAM=LOGS  OR  KETTUMARRAM ANGLICANISED :-CATAMARAN




 1950-KAATTUMARAM- OF KERALA BOATS MADE BY TYING TOGETHER 3,4 WOODEN PLANKS[Literally a tied-log raft (in the Tamil Language Marram means log, and Katu means tied). It is constructed if light-weight timber logs (Albizia or Kapok) which are shaped and lashed together to form a very sea-worthy craft.]










I HAVE SEEN NEENDAKARA IN 1950 :-

IN 1950 NEENDAKARA WAS A PLACE OF POVERTY,HUNGER ,UNEMPLOYMENT,UNDER NOURISHED PEOPLE ,POOR FISHER MEN EKING OUT A LIVING BY PRIMITIVE FISHING PRACTISES;IN SMALL WOODEN BOATS AND












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NOW :-UNBELIEVABLE
THANKS FOR NORWEGIANS;THEY HAVE DONE THE IMPOSSIBLE!























































NEVER THOUGHT IN MY WILDEST DREAMS ONE DAY I WILL SEE FISHING
HARBOUR;MECHANISED BOATS AND ETC IN A PROSPEROUS PLACE CALLED THE SAME NEENDAKARA
I NEVER THOUGHT SO MUCH PROSPERITY ,MONEY AND MODERN BOATS WILL MAKE THIS PLACE SO DIFFERENT FROM 1950.




























Neendakara, in Kollam District is on the NH 47 ,nestles between the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake, and the shores of the Arabian Sea. One of the largest fishing harbours in the state.

An erstwhile tiny fishing hamlet with traditional fishermen and household coir fibre spinning industry has been transformed by the base provided by Indo-Norwegian Project in the 1950s

[new concrete bridge neendakara]old wooden bridge is dismantled?







who established the fishing harbour at Neendakara, introduced Mechanised trawling and brought in pure drinking water from Sastamcottah lake, the largest freshwater lake in kerala, which is about 25 kms awayfrom this place


1952 when the Government of Norway, India and the United Nations signed a tripartite agreement. It was agreed that the Government of Norway would assist the Government of India in carrying out a programme of developmental projects to contribute to the furtherance of the economic and social welfare of the people of India. The Supplementary Agreement signed on 24th January, 1953 gave shape to an


INDO NORWEGIAN PROJECT

for fisheries and fishermen community development at Neendakara in the then Travancore - Cochin State (present Kerala State). The activities of the Indo-Norwegian Project at Neendakara was subsequently extended to Cochin with the establishment of a fishing centre in 1957 under the Second Supplementary Agreement signed on 21st April 1956.


On conclusion of agreement with Government of Norway in 1972 the administration of the Project at Cochin was completely taken over by Government of India and the Indo-Norwegian Project was renamed as INTEGRATED FISHERIES PROJECT







[THANKS TO IVAN457]