The coastline of Amreli covered two block Jafrabad & Rajula, Gujarat state 1600 km coastline. Shiyalbet village in Jafrabad Taluka is surrounded by Arabian Sea on all its sides. Village’s total population is 5,096 and there are 832 houses in Shiyalbet village.

Sagar Mitra Program has been initiated by APM-Terminal PIPAVAV to support holistic development of livelihood option for the Shiyalbet Bandar of Jafrabad Taluka in Amreli, especially that of fishermen. The project focusing on the livelihood intervention with the fisher community helps them in development of their business. This project is designed and is also focused on establishing collaborations with Government and ensuring that schemes that have been designed specifically for the Sagar Mitra reaches the fisher folks. A FIC center has been established through which, information regarding government schemes, as well as skill developments training and workshops are done with boat holder fishermen. Besides to help fishermen in their fishing business scientific techniques and tools are provided such as; Tarpaulins, Icebox, Hand gloves, Solar boat light etc. Moreover as part of training and capacity building of fishermen, exposure tour various training which can be helpful to them in their business is also organised. When we create an organization of fisher folks and provide them with skill enhancement so they may better their prospects around their current livelihood systems.

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SWADEEP was established in 2005, focusing on sustainable and integrated Rural Development of the vulnerable, with a special focus on children and women. The organization lays emphasis on transparency, accountability, community mobilization, participation and ownership.

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