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Security Force Headquarters
(Kilinochchi)

AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURE,FISHERIES AND LIVELIHOOD
FARMING &FISHERY PROJECTS BY 17 GAJABA REGIMENT

  1. KILINOCHCHI is one of the districts in the Northern Province which was heavily impacted by the conflict. After the resettlement programme, the civil life is being settling down. Being one of the largest districts with dominant farming and fisheries industry, KILINOCHCHI has a considerable impact on the country's economy. At the same time KILINOCHCHI had been in the clutches of LTTE for a longer period than the others where its local farming and fishery industry was affected. Majority of the population went through hardships and lost their control over the harvest on both fields of Agriculture and fisheries.
  2. With the liberation of North and East, it was evident that, to ensure normalcy in the area, these two areas of economic stability has to be re-established. Hence the effort has been taken under the guidance of the Commander Security Force Head Quarters to assist the local population in this regard.
  3. Keeping the intention of helping the needy local population in view the program which will unfold in coming pages would reveal the effort and the degree at which the burden was taken by the Security Force to support the local population.

    STATICS OF KILINOCHCHI DISTRICT
  4. Land Mass.  (KILINOCHCHI District + THUNUKKAI DS Division, MULAITHIVU)

    KILINOCHCHI being primarily an Agricultural District is largely depending on the Irrigation network for its growth and development. Main statistics are as under:

    1. Total Land area is about - 2000.00Sq.km
    2. Population -136,190
    3. Climate - Dry Zone
    4. Rainfall from - North-East (Dec.to Feb)
    5. Mean annual rainfall - 1,130mm
    6. Extent under paddy cultivation- 31,200ha
    7. Extent under high land cultivation - 12,500ha
  5. Security Force Headquarters - AOR

  6. Resettlement Report (According to Military Deployment)

  7. DIV

    (a)

    SQ KM

    (b)

    NO OF FAMILIES

    (c)

    FARMING FAMILIES

    (d)

    FISHING FAMILIES

    (e)

    57 DIV 720 28038 11037 477
    65 DIV 743.5 9734 4397 1068
    66 DIV 492 4962 1337 744
    TOTAL 1955.5 42734 16771 2289

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  8. LAND USING PATTERN IN KILINOCHCHI DISTRICT

  9. Types of land

    (a)

    Category

    (b)

    Sub category

    (c)

    District

    Total

    (d)

    In %

    (e)

    Urban land Built up land associated 70 0.1
    Non agricultural land   580 0.5
    Agricultural land Homesteads   13200 10.3
    Tree and other Coconut 3080 2.4
    Perennial crops Mixed tree & other perennial crops 1460 1.1
    Crop land Paddy 27910 21.8
    Sparsely used crop land 16300 12.7
    Other crop land 700 0.5
    Forest land Natural forest Dense forest 24850 19.4
    Open forest 10250 8.1
    Forest plantations   10 0
    Range land Shrub land   10230 8
    Grass land   420 0.3
    Wet land Forested Mangrove 610 0.5
    Non - forested Marshy 5070 4
    Water land     7390 5.8
    Barren land     5800 4.5
    Total 127930 100
  10. AQUACULTURE REVIEW IN 2012 IN KILINOCHCHI DISTRICT

  11. Activities (a) (b)
    Stocking of fish fingerlings 0.7 million
    Issuing of fishing nets 300pices
    Issuing of canoes 60
    Aquaculture Management Training Programme 2 Programme (40 participants)
    Regional Office Construction  
    Sea cucumber pen culture 04
    Fish Production 690Mt

    Types of land

    (a)

    Category

    (b)

    Sub category

    (c)

    District

    Total

    (d)

    In %

    (e)

    Urben land Built up land associated   70 0.1
    Non agricultural land   580 0.5
    Agricultural land Homesteads   13200 10.3
    Tree and other Coconut 3080 2.4
    Perennial crops Mixed tree & other perennial crops 1460 1.1
    Crop land Paddy 27910 21.8
    Sparsely used crop land 16300 12.7
    Other crop land 700 0.5
    Forest land Natural forest Dense forest 24850 19.4
    Open forest 10250 8.1
    Forest plantations   10 0
    Range land Shrub land   10230 8
    Grass land   420 0.3
    Wet land Forested Mangrove 610 0.5
    Non - forested Marshy 5070 4
    Water land     7390 5.8
    Barren land     5800 4.5

    Total

    127930 100
  12. INITIATED PROJECT
    • Expansion of Coconut Cultivation To expand the coconut cultivation, 400,000 Coconut Saplings will be distributed among the KILINOCHCHI people.
    • 1st Stage will conduct under IV steps and distribution plan is as follows:
    • Coconut plants distributing plan

    •   STAGE (a) ALLOCATION   TOTAL (e)   PROGRESS (f)   TO BE COMPLETE (g)
      57 DIV (b) 65 DIV (c) 66 DIV (d)

      1ST STAGE

      40,000 30,000 30,000 100,000

      Ongoing

      05.12.2012–05.04.2013

      2ND STAGE 80,000 10,000 10,000 100,000   05.04.2013–30.05.2013
      3RD STAGE 80,000 10,000 10,000 100,000   01.09.2013–30.10.2013
      4TH STAGE 80,000 10,000 10,000 100,000 01.11.2013–30.12.2013
      GRAND TOTAL 280,000 60,000 60,000 400,000


        STAGE (a)   STEP (b) ALLOCATION   TOTAL (f)
      57 DIV (c) 65 DIV (d) 66 DIV (e)

      1ST STAGE

      (100,000)

      1ST STEP 10,000 5000 10000 25,000
      2ND STEP 10,000 10000 5000 25,000
      3RD STEP 10,000 5000 10000 25,000
      4TH STEP 10,000 10000 5000 25,000
      TOTAL 40,000 30,000 30,000 100,000


      STAGE (a) DIV (b) ALLOCATION (c) PROGRESS (d)
      1ST STAGE (100,0000) 57 DIV 40,000 22525
      65 DIV 30,000 9881
      66 DIV 30,000 18670
      MAHADEWA CHILDREN HOME - 650
      7 SLA–For School - 3100
      TOTAL 55172

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  14. Home garden concept.

    • What is Home Garden? Fruits, Vegetable and livestock production in the surrounding area of the house for the primary purpose of self sufficient in the day to day consumption.
    • Beneficiaries. As a population of SF HQ (KLN)–AOR on this project all civilian will have benefit from this project.
    • Methodology.
      1. Introduction
      2. Awareness Progemme
      3. Field Visit
      4. Demonstration
      5. Distribution of Plants (Coconut and Other)
      6. Individual Work
      7. Field Visit
      8. Competition
      9. Appraisal
    • Work Shop for Home Garden Concept. Regarding this matter on 20.12.2012 held one day awareness programme (One member of each Bde/ Bn ) at CIC farm Vellankulam with coordination of General Manager – Northern Province. And also this work shop mainly focuses on training and guide to civilian to Self Employment on Home Garden Concept. For that we have introduced trainers by covering whole SF HQ – AOR in Kilinochchi and they coordinate the this concept in their respective AOR.
    • Mushrooms/apiculture project - (trainers training programme).
      1. Date : 09th March 2013
      2. Duration : 02 Days (Residential Training) From 09th March 2013 to 10th March 2013
      3. Place : 17 GR HQ – Tharamapuram
      4. Visiting Lecture :
        Mr. Sumana Bandara
        Agriculture Assistant Director
        Mr.SM. Indika - Assistant
        DK Thilakarathna - Assistant

  15. Poultry/Goat/Mushroom and Apiculture Project.

  16. a. Regarding this matter we have already discussed with Deputy Director of Livestock and Fisheries–Ministry of Economic Development Dr Sagarika Sumanarathna.
    b. And she asked letter with the consent from the GA Kilinochchi to facilitate below mentioned Poultry/Goat amount to the resettled inhabitants in Kilinochchi District.
    (1)Under first stage, to provide 10,000 backyard poultry (age of one month) for 1000 family (Each family to get 10 numbers)
    (2)200 x Goats (To selected one family from each GN Division)
    (3)1,000 x Bees Boxes (To selected family from each GN Division)
  17. Expansion of Gherkin Crops.
  18. We are going to introduce Gherkin Crops as new crops for Security Force Headquarters AOR. By doing this project we can Increase Employment opportunities in Agricultural related activities and help to every farmer to carryon and improves their income.It has planned to launch on March but due to the unavoidable weather circumstances it is not yet started.

  19. Project Details. Coordinator: Mr. Athula Jayawardana and Mr Mahendra Raj Project will provide the follow mention needs for farmer.
  20. Seeds
    Fertilize
    Chemicals
    Collect the harvest

      

    FISHERY SECTOR

    INITIATED PROJECT

  21. Fishing activities - Eastern side of Iranamadu Tank.
  22. To develop the inland fishery sector in Iranamadu Tank we introduced new fishing marshaling point by given self employment opportunity to start fishing activity to Waddakachchi, Ramanathapuram fishing villagers.

    a.Opening programme held on 06.12.2012.
    b.Benefited Group: KN229/Ramanathapuram – Alagapuri Fisherman.

  23. Trainers training programme of Ornamental fish industry.
  24. 3 day training programme for ornamental fish industry was commenced on 22nd March 2013 at ornamental fish breeding and training center–Rambadagalla, cooridinate with National Aquaculture Development Authority.

    Duration.:22nd March 2013 To 24th March 2013.

    Participated str.01 x 40 (Representing Each Bn In SFHQ (Kili)–AOR)

  25. Course Details:
  26. a.Course Objective This course mainly focuses on trade and self reliance of the people.
    b.Trg Center Ornamental Fish Breeding and Training Center - Rambadagalla.
    c.Duration 3 Days (Residential Training)
    d.Facility Food & Accommodation
    e.Syllabus Propagation and Cultivation, Ornamental Fish Breeding, Disease Diagnosis and Fish Health Management, Ornamental Fish Feed and Nutrition, Ornamental Fish Farming
    f.Marketing System.Deputy Director verbally informed to us that fund will allocate in first week on May 2013.

  27. Awareness programme for Mud Pond project.
  28. a . Date :- 12th november 2012
    Place :- nachchikuda – 11 gr hq
    Participated :-Nachikuda fishing society members
    Palwawarayn fishing society members

    b.Date :- 20th november 2012
    Place:- prdc- kilinochchi

    Participated :-

    Ramanathapuram fishing society members
    Santhapuram fishing society members

  29. Work shop for Ornamental Fish industry.
  30. a.Regarding ornamental fish industry held awreness programme on 18th feb 2013 at public relations development cente – kilinochchi cooridinate with national aquaculture development authority kilinochchi.

    b. Participation.
    (1)Civilians – 35 (Kandawalai, Karachchi, Poonakery, Thunukkai DS Division)
    (2) Military – OO X 86 (Representing Each Bn In Sf Hq (Kili) – AOR)
    (3) Total– 121

  31. Project monitoring plan.
  32. This project will monitor by Battalion and battalion should nominate the officers for this matter those who participate for the awareness programme, work shop and training programme. Further confirmation farmers’ problems should submit to the committee.

    CONCLUSION

  33. The ability to reach the community will help in identifying any unease among them. In order to develop a plan initial information would be critical. Hence reaching out to the community is a must and handling them and changing the preconceived ideas about the army might be of convenience. Hence,reach the community via the most favoured trade is the most accepted way.