KELPALM
Kerala State Palmyrah Products Development and workers’
Welfare Corporation Limited.
NEWS FLASH  Kerla State Palmyrah Products Development and Worker’s welfare Corporation Limited [KELPALM] was Formatted in 1985 with an overall objective of developing the palmyrah based industry, its cultivation and thereby improving the economy well being of Palmyrah workers


WHAT IS NEW

a.

Press Release for Registration

Kelpalm/VIII-14/07    20.02.2007
The principal Secretary to Government
Information and Public Relation Department
Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

Sir,

Sub: Implementation of Welfare Scheme –Application for Registration –reg.

Kelpalm is planning to implement the welfare Scheme to the backward classes of Palmyrah people under the traditional Palmyrah Industrial Sector in the ensuring month. As a part of implementation of the welfare scheme we invite Application for the Registration of eligible member from the workers who are under poverty line and engaged in the Palmyrah sector o Industries. In this respect we request for goodself may kindly take necessary step to publish the enclosed matter in the Government publication.

Thanking you
Yours Faithfully
For Kerala State Palmyrah Products Development and
Workers’ Welfare Corporation Limited


(Dr.A.C.Rajan)
Chairman& Managing Director

 
d. NBCFDC Loans

NBCFDC LOAN SCHEME

Kelpalam will act as the state-channelising agency towards implmentation of the scheme. The following criteria have been formulated for the effective implementation of the scheme.

1.

The scheme is applicable to communities coming under the Backward Classes and other financial weaker sections involved in the Palmyrah trade.

2.

Palmyrah workers and their dependants only are eligible for the concessional loan assistance

3.

The loan will be granted for the schemes formulated by Kelpalam in line with NBCFDC guidelines.

4.

Applications will be invited from eligible persons deserving loan assistance and will be processed by Kelpalam

5.

The disbursement of loan and its collection shall be the sole responsibility of Kelpalam

6.

Effective security will be executed before disbursing the loan amount. It is proposed to implement the programme immediately

The proposed scheme for implementing the NBCFDC Scheme for the year 2007-08 is given below.
Rs. in Lacs

 

Total Amount

NBCFDCs Amount (85%)

SCAs Loan (10%)

Benef. Share (5%)

1. General Loan Scheme (Sector wise)
a
) Term Loan NBCFDC Loan (Term Loan)-85%
b) Agriculture and allied activities
c) Small business/Artisan/Traditional Occupation
d) Service Sector


1.50
23.50
5.00


1.275
19.975
4.250


0.15
2.35
0.50


0.075
1.175
0.250

B) Education

5.00

4.50 (90%)

0.250(5%)

0.250

C) Micro Finance Schemes (95%)

5.00

4.75

0.25

 

D) New Swarnima Scheme (95%)

10.00

9.50

0.50

 

Total

50.00

44.25

4.00

1.75

State Government Share from the Head of Account under Annual Plan

 

 

3.00

 

State Government Share by Entrepreneur Assistance Scheme in Handicrafts/ Artisans sector under Head of Account 2851-00-104-84

 

 

1.00

 

Grand Total

50.00

44.25

4.00

1.75

All the above loan schemes are beneficial to the upliftment of poor palmyrah artisans of 525 families

 
e. National Seminar on Palmyrah at Trivandrum 07.07.2007
   
 
f.

Eleventh Plan-Proposal and allocation
KERLA STATE PALMYRAH PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT AND WORKERS WELFARE CORPORATION LIMITED [Kelpalm]

(Outlay 2007-12: Rs.200.00 Lakh)
(Outlay 2007-08: Rs.10.00 Lakh)

Kerla State Palmyrah Products Development and Worker’s welfare Corporation Limited was established for the welfare of Palmyrah workers across the state of kerala. An amount of Rs.200.00 Lakh is proposed for strengthening its activities and achive its objective during 2007-12 and for 2007-08 and outlay of Rs10.00 lakh under Flagship Programe. Following are the activities proposed to be under taken by kerla state palmyrah products Development and worker’s welfare corporation limited during the period

a. Introduction and popularization of the health and medicinal Products
b. Launching of new food Products
c. Promotion of Plam leaf articles
d. Revival of the fiber processing init in Palakkad
e. Setting up of brush making facility at Kalleppully
f. Launching of the confessional loan scheme under NBCFDC
g. Promotional Capaign regarding 2007 as the year of Palmyrah

Kerla State Palmyrah Products Development and Worker’s welfare Corporation Limited also proposed certain long terms plan such as comprehensive Welfare Programme for Palyrah workers, social Palyrah forestry Project, establishment of Palmyrah Research Institute etc. For it’s over all development during the period

 
g.

Working Group on Palmyrah Sector

Government of Kerala

Abstract
Industries Department Kelpalm Constitution of a working for Studding the Palmyrah Palm
Sector Constituted-order Issued
Industries (K) Department
G.O (Rt) No.277/2007/ID Dated Thiruvananthapura 05.03.07
Read.1.Lr no. Kelpalm VIII-15/05/06 W.G/351dtd30.10.06&
Lo.No. Kelpalm/VIII-14/06.588 dtd.12..01.07 from the M.D.Kelpalm

ORDER
The managing director kelpalm in the letter read above has requested to constitute a Working Group undertaking a Cornprehensive
study of the Palmyrah sector. Government have Exained the mater in detail and are pleased to constitute the working group with folowing members.

1. Additional Director of Agriculture_Plan cultivation
2. Dr.Seeni Deputy Director. TBGRI -Researchon Palm&its Product.
3. Pro.K.T.Job centre for Management Development-marketing
4. Secratary. Keral Khadi and Village Industries Board-Palmyrah Products Development
5. Chairman & M.D of Kelpalm Coordinator.

The following are the terms of reference of the working group.

(i) Reason for cutting Palmyrah trees in kerala
(ii) Palmyrah Palms disability to compete with other trees.
(iii) Role of social forestry/Socio religious Institution in promoting cultivation of plants.
(iv) Development of high yielding dwarf and other new varieties of palms.
(v) Promote the cultivation/palms by emotional attachment and without any subsidy
(vi) Areas/Districts to be selected and concentrated for Palmyrah cultivation.
(vii) Introducing new Solution for palm cultivation.
(viii) Identity edible and non edible value added product,delcacies etc from the Palmyrah tree
(ix) Does kerala have complete edge in Palmyrah cultivation
(x) Whether Palmyrah Product can be produced and sold competitively in kerala in the medium and long Term.
(xi) Earning for the farmer expected from Palmyrah cultivation and its Comparison with other Group
(xii) Cost and benifit analisis of Palmyrah cultivation

The working Group will submitter report within 3 month

By the order of Governor
N.LETHA
Additional Secretary to Government

To,

The Managing Director, KELPALM

Additional Director Of Agriculture

Dr.Seeni, Deputy Director. Tropical Botanical Garden and
Research Institute, Palode Thiruvananthapuram.

Pro.K.T.Jobu.Centere for mangement Department,

Sectary keral Khadi and Village, Industries Board

Chairman, Kelpalm

The Account General,(A&E/Audit) Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram,

The director of Industries and commerce

Planning & Economic Allan’s Department


Forwarded by order

Senior Officer

 
   

 


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