30th May, 2021, Kochi
The ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala has extended support to the Transgender Community in Ernakulam, Kerala affected by the COVID-19 lockdown today.
Under its Recreation Club, the Institute provided the Food Kits including Vegetables among the Transgender Members. Earlier, the Institute had also helped Athidhi Achuth to become the country’s first Transgender Entrepreneur in fisheries sector by providing with a Modernized Fish Vending Stall. Athidhi helped the Institute in identifying the members from the community who longed for needing a helping hand during the difficult time.
While distributing the Kits having 28 food items to the Members, Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, ICAR-CMFRI highlighted the Institute’s plans which aims at empowering the community by encouraging them to become Small-Scale Entrepreneurs in Cage Fish Farming through proper training. The Director stressed that the Cage Fish Farming is one of the best options of gender mainstreaming and turning into Cage Farming Ventures would be greatly beneficial to them for earning an additional income.
(Source: ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala)