Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation Limited is designated as the implementing Agency for the "Model Fishing Village" scheme under the 13th Finance Commission Award Projects. The 13th Finance Commission has recommended an amount of Rs. 200 crores as grant in aid to the state for development of the Fisheries sector under State specific needs for the period 2011-15. The grant is meant for Construction of Model Fishing villages which include construction of houses, provision of drinking water, sanitation, provision for health facilities, setting up of fish marketing centers, construction of fisheries schools etc. The project is envisaged to be implemented in the declared fishing villages of the 9 coastal districts.