കേരള ചിക്കന്‍; കുടുംബശ്രീയുടെ ആദ്യ ബ്രാന്‍ഡഡ് വിപണനകേന്ദ്രത്തിന് ഔദ്യോഗിക തുടക്കം

Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

*തദ്ദേശ സ്വയംഭരണ വകുപ്പ് മന്ത്രി എ.സി. മൊയ്തീന്‍ ഓണ്‍ലൈനായി ഉദ്ഘാടനം നിര്‍വ്വഹിച്ചു

തിരുവനന്തപുരം: കേരളത്തിലെ ആഭ്യന്തര ഇറച്ചിക്കോഴി വിപണിയിലെ 50 ശതമാനം ഇറച്ചിക്കോഴിയും സംസ്ഥാനത്ത് തന്നെ ഉത്പാദിപ്പിച്ച് വിതരണം ചെയ്യുകയെന്ന ലക്ഷ്യത്തോടെ തുടക്കം കുറിച്ച കേരള ചിക്കന്‍ പദ്ധതിയുടെ ഭാഗമായുള്ള കുടുംബശ്രീയുടെ ആദ്യ വിപണന കേന്ദ്രം പ്രവര്‍ത്തനമാരാംഭിച്ചു. എറണാകുളം ജില്ലയിലെ നോര്‍ത്ത് പറവൂരിലെ വിപണന കേന്ദ്രത്തിന്റെ ഔദ്യോഗിക ഉദ്ഘാടനം തദ്ദേശ സ്വയംഭരണ വകുപ്പ് മന്ത്രി എ.സി. മൊയ്തീന്‍ ജൂണ്‍ 30ന് ഓണ്‍ലൈന്‍ മുഖേന നിര്‍വ്വഹിച്ചു. മൃഗസംരക്ഷണ വകുപ്പിന്റെ സഹകരണത്തോടെ കേരളത്തില്‍ നടപ്പിലാക്കുന്ന ഈ പദ്ധതി 2017 നവംബറിലാണ് ആരംഭിച്ചത്. കുടുംബശ്രീ എക്‌സിക്യൂട്ടീവ് ഡയറക്ടര്‍ എസ്. ഹരികിഷോര്‍ ഐഎഎഎസ് പദ്ധതി വിശദീകരണം നടത്തി.

 

   ആദ്യഘട്ടത്തില്‍ ഒരു ദിവസം പ്രായമായ കോഴിക്കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങളെ കുടുംബശ്രീ കോഴി വളര്‍ത്തല്‍ യൂണിറ്റുകള്‍ക്ക് നല്‍കി, വളര്‍ച്ചയെത്തു മ്പോള്‍ നിശ്ചിത തുക നല്‍കി തിരികെയെടുക്കുന്ന പ്രവര്‍ത്തനത്തിനായി തിരുവനന്തപുരം, പത്തനംതിട്ട, കൊല്ലം ജില്ലകളില്‍ കേരള സ്‌റ്റേറ്റ് പൗള്‍ട്രി ഡെവലപ്പ്‌മെന്റ് കോര്‍പ്പറേഷനുമായും (കെപ്‌കോ) എറണാകുളം, കോട്ടയം ജില്ലകളില്‍ മീറ്റ് പ്രോഡക്ട്‌സ് ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യയുമായും (എംപിഐ) ധാരണയിലെത്തി പ്രവര്‍ത്തനം നടത്തി. കോഴിവളര്‍ത്തുന്ന, വളര്‍ത്താന്‍ താത്പര്യമുള്ള 545 കര്‍ഷകര്‍ക്ക് കമ്മ്യൂണിറ്റി എന്റര്‍പ്രൈസ് ഫണ്ടും (സിഇഎഫ്) നല്‍കി. തിരുവനന്തപുരം ജില്ലയിലെ കഠിനംകുളത്ത് ബ്രീഡര്‍ ഫാമും പൗള്‍ട്രി ലൈനും റെന്‍ഡറിങ് പ്ലാന്റും ഉള്‍പ്പെട്ട പൗള്‍ട്രി പ്രോസസിങ് പ്ലാന്റിന്റെ നിര്‍മ്മാണ പ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ നടന്നുവരികയാണ്. കേരള ചിക്കന്‍ പദ്ധതിയുടെ ഭാഗമായി ഉത്പാദനം മുതല്‍ വിപണനം വരെയുള്ള പ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ ഏകോപിപ്പിക്കുന്നതിനായി പദ്ധതിയുടെ ഭാഗമായ എല്ലാ കുടുംബശ്രീ ഇറച്ചിക്കോഴി കര്‍ഷകരെയും ഉള്‍പ്പെടുത്തി കുടുംബശ്രീ ബ്രോയിലര്‍ ഫാര്‍മേഴ്‌സ് പ്രൊഡ്യൂസര്‍ കമ്പനിയും ആരംഭിച്ചിരുന്നു.  

  പ്രൊഡ്യൂസര്‍ കമ്പനിയുടെ നേതൃത്വത്തില്‍ 95 ഇറച്ചിക്കോഴി കര്‍ഷകര്‍ക്ക് ഇന്റഗ്രേഷന്‍ ഫാമിങ് അഥവാ കോണ്‍ട്രാക് ഫാമിങ് (1 ദിവസം പ്രായമായ കോഴിക്കു ഞ്ഞുങ്ങളെയും മരുന്നും തീറ്റയും കര്‍ഷകര്‍ക്ക് നല്‍കി 40 ദിവസം വളര്‍ച്ചെയെത്തിയ ഇറച്ചിക്കോഴികളെ വളര്‍ത്ത് കൂലി നല്‍കി തിരികെയെടുക്കുന്ന പ്രവര്‍ത്തനം) അനുസരിച്ച് നാല് ആവൃത്തികളിലായി 4,16,000 കോഴിക്കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങളെ നല്‍കി വളര്‍ച്ചയെത്തിയ കോഴികളെ തിരികെ വാങ്ങി വിപണിയിലെത്തിക്കുകയും ചെയ്തു കഴിഞ്ഞു. പദ്ധതിയുടെ അടുത്തഘട്ടമെന്ന നിലയിലാണ് ഇന്റഗ്രേഷന്‍ ഫാമിങ് നടത്തുന്ന കുടുംബശ്രീ കോഴി കര്‍ഷകരില്‍ നിന്നും തിരികെയെടുക്കുന്ന ഇറച്ചിക്കോഴി നേരിട്ട് വിപണനം നടത്തുന്നതിനായുള്ള കുടുംബശ്രീയുടെ ബ്രാന്‍ഡഡ് വിപണന കേന്ദ്രം ആരംഭിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്. ഏഴിക്കര സിഡിഎസിന് കീഴിലുള്ള അയല്‍ക്കൂട്ടാംഗങ്ങളായ രേണുക രാജന്‍, അനശ്വര എന്നിവരാണ് ഈ വിപണന കേന്ദ്രം നടത്തുന്നത്. ഈ കേന്ദ്രത്തിലേക്ക് ചിക്കന്‍ എത്തിക്കുന്നത് 5 കുടുംബശ്രീ കര്‍ഷകരാണ്. 2020 ജൂലൈ 15നകം എറണാകുളം ജില്ലയിലെ തിരുമാറാടി, ആയവന, കോട്ടപ്പടി, മാറാടി എന്നിവിടങ്ങളിലും വിപണന കേന്ദ്രങ്ങള്‍ ആരംഭിക്കും. 2020 ഡിസംബറോടെ 220 കര്‍ഷകര്‍ മുഖേന ഇന്റഗ്രേഷന്‍ ഫാമിങ് നടത്തി 200 ഔട്ട്‌ലെറ്റുകള്‍ വിവിധ ജില്ലകളിലായി ആരംഭിക്കും.

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  മന്ത്രിയുടെ ഓഫീസില്‍ നടന്ന ചടങ്ങില്‍ കുടുംബശ്രീ ബ്രോയിലര്‍ ഫാര്‍മേഴ്‌സ് പ്രൊഡ്യൂസര്‍ കമ്പനി ലിമിറ്റഡ് (കെബിഎഫ്പിസി) ഡയറക്ടറായ എസ്. പ്രസന്നകുമാരി, മാര്‍ക്കറ്റിങ് മാനേജര്‍ എസ്. രമ്യ ശ്യാം, പ്രോസസിങ് മാനേജര്‍ ലിജിന്‍ എന്നിവരും വിപണനകേന്ദ്രത്തില്‍ സംഘടിപ്പിച്ച ചടങ്ങില്‍ പറവൂര്‍ നഗരസഭാ ചെയര്‍മാന്‍ പ്രദീപ് തോപ്പില്‍ അധ്യക്ഷനായി. എറണാകുളം കുടുംബശ്രീ ജില്ലാമിഷന്‍ കോര്‍ഡിനേറ്റര്‍ (ഇന്‍ചാര്‍ജ്) എസ്. രഞ്ജിനി സ്വാഗതം ആശംസിച്ചു. വൈപ്പിന്‍ ബ്ലോക്ക് പഞ്ചായത്ത് പ്രസിഡന്റും കുടുംബശ്രീ ഗവേണിങ് ബോഡി അംഗവുമായ പ്രൊഫ. കെ.കെ. ജോഷി മുഖ്യാതിഥിയായിരുന്നു. വാര്‍ഡ് മെമ്പര്‍ രാമചന്ദ്രന്‍, പറവൂര്‍ സിഡിഎസ് ചെയര്‍പേഴ്‌സണ്‍ ഗീത പരമേശ്വരന്‍, കെബിഎഫ്പിസി മാര്‍ക്കറ്റിങ് മാനേജര്‍ കിരണ്‍ എം. സുഗതന്‍ തുടങ്ങിയവരും ചടങ്ങില്‍ പങ്കെടുത്തു.

 

 

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ആദ്യഘട്ടത്തില്‍ ഒരു ദിവസം പ്രായമായ കോഴിക്കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങളെ കുടുംബശ്രീ കോഴി വളര്‍ത്തല്‍ യൂണിറ്റുകള്‍ക്ക് നല്‍കി, വളര്‍ച്ചയെത്തു മ്പോള്‍ നിശ്ചിത തുക നല്‍കി തിരികെയെടുക്കുന്ന പ്രവര്‍ത്തനത്തിനായി തിരുവനന്തപുരം, പത്തനംതിട്ട, കൊല്ലം ജില്ലകളില്‍ കേരള സ്‌റ്റേറ്റ് പൗള്‍

NULM : Kudumbashree bags National Award for effective implementation

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021

Kudumbashree has bagged the National Award for efficiently implementing the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) programme in Kerala for the assessment year 2019-20. Kudumbashree is receiving this Award constituted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India for the third consecutive year. During 2017-18, Kudumbahsree had secured third prize and during 2018-19, Kudumbashree had bagged the second prize. Now, Kudumbashree has secured the third prize again and has been able to make a hat trick achievement. Kudumbashree could steadily sustain the best performance at the national level. Kudumbashree received the  letter confirming the award from the Government of India. 

The special feature of the Award is that the prize money is given as additional financial allocation for the project implementation. During the last two years, Kudumbashree had additionally received Rs 6 crores and Rs 9 crores respectively as Kudumbashree had bagged the awards.  Kudumbashree has received the intimation from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India that we would additionally receive Rs 6 crores as we had secured the award this year.

During the last four years, Kudumbashree had bagged as many awards in the national level in addition to the award received for the NULM Programme.  During this period, Kudumbashree had secured more than 10 National Awards. National Award for the excellent implementation of Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY) skill training programme for three consecutive years,  Best Performance Award constituted by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for the efficient implementation of the bank linkage of the NHGs,  the Best Practice Award constituted by HUDCO for completing the construction of the houses of  Pradhan Manthri Awas Yojana -Urban (PMAY-U)-LIFE through Kudumbashree Women Construction Groups are a few among them.

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The special feature of the Award is that the prize money is given as additional financial allocation for the project implementation. During the last two years, Kudumbashree had additionally received Rs 6 crores and Rs 9 crores respectively as Kudumbashree

Kudumbashree to implement new training programme in 4 states as part of National Rural Economic Transformation Project of NRLM

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2021

Kudumbashree is all set to implement new training programme in 4 states as part of the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) of National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM). NRETP is being implemented in many states under the leadership of the Ministry of Rural Development with the support of the World Bank. The aim of the project is to elevate the enterprise model to higher level (scalable enterprises). As a part of this project, NRLM had sought Kudumbashree's support to extend training to the Business Development Support Providers (BDSP), who would be appointed for increasing the business of the enterprises. Assam, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have already requested Kudumbashree's support for providing training to the BDSPs as part of NRETP. Kudumbashree had signed an MoU with National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), based on this requirement.

The aim was to develop a module for the training and thereby improve their skillsets. Kudumbashree had extended training to the Community Resource Persons (CRP-EP) of various states as part of Startup Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP). NRLM sought Kudumbashree's expertise to extend training to the BDSPs, as Kudumbashree has previous experience in extending training to the Community Resource Persons (CRP-EP), and the NRETP Project is in the model of the SVEP Project. The activities of the BDSPs of NRETP is more challenging than that of the Community Resource Persons of SVEP. Therefore, they require more training to impart the required skill set. So Kudumbashree is planning to make the training module for the Community Resource Persons as the Basic Module for the training for BDSPs.

Kudumbashree also plans to formulate a new training module, as a Growth Module (as an additional component) to help them improve their skill sets and extend the training. In short, as per the requirement of NRLM, Kudumbashree would prepare a training programme that would consist of the Basic Module and Growth Module for the BDSPs.The training would be done completely in online mode, in the background of Covid-19 pandemic. It is a great challenge for Kudumbashree to turn the training programme for moulding the best community cadres for supporting the enterprises, completely into online mode.

 

Kudumbashree have also decided to prepare a Learning Management System to extend the needed training and skill development in online mode to the trainees. Various study materials such as videos on different topics, case studies, special training modules etc are included in addition to the online classes. Kudumbashree aims at making this training the best by providing this study material along with the online classes. Kudumbashree aims at starting the training in the concerned states immediately on getting final approval for these training modules.

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The aim was to develop a module for the training and thereby improve their skillsets. Kudumbashree had extended training to the Community Resource Persons (CRP-EP) of various states as part of Startup Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP).

Co-ordination Committee Meeting -10.02.2021 at 03.00 pm

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Co-ordination Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday 10.02.2021 at 03.00 pm at Layam Hall, Secretariat Annex 2

 

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Co-ordination Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday 10.02.2021 at 03.00 pm at Layam Hall, Secretariat Annex 2

'Kalimuttam' of Kannur for the mental health of children

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2021

Kudumbashree Kannur District Mission has come up with 'Kalimuttam', an innovative programme for ensuring the mental health of children.'Kalimuttam' is the programme being implemented through Kudumbashree Balasabhas by the Kannur District Administration, in the realization that their mental health needs to be improved. The District Level Inauguration of the Programme was held at English Medium School, Anjarakandy, Kannur on 28 January 2021.

The lockdown which was notified in the state due to covid-19 and the other restrictions had affected children adversely. This Comprehensive Development Programme is being implemented by bringing together all the Departments working in connection with Child Development under one roof. The programme would be implemented through Kudumbashree Balasabhas in convergence with National Health Mission, Library Council, Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan and ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services). The 'Kalimuttam' Programme aims at the physical, social and mental health development of children and is implemented in four levels such as NHG level (Balasabha level), ADS level, panchayath level and State level.

The locally selected Resource Persons would communicate with the children at Balasabhas, on various topics. They would identify those children who are suffering from mental stress and ensure them the needed help under the leadership of the District Mental Health experts. Curriculum related activities, co-curricular activities, personality development classes, activities to nurture social service attitude, art-sports and cultural activities, farming activities, gender sensitization classes etc will also be implemented through this coordination programme. The programme also aims at developing a referral system for the social-mental support of the children along with organising productive and creative activities for children with their peers. The important activities being implemented through 'Kalimuttam' Programme are as follows.


1.Curricular Activities- These are activities based on the online classes attended by the students. Seeking the local history (Social Studies), arranging vegetable gardens, gardening (Botany), discussion on books, recitation (linguistic studies), bird watching and environment observation (Zoology, Botany).
2.Co-curricular Activities- Related to art (books, poems, music, handicraft making, origami), sports- related to physical fitness (cycling groups,marathon, walking).
3. Personality Development Classes, Gender Sensitization Activities (Doctor Kid- for covid response and awareness, cookery programmes and household chores-without any gender differences, cleaning house and surroundings).
4. Activities to nurture Social Service attitude- Interviews of Palliative Care workers and activities with them, cleaning public spaces and paths with social workers.

By launching such a programme associating with Kudumbashree Kannur District Mission, the Kannur District Administration had taken the upper hand in the development of the upcoming generation and for improving their mental health. The Kudumbashree Kannur District team is actively making effective interventions for implementing such an activity, converging with other governmental departments. All these activities of this programme are being implemented following the covid-19 protocol.

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The lockdown which was notified in the state due to covid-19 and the other restrictions had affected children adversely.

Kudumbashree receives order for 1 crore cloth bags from Supplyco

Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2021

Kudumbashree has received an order for 1 crore cloth bags from Supplyco, which is one of the highest order quantities in recent times. The order is received for supplying 1 crore cloth bags for packing the food kits. 524 Kudumbashree tailoring units from 14 districts across the state have come forward to stitch and provide these cloth bags.

It is expected that, through this order, Kudumbashree would be able to supply about 30% of the cloth bags needed for Supplyco for the next four months. As per the available details, it's assumed that these tailoring units would be able to stitch 1,18,000 cloth bags a day altogether. If so, Kudumbashree could supply about 25 lakh cloth bags a month for Supplyco. Therefore, Kudumbashree would be able to supply 1 crore cloth bags within four months as the order is received for supplying 1 crore cloth bags in the next 4 months.

Kudumbashree would be able to complete this order before the stipulated time, if more kudumbashree units will come forward to stitch the cloth bags for Supplyco and so the interested kudumbashree units were requested to inform their willingness to the respective District Mission Coordinators. By giving such orders, Supplyco is helping Kudumbashree tailoring units save themselves from the crisis caused due to the covid-19 pandemic, and gave them a great opportunity through this order for such a higher quantity of cloth bags.

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Kudumbashree has received an order for 1 crore cloth bags from Supplyco, which is one of the highest order quantities in recent times.

E-rickshaws on roads through Kudumbashree members

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2021

E-rickshaws are on roads through Kudumbashree members as part of Thiruvananthapuram Smart City Project. E-rickshaws have been given to 6 beneficiaries (Kudumbashree members) through this special project. Through this, Smart City has aimed at developing a culture of buying vehicles that use eco-friendly fuel and creating livelihood opportunities for the deserving beneficiaries. Various activities for arranging livelihood opportunities for women are progressing as part of Thiruvananthapuram Smart City Project. Smart City had planned to arrange e-rickshaws for the deserving beneficiaries for encouraging e-mobility.


6 NHG members with poor economic backgrounds, but who knew driving beforehand are selected as the beneficiaries of this project. Beneficiaries were selected by the District Mission Coordinator, Thiruvananthapuram. The beneficiaries have given a small deposit and this would be returned to them, after the use of the vehicle for six months. In addition, the vehicle would be registered in the name of the respective beneficiaries, after they complete service for one to one and a half years. The selected beneficiaries were extended the training for driving e-rickshaws.


With a single charge, these e vehicles will get a mileage of 80 km. 80 paisa is the expense per kilometer. The battery would get fully charged within two to three hours. The arrangements for charging the vehicle is set up at the Gandhi Park located at East Fort and there, three vehicles could be charged at a time. The vehicles could also be charged using the power plugs at the houses of the beneficiaries. These e-rickshaws are equipped with automatic gear systems and women could easily drive the same. They are completely eco-friendly as well.

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6 NHG members with poor economic backgrounds, but who knew driving beforehand are selected as the beneficiaries of this project.

Coir and Craft’ Stores started functioning at Alappuzha and Kasaragod districts

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2021

'Coir and Craft’ Stores, which was announced in the Chief Minister's 100 Day Programme, had started functioning at Alappuzha and Kasaragod districts. Shri. A.C Moideen, Minister, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala officially inaugurated the stores in online mode on 25 January 2021. Dr. T.M Thomas Issac, Minister, Finance Department, Government of Kerala presided over the function. The stores are set up at Kaikkadav near Trikaripur of Kasaragod district, Alappuzha Municipal Bus Stand and Mararikulam of Alappuzha district.

The ‘Coir and Craft’ Stores are formed under the leadership of Kudumbashree, aiming at finding a market for coir and handicraft products. The project is implemented converging with the Coir Department, Government of Kerala. The main Coir and Craft Stores envisages to find a market for coir products, handicrafts produced by Kudumbashree entrepreneurs and other products of Kudumbashree entrepreneurs. The detailed guidelines of the project were given to the districts and were directed to identify better spaces and launch stores based on those guidelines. The inaugurated stores are set up in the space given by the respective LSGIs and are arranged with the best interiors. The coir products needed for the stores were given by the Kerala State Coir Corporation (KSCC). The handicrafts were collected from various entrepreneurs in the district. The shelves for other Kudumbashree products are also arranged.

In the first phase, other districts have also come forward with interest to start 45 stores by identifying spaces. Through these Coir and Craft Stores, Kudumbashree members would be able to find a better market for coir products and products of Kudumbashree entrepreneurs and hope that they would be able to find better income through these stores which function in the enterprise model.

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The ‘Coir and Craft’ Stores are formed under the leadership of Kudumbashree, aiming at finding a market for coir and handicraft products.