Kudumbashree bagged the award worth Rs 6 crore for the best performance by implementing NULM successfully in 93 Urban Local Bodies in the State. The Award was received by Shri.S. Harikishore, Executive Director, Kudumbashree, Shri. Binu Francis, Programme Officer, Kudumbashree, Shri. Jaison.P.J, Shri. Sudheer.K.B, Shri.Rajesh Kumar, State Programme Managers, Kudumbashree from Shri.Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Urban Affairs Minister, Government of India, at the programme held at Pravasi Bharathi Kendra, New Delhi on 22 March 2018.
The programmes implemented by Kudumbashree during 2017-18 in the urban areas made Kudumbashree qualified for the National Award. Other than the Awards received for Kudumbashree National Resource Organization and National Rural Livelihoods Mission, this is the third National Award Kudumbashree had been receiving this year for the best performance.
The rehabilitation of the street vendors and street dwellers, NHG formation, skill training, making avail loans for finding jobs of one's own, successfully linking the accounts of the beneficiaries with Aadhar were the programmes considered for the award.
Other than National Urban Livelihoods Mission, Kudumbashree is also the nodal agency of the other centrally designed programmes like Pradhan Manthri Awas Yojana, National Rural Livelihoods Mission and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameena Kaushalya Yojana.