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

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.

CDS Chairpersons share Nava Kerala ideas with Chief Minister

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

As part of collecting suggestions from the public in connection with the Nava Kerala, Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, Hon. Chief Minister, Government of Kerala had interacted with Kudumbashree members on 17 January 2021. CDS Chairpersons, representing 14 districts had interacted with the Chief Minister. When the note regarding such a meeting was received, ideas were sought from all the CDS Chairpersons from the 14 districts. One CDS Chairperson each from every district was entrusted for representing their districts. Those chairpersons interacted with the Chief Minister, representing all the Kudumbashree members in their districts. The interactive meeting, which was started at 3.45 PM lasted till 6 PM.

Ms Prasanna Kumari (Kottukal-Thiruvananthapuram), Ms Rajani Manoj (Kalluvathukal-Kollam), Ms Sreeja Aji (Vallikkode-Pathanamthitta), Ms Reena Santhosh (Ambalapuzha-Alappuzha), Ms Sreeja Santhosh (Kidangoor-Kottayam), Ms Asha Santhosh (Manakkad-Idukki), Ms Vishalam Babu (Vadavukode Puthencruz- Ernakulam), MsRamla Anwar (Puthenchira-Thrissur), Ms K. Ushakumari (Polpully-Palakkad) Ms Bindu Babu (Poothadi-Wayanad), Ms Krishna Jyothi (Poroor-Malappuram), Ms Sajina (Maniyoor-Kozhikode), Ms Rekha. P (Mattannur-Kannur) and Ms Mumtaz (Chambanad-Kasaragod) are the NHG members who intereacted with the Chief Minister and shared their suggestions and ideas.

The needs and ideas shared by the Chairpersons from the 14 districts are given below.

General Suggestions

1. Ensure permanent income of Harithakarmasena members by including their work in MGNREGS Programme.
2. Need permanent programmes in Scheduled Tribes Sector for rehabilitating the nomadic communities.
3. Start Art Training Centres in every panchayath under the leadership of CDSs by making use of the artists who have received Golden Jubilee Fellowship.
4. Ensure regular wages without any gender discrimination in the livelihood sector.
5. Include Gender Sensitisation classes and sex education in School Education Syllabus.
6. Make Vanitha Gramasabha, Bala Gramasabha and Elderly Gramasabha mandatory.
7. For ensuring food security, turn the fallow lands into cultivable lands. For the same, the programmes should be formulated and be implemented by MGNREGS, LSGIs, Agriculture Department and Kudumbashree.
8. The bus stops should be equipped with toilets.
9. Job Portals should be started in Panchayath level to find jobs for those who lost their jobs.
10. The ration card categorization should be reanalyzed.
11. Plastic should be removed from the water bodies to increase the fish abundance.
12. The Pakalveed for the elderly should be ensured in all LSGIs.
13. Drainage System should be ensured in the coastal areas.
14. Start 'Shelter Homes' for ensuring the protection of differently abled children.
15. Make arrangements for emergency help in the tribal sector and take necessary actions to resolve the issue of havocs in farming sector.
16. Special Health checkup centres for women and children in blocks. Block level Gender Parks.
17. Government Order be issued that only if the LSGIs earmark funds for ABC, GRC and Harithakarmasena, the DPC Programme will be approved.
18 The LSGIs should earmark funds for fulfilling the various needs of those who are included in the Destitute Free Kerala Programme. Timely changes should be brought to the criterion.
19. There should be centralised waste management plants in every district.
20. The BPL List should be restructured considering the year 2020 as the base.
21. Nutritious food should also be given to the elderly through the Anganawadis.
22. The women development programmes should be used for livelihood needs.
23. Yoga-Kalari Training centres for Women should be started in block level.
24. Ensure livelihood opportunities for tribal youth in their respective locations, afrer extending them skill training.
25. Special package for Sickle Cell Anemia patients.
26. Actions to get rid of the menace of wild animals.
27. More sources of livelihood should be identified in the tribal sector.
28. The eligible who are not included in the LIFE Programme should be included.
29. Hostel and toilet services for travellers.
30. Waste Management should be included in the syllabus of primary classes.
31. Children should be given training in hand craft from school level.
32. Arrange public grounds, swimming pools and fitness centres in all panchayths that could be used by men and women. Encourage fraternities.
33. Make arrangements for transport under the leadership of the Goverment, where there are transport difficulties.
34. Conserve conventional drinking water resources.
35. Produce Kuttanad branded duck meat.


Suggestions Regarding Kudumbashree

1. Change Anganawadis into the working centre of ADSs. Through this, improve the activities by converging with the Social Justice Department.
2. Launch vegetable procuring, sales outlets under the leadership of CDSs in Horticorp model. Three or four centres in the state should function as procurement-distributing centres.
3. Form Kudumbashree Vanitha Bank.
4. Loans upto Rs 3 lakhs is given interest subsidy. The loan is issued at 4% interest. Increase the limit of this loan to Rs 10 lakhs.
5.Give a small subsidy from the state share in Jeevandeepam Insurance Programme.
6. Make better office system for CDSs.
7. Ensure insurance for Kudumbashree micro enterprises.
8. Start Kudumbashree-Homestay, Tour Guide programmes in the tourism sector.
9. Make interventions for catering the needs of Snehitha Calling Bell Programme beneficiaries excluding the mental support.
10. Special Financial Package for Kudumbashree Micro Enterprises.
11. Permanent buildings for Snehitha Centres.
12. LSGIs should give more importance for Kudumbashree.
13. Marketing opportunities should be arranged for Kudumbashree enterprises in all LSGIs.
14. The functioning of Vigilant Groups should be made more active. Meetups at regular intervals.
15. The buildings under the ownership of the LSGIs and the Government should be given to Kudumbashree units to turn it into marketing outlets for free.
16. Kudumbashree should be given more importance in the implementation of Women Component Plan.
17. Coastal Projects should be implemented through Kudumbashree.
18. Kudumbashree should be given more importance and opportunity for more participation along with other Departments for the development in coastal- tribal sectors.
19. The works of LIFE Programmes should be given to Kudumbashree Construction Groups. Also the printing works of the Government should be given to Kudumbashree printing press units.
20. Ensure Kudumbashree's participation in Palliative Care Sector.
21. Make two members from a house part of an NHG.
21. Give the charge of running the canteens in Governement- Public Sector institutions, comfort stations at LSGIs etc to Kudumbashree units.
22. Include the products of Kudumbashree enterprises in Government food kits.
23. Give the approval to buy the electronic products produced by Kudumbashree units like LED lights, without any tender processes.
24. Give approval for Kudumbashree outlets at Comsumerfed, Maveli Stores and Neethi Stores.
25. Restrict LSGIs from spending the fund for Kudumbashree for other matters.
26. The LSGIs should give Revolving Fund to ADSs and Micro Enterprises.
27. The direction that the appointment of part time sweeper/ temporary appointments at Governmental- Public Sector Institutions should be met from the Kudumbashree members.
28. Support price for Kudumbashree Agricultural products.
29. For taking the Kudumbashree activities to the public, organise 1 hour long programmes in the news channels.
30. Representation of CDS Chairpersons in Kudumbashree Governing Body. Two wheeler arrangement and driving classes for CDS Chairpersons.
31.Market the products of Kudumbashree entrepreneurs at the procurement- marketing outlets of Forest Eco Development Committee. Permission to sell the non-timber forest products through Kudumbashree units.
32. Form a state level chain including Kudumbashree-KSRTC for extending courier services for parcel delivery as part of e-commerce services.
33. Allot space for retail outlets for marketing Kudumbashree products and for starting food cafe at the areas under Highway Authority.
34. Ensure maximum women representation in the Planning Commission of LSGIs. Make the inclusion of CDS Chairperson mandatory.
35. The arrangememt to distribute the welfare pensions through Kudumbashree system.
Appreciations to all CDS Chairpersons who came forward to interact with the Chief Minister. We are extending our gratitude to Hon Chief Minister who allotted his time for such am interactive session.

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Ms Prasanna Kumari (Kottukal-Thiruvananthapuram), Ms Rajani Manoj (Kalluvathukal-Kollam), Ms Sreeja Aji (Vallikkode-Pathanamthitta), Ms Reena Santhosh (Ambalapuzha-Alappuzha), Ms Sreeja Santhosh (Kidangoor-Kottayam), Ms Asha Santhosh (Manakkad-Idukki),

Government order to make use of Kudumbashree Disinfection units for the Government Departments

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Government order has been issued for making use of the service of Kudumbashree Disinfection units for the Governmental Departments. As per the Government Order (G.O (Rt) No.1695/2020/LSGD dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 20/09/2020), all Governmental Departments may make use of the services of these Disinfection units. On finding that due to the rise of Covid-19 cases, the service teams for the disinfection process at local level in the districts was not adequate, we decided to develop this activity into a service enterprise and started implementing the same, in order to address this need in an enterprise model. Kudumbashree Disinfection units have been started in all the districts across the state. 468 people were given training and 68 units were started. The rates for disinfection activities as per the Government Order are as follows:


1. Disinfectant Spraying Process- Once a day: Rs 1.85 per square feet (Government), Rs 2.25 per square feet (private enterprises/individuals)
2. Disinfectant Spraying Process- Twice a day: Rs 2.45 per square feet (Government), Rs 3 per square feet (private enterprises/individuals).
3. Deep Cleaning and Disinfectant Spraying Process- Once a day: Rs 2.95 per square feet (Government), Rs 3.45 per square feet (private enterprises/individuals).
4. Deep Cleaning and Disinfectant Spraying Process- Twice a day: Rs 3.75 per square feet (Government), Rs 4.50 per square feet (private enterprises/individuals).
5. Deep Cleaning and Disinfectant Spraying Process- Once a day, Disinfectant Spraying Process-Once a day: Rs 3.15 per square feet (Government), Rs 3.80 per square feet (private enterprises/individuals).
6. Disinfection of Vehicles:
a. Disinfectant spraying only
Car, Jeep- Rs 450 (Government), Rs 550 (private enterprises/individuals)
Van, Mini Bus- Rs 950 (Government), Rs 1200 (private enterprises/individuals)
Bus, Truck- Rs 1200 (Government), Rs 1500 (private enterprises/individuals).
b. Cleaning and Disinfectant Spraying
Car, Jeep- Rs 650 (Government), Rs 850 (private enterprises/individuals).
Van, Mini Bus- Rs 1200 (Government), Rs 1600 (private enterprises/individuals)
Bus, Truck- Rs 1350 (Government), Rs 2000 (private enterprises/individuals).

The heads of the governmental and non- governmental institutions may make use of the services of these Disinfection units. Kudumbashree members had came forward for extending such a service for containing the spread of corona virus and for ensuring the care of the people even during such a crisis situation and that itself could be considered the epitome of compassion.

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The heads of the governmental and non- governmental institutions may make use of the services of these Disinfection units.

Kudumbashree oru Nerchithram’ Photography Competition Season 3- Winners announced

Posted on Saturday, September 19, 2020

The results of Kudumbashree oru Nerchithram’ Photography Competition Season 3 has been announced. Shri. T.J Vargheese, Thaivelikkakath House, Pachalam, Ernakulam bagged the first prize. Shri. P.P Ratheesh, Photographer, Mathrubhumi Palakkad unit came second and Shri. Dinesh Insight, Adithi Nilayam, Kottakanni, Kasaragod came in third place. The Award for the Best Photographer is Rs 20,000. The second prize and third prize are Rs 10,000 and Rs 5000 respectively. The jury consisted of Shri. G. Pramod, Chief Photographer, Deshabhimani, Shri. V. Vinod, Chief Photographer, Information and Public Relations Department, Smt. U.S. Rakhi, News Photographer, and Smt. Asha Vargheese, Director, Kudumbashree Mission selected the winners.

Kudumbashree Mission which envisions at eradicating poverty through women in Kerala had successfully completed 22 revolutionary years, conducted the photography competition for motivating the aspiring photographers and to propagate the activities of Kudumbashree Mission through photographs.The contestants were directed to submit photographs that reflect the various activities of Kudumbashree Mission. Rs 1000 each will be issued for 10 entries as consolation prizes. K.Pramod, Praveen Kumar, Ashok Manaloor, Rakesh Puthur, Sibin Bahuleyan, Akhil. E.S, Tojo P Antony, Shiju Panthalloor, Sumesh Kottiyath, N Elango Gopan are the Consolation Prize winners.

The Photography Competition was envisaged realising that the best photographs depicting the hard work of Kudumbashree members would further boost the women empowerment process. The third season of the competition was held from 1 January 2020 to 29 February 2020. Good quality photographs portraying the strength of Kudumbashree, functioning focusing on women empowerment is considered for the ‘Kudumbashree Oru Nerchithram’ Photography Competition, which is being conducted from 2017 onwards. Like the first two seasons, the third season has also received good responses. The fourth season of the competition would be held during December 2020.

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he jury consisted of Shri. G. Pramod, Chief Photographer, Deshabhimani, Shri. V. Vinod, Chief Photographer, Information and Public Relations Department, Smt. U.S. Rakhi, News Photographer, and Smt. Asha Vargheese, Director, Kudumbashree Mission selected t

6.7 lakh Kudumbashree members show interest to enroll for the KSFE Vidyashree Scheme

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2020

6.7 lakh Kudumbashree members had shown interest to enroll for the KSFE Vidyashree Scheme, which enables the needy NHG members to buy laptops. Vidyashree Scheme is being implemented by Kudumbashree in association with Kerala State Financial Enterprises (KSFE) for supporting students. Till date, 6,70,156 Kudumbashree members came forward to become part of this scheme and out of them, 5,12,561 members opted for receipt of laptops, as during the crisis situation of COVID 19, the educational system is in transition and becoming more dependent on online education.

 

Vidyashree is a micro chitty of Rs 15,000 with a monthly installment of Rs 500 for 30 months. A NHG member can enroll for only one Vidyashree Chitty. As per this, if a Kudumbashree member becomes part of this scheme, after the payment of the third installment, she may inform the NHG if she needs a laptop. Laptop with the specifications prescribed by the Education Department, procured from the agencies empanelled by IT Department would be made available for them. These laptops would cost less than Rs 15,000.


As per Vidyashree, after the payment of the third installment, all in need can own a laptop as the laptop will be provided by KSFE. When the chitty installment payment would be complete, the members would get the remaining amount in the chitty (if any) including interest, excluding the cost of the laptop. Those who repay the chitty regularly need not pay the installment amount of Rs 500 during the 10th term and 20th term. KSFE would pay this. In addition, for those who regularly repay the chitty starting from 1st term up to the 30th term, KSFE would bear the first installment of Rs 500 for enrolling in a similar scheme that would be started. In short, those who repay without fail may save Rs 1500. Those Kudumbashree members who do not need a laptop may also join this scheme. After paying the 13th monthly instalment, they may draw the full city amount (if needed) without any bid or lot. They would also get the savings interest of KSFE as well. The repayment should be done without any fail. The NHG and CDS would oversee the monthly repayment.

 

Kudumbashree collected the details of the NHG members who are interested in joining this micro savings programme which aims at making available laptops for the common people as laptops are becoming inevitable for enabling online education.

Kudumbashree is proud to be part of an activity that helps the newer generation to get in tune with the changing time through the Vidyashree Scheme associating with Kerala State Financial Enterprises(KSFE).

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Kudumbashree collected the details of the NHG members who are interested in joining this micro savings programme which aims at making available laptops for the common people as laptops are becoming inevitable for enabling online education.

Kudumbashree to operate canteens at ITIs

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Kudumbashree received a mandate to operate canteens at all ITIs established by the Department of Labour and Skills, Government of Kerala. This approval is as per Government order (G.O(MS) No.29/2020/ Labour). The requirement is to operate canteens as per guidelines of the ‘programme for providing nutritious food/ noon meal’ at 96 ITIs in Kerala. Through this, the students in these ITIs would get food at prescribed rates and the Kudumbashree entrepreneurs working in the catering sector would get an opportunity to get a regular income.


As per this order, Kudumbashree units will get the opportunity to implement programmes for providing nutritious food at 82 ITIs and to provide food as per noon meal Programme at 14 ITIs. 30,000 student trainees of ITI s would be beneficiaries of the ‘Nutritious Food Programme’ and 6000 trainees would become part of the ‘noon meal’ programme. The Nutritious Food Programme provides for a fund of Rs 15 per student per day. For the noon meal programme, Kudumbashree units would get Rs 340 per trainee for a week at the ITIs where the number of students is less than 500. The rate will be Rs 325 per student for a week in those ITIs where the number of students is greater than 500.


There are about 4500 canteen- catering units functioning under the umbrella of Kudumbashree in Kerala. This new opportunity will bring more livelihood opportunities in the catering sector for Kudumbashree entrepreneurs. As per the order received in 2018, (G.O (Rt) No.2143/2018.LSGD) Kudumbashree got the approval to run canteens in all Local Self Government Institutions.

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As per this order, Kudumbashree units will get the opportunity to implement programmes for providing nutritious food at 82 ITIs and to provide food as per noon meal Programme at 14 ITIs.

Sales of umbrellas worth half crore rupees through 'Orumayk Oru Kuda Akalam' (Umbrellas for Unity) Campaign

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Sales of umbrellas worth half crore rupees has been recorded through 'Orumayk Oru Kuda Akalam' (Umbrellas for Unity) Campaign, which is being implemented for taking the slogan of 'Social Distancing' to the NHGs. As per the campaign started during the month of May, a total of 20,384 umbrellas were sold through 678 CDSs and sales of more than Rs 55 lakhs was recorded.

'Orumayk Oru Kuda Akalam' (Umbrellas for Unity) campaign is being implemented through Kudumbashree's community network. As per this campaign, umbrellas produced by Kudumbashree enterprise units are marketed through Community Development Societies (CDS). Umbrellas were distributed to CDSs according to the orders received and are being sold to the NHG members though CDSs. When the concept of 'Orumayk Oru Kuda Akalam' was introduced,the CDSs came forward showing greater interest.


The umbrellas produced by the umbrella making units under Kudumbashree were collected through district teams and were brought to CDSs. CDSs sold these umbrellas to the NHG members. Four types of umbrellas viz., 3 fold, 2 fold, kids umbrella and gents umbrella were given to CDSs. The NHG members were provided with an option to pay the cost of the umbrella to the CDS in instalments (12 weeks duration). This amount would be handed over to the state mission and the same would be distributed among the respective units.

Through this campaign, support was given to the entrepreneurs engaged in umbrella production and they were assisted to get a good market. Further, through this campaign, Kudumbashree could make the members aware of the significance of maintaining social distancing for containing the spread of coronavirus.

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The umbrellas produced by the umbrella making units under Kudumbashree were collected through district teams and were brought to CDSs. CDSs sold these umbrellas to the NHG members

Kerala Chicken: First sales outlet starts functioning at Ernakulam

Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2020

The first sales outlet of Kerala Chicken under the leadership of Kudumbashree have started functioning at North Paravur of Ernakulam district on 30 June 2020. Shri. A.C Moideen, Minister, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala inaugurated the outlet through video message. The enterprise is started jointly by Smt. Renuka Rajan and Smt. Anaswara, who are the NHG members under Ezhikkara CDS. Five chicken farmers were given day old chicks before 40 days to provide broiler chicken to these outlets. They farmers were provided with day old chicks in such intervals so that continuous supply is ensured in the sales outlet.

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Kudumbashree implemented the Kerala Chicken Programme in different phases. In the first phase, Integration Farming was done associating with Kerala State Poultry Development Corporation (KEPCO). This was the programme in which the 53 farmers from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts were given one day old chicks by KEPCO and they bought back the chicken after 40 days. Following that, Kudumbashree signed a contract with Meat Products of India (MPI) for Integration Farming in Ernakulam and Kottayam districts. The programme of identifying farmers who are doing broiler farming/ interested in maintaining broiler farms were provided with CEF (Community Enterprise Fund). This financial support to farmers was also started parallel. As of now, CEF was provided to 545 farmers.

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The construction of Poultry Processing Plant including Breeder Farm, Poultry Line and Rendering Plant had already been started in Thiruvananthapuram under the banner of a producer company formed by Kudumbashree. These activities were progressing as part of the Kerala Chicken Project. As a next step, Integration Farming (the process in which one day old chicks, medicine and feed would be given and the broiler chicken would be bought back after 40 days) was also started simultaneously under the umbrella of Kudumbashree Broiler Farmers Producer Company. For the last 6 months, 95 broiler farmers were given 4,16,000 chicks in 4 terms, the matured chickens were bought back and were sold in the market.

In addition to the sales outlet started at North Paravur, activities had already been started for opening sales outlets at Thirumarady, Aayavana, Kottappadi and Maradi of Ernakulam district before 15 July. 34 farmers were given one day old chicks for supplying chicken to these outlets. The matured chicks would be bought back and it is expected to bring them for sale when those sales outlets start functioning.Kudumbashree aims at starting 100 Kerala Chicken outlets before September by doing Integration Farming through 124 farmers and 200 outlets before December 2020 by doing Integration Farming through 220 farmers. Kerala Chicken Programme was started envisaging the sustainable change in the broiler chicken market of Kerala.

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Kudumbashree implemented the Kerala Chicken Programme in different phases. In the first phase, Integration Farming was done associating with Kerala State Poultry Development Corporation (KEPCO).