Received RFP for Nutritional Supplements for Jhbua Area
Child Fund India (NGO) located in Madhya Pradesh has requested to supply 4050 Kg of Nutrimix for their "Sustainable Nutrition Education and Health" programme which aim to address child malnutrition of SAM children. This order is a recognition for Kudumbashree Micro Enterprises sector especially Nutrimix project.
Received Ajasree Trademark
Ajasree goat manure unit is considered as the first organic goat manure production unit in Kerala. This project started as a joint venture between District Mission Kannur and District Panchayath. This unit started functioning during 2012 at Thillankeri Panchayath. On 15-06-2014, this unit received the trade mark registration under Kudumbashree initiative under the brand name Ajasree
Introduction of interest subsidy scheme for ME units
Like other centrally sponsored schemes Interest subsidy scheme introduced for Micro Enterprises instead of Capital subsidy which eventually help to identify potential entrepreneurs and to make enterprise viable
Jan Ahar is an example for effective convergence, here Kudumbashree associated with Southern Railway to run the vegetarian canteen in Chenagannur Railway station. Amrithashree cafe group having 10 members are engaged in enterprise activity
7 Cafe kiosks positioned to tap the business associated with Sabarimala season. The places where the kiosks were positioned are Thiruvalla, Pandalam, Pathanamthitta Gov Hospital, Vadasherikkara, Ranni pazhavangadi, Pandalam Thekkekkara, Perunad
Grading of Nutrimix units by implementing Rating scale
The Nutrimix units are working as Micro enterprises in separate facilities. Kudumbashree provides timely assistance for upgrading their quality parameters. The production protocol is formulated by CPCRI, Kasaragod and proper training is imparted to each and every unit to follow the prescribed standards. District and State level capacity building programmes are conducted periodically in which all the areas are addressed such as management, Accounts, Tax, food and safety, value addition etc. All the units are instructed to follow the Standard Operating Procedures. There is a joint inspection team in every district to monitor and evaluate the functioning of the units.For fine tuning the activities further and for continuous improvement and quality assurance, Kudumabshree is introducing rating scale.
Rate revision of Amrutham Nutrimix
Kudumabshree Amrutham Nutrimix units are engaged in the production and supply of weaning food to children in the age of 6 months to 3 years. Currently, each child is provided with 3.5 kg of Amrutham Nutrimix a month, at the rate of 135 grams per day for 25 days. Kudumbashree units supply Nutrimix to 32,922 Anganwadies in the State. In 2011, the rate of Nutrimix was revised to Rs. 56/- per Kg from Rs. 40/-. In 2016, the units requested that price revision is inevitable as it is difficult to cope up with the continuous price hike of raw materials. In 2016 December the rate was revised to Rs. 70/ kg.
Kudumbashree Apparel units are stitching the uniforms for DDU-GKY Programme
The convergence model in which Kudumbashree Apparel units earn income by stitching the uniforms for DDU-GKY was tried out in Kerala. At present 5 PIA s has placed orders for Uniforms and Bags. T shirts, Salwars, Bags, Caps etc are supplied through Kudumbashree Apparel units.
Kudumbashree IT units started the data entry of LIFE SURVEY
Kudumbashree IT units are given data entry of 15 lakh survey forms. At present there are 63 IT Units in Kudumbashree. The data entry work started on 22nd February 2017. About 1000 Data entry operators are working in 3 Shifts to complete the data entry.