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Work Order worth Rs 1.5 Crore received from Lottery Department Updated On 2017-08-16 17:45:54

Kudumbashree received work order of 1.5 crore from lottery department for stitching uniform for the members of the Kerala State Lottery Agents & Sellers Welfare Fund Board. As per the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Shri. S Harikishore, Executive Director of Kudumbashree and Shri. S. Karthikeyan, Chief Executive Officer of Kerala State Lottery Agents & Sellers Welfare Fund Board, Kudumbashree will stitch 50,000 uniforms at a rate of Rs 300 per Uniform. 
The 17 apparel units working under Kudumbashree would be benefitted out of this association. Kudumbashree had already been stitching uniforms for Kochi Metro, Karunya Pharmacy and Hantex. Except for Hantex, the cloth for stitching uniforms is procured by Kudumbashree itself. Kudumbashree apparel units are getting more work orders, because of the timely execution of the received work orders. And from now onwards, Lottery Agents & sellers of Kerala would be seen in uniforms stitched by Kudumbashree.

Kudumbashree Products to be served at the ‘Onasadya’ of KTDC Hotels Updated On 2017-08-14 16:31:35

Kudumbashree Products will be served at the Onasadya of KTDC Hotels. Kudumbashree and KTDC are looking forward into their first convergence programme to be initiated during this Onam season. The different Micro Enterprises in the state will be benefited out of this association. The Banana cultivated by the Joint Liability Groups (JLG) of Kudumbashree will be used for preparing banana chips & sarkaravaratty. It is expected that this association will give a new life to the Marketing of Kudumbashree Products. As per the order, Kudumbashree will deliver 95 Kg of Banana Chips and 95 Kg of Sarkaravaratty to the selected hotels in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur and Malappuram. The Banana Chips & Sarkaravaratty will be served at a rate of Rs 354 & Rs 400 respectively. Kudumbashree also plans to deliver ethnic products to KTDC not only during onam season but also on special days. By this association, the guests from foreign countries staying at KTDC Hotels will also get opportunity to taste Kerala’s traditional products made by Kudumbashree members.

Kudumbashree to cover 1 Million Members through mKRISHI App Updated On 2017-08-14 16:31:26

Kudumbashree hopes to cover 1 million members in six months through mKRISHI App. The solution for difficulties in communication between mission and members was developed by Tata Consultancy Services.
This app is a modified version of mKRISHI App developed by TCS for farming community. The complete development customisation and back end support is provided by TCS as part of their CSR activities, making it completely free for Kudumbashree. This app works on all Android mobiles and allows messages to be communicated in Malayalam language directly to the members. This app will create a direct and quick communication channel for the members with the mission staff.

The mKRISHI initiative offers personalised and integrated services in local languages to farmers on their mobile phones. The service aims to enable farmers in remote areas to connect to their stakeholders, access good quality agricultural inputs, find advice on farming practices, and get information on market prices, weather and other information that can help in planning and boosting yields.

mKRISHI App aims to connect illiterate, semi illiterate, and literate farmers from remote villages to be an expert in their districts for seeking personalised advice. This represents a big step forward that goes beyond the delivery of price and market information via mobile phones.

Kudumbashree to facilitate Village Fieldwork Segment for the Students of IRMA Updated On 2017-08-14 16:31:16

Kudumbashree is to join hands with the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujarat in facilitating Village Fieldwork Segment of their two years Post Graduate Programme in Rural Management. The Institute of Rural Management Anand is India`s leading school in rural management committed to act as the catalyst and facilitator of rural prosperity, who educates those inspired to work with organisations serving the rural sector and engaging directly with rural communities. The students of IRMA will spend 7 weeks continuously in a village in Kerala. During their stay the students will get an opportunity to observe and experience village life and engage in exploring the lives and livelihoods of village residents. They will also be able to explore their hopes, aspirations, potential for change and the various constraints they face. Students from different parts of the country will get the opportunity to learn in detail about the livelihood of the villagers and the notable interventions made by Kudumbashree in the state.

New Workforce for Kudumbashree Updated On 2017-08-14 16:30:58

Kudumbashree is equipped to make new remarkable interventions for the betterment of the livelihood of the common people in the state. A new team of experienced professionals from various sectors joined Kudumbashree Mission. The newly joined Professionals will be working at the state mission and district mission to make sure that the projects designed and implemented for the social and economic empowerment of women are reaching out to the grass root level. Around 200 professionals from various sectors were appointed in various schemes of Kudumbashree Mission. A Two day Residential Orientation programme was also conducted for the newly joined team to understand the different programmes of Kudumbashree Mission.

Gothra Parliament of Tribal Students set a unique model Updated On 2017-08-14 11:57:15

The 'Gothra Parliament ' organised by Kudumbashree to study the issues faced by the tribal students in the state set a unique model.The parliament arranged to study in detail, the issues faced by the students from the tribal areas was conducted at the Old Legislative Assembly Hall on 9 August 2017. Selected 192 Students from Attappady took part in the programme. Stop the discrimination that the tribal students face, arrange higher education, construct toilets in schools, promote ethnic food in the 'Anganvadis', support those children who lost their parents in continuing their education, increase the participation of the tribal students in state youth festivals and sports meets were the issues discussed at the 'Gothra Parliament'.

The issues put forward by the students would be compiled and the reports would be sent to the concerned departments. As a follow-up, Bala Adalats would also be arranged.
On attending the 'Gothra Parliament' Shri. C. Raveendranath, Hon. Minister for Education, Government of Kerala said that priority would be given for constructing hostels for tribal girl students in the state. He added that libraries would also be set up for the tribal students.The ' Gothra Parliament ' was conducted under the leadership of Shri. S. Harikishore, Executive Director, Kudumbashree Mission.

2000 Pre Onam markets Updated On 2017-08-17 12:22:22

Kudumbashree endeavors to create village level vegetable markets to provide remunerative prices to farmers and good quality, farm fresh, pesticide free products to the consumers. 2000 village level markets have planned in the month of August, through which more than 4000 tons of vegetable cultivated by the members of Kudumbashree would be sold directly to the consumers. Please visit the following link to know the venues and dates

Kudumbashree Pre Onam Markets - Aug 07 to 16

Kudumbashree Pre Onam Markets - Aug 17 onwards

Sensitisation Programme on "Good Construction Practices including Emerging Technologies for Housing" Updated On 2017-08-14 16:30:35

Sensitisation Programme on "Good Construction Practices including Emerging Technologies for Housing" held at Hotel Apollo Dimora on 03 August 2017. The workshop was organised jointly by Kudumbashree and Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council of India. Hon'ble Minister for LSGD Dr. K.T.Jaleel inaugurated the workshop. Dr.Shailesh Kr.Agrawal, Executive Director, BMTPC presided over the function. Shri. S.Harikishore I.A.S and Dr.Adeela Abdulla I.A.S participated in the function. Shri.Binu Francis delivered the vote of thanks. Policymakers, Key officials, Engineers and  Secretaries of urban local bodies participated in the workshops.16 innovative construction technologies were introduced in the meeting.

DDU-GKY 2.0 – Signing of MoU with Project Implementing Agencies (PIA) Updated On 2017-08-14 16:30:25

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is a placement linked skill development scheme for rural youth. In Kerala, Kudumbashree is the nodal agency for implementing DDU-GKY Program. At present DDU-GKY has empanelled 34 agencies providing training in 32 different trades such as Dental Ceramic Technician, Banking Correspondent, Accountants (Tally), BPO, Hospitality, Retail etc. The aim is to provide skill training to 52,000 youth before 2019. Of this 18,000 candidates are trained State Level Coordination committee (SLCC) empowered to empanel Project Implementing Agencies for skill training, approved the proposal for 22 new Project Implementing Agencies, awarding a target of 17,786 candidates

Convergence workshop for LSGs and Kudumbashree started Updated On 2017-08-14 16:30:22

Samanwayam 2017, the two day residential workshop for Panchayath Presidents, Welfare Standing Committee Chair Person/ Chairman, CDS Chair Person and Member Secretary were conducted by Kudumbashree. In  Kannur, the workshop was conducted on 25-26 July at Yamunatheeram, Payyanur. In Kollam, the workshop took place on 27-28 July at Christhu Jyothi Animation Centre, Kottiyam.