7071 people’s representatives to local bodies from Kudumbashree! Updated On 2020-12-22
When the local body election procedures came to an end, Kudumbashree has secured the greatest success. Out of the 16,965 Kudumbashree members contested in the local body elections, 7071 of them were selected as people's representatives. It is a great achievement for Kudumbashree that, out of the entire set of people's representatives, about 1/3rd are Kudumbashree members! This could be considered as the epitome of Women Empowerment.
The experience attained by working along with the public for longer periods, the skill to identify and resolve the issues of the public (especially that of women), the experience earned by providing leadership to the various programmes of Kudumbashree (implemented in convergence with the LSGIs), the trainings received in connection with the same and the experience thus gained about working with the Government etc. would have contributed to the participation of Kudumbashree members in local body elections. This resulted in huge opportunities for them as well. The public support, leadership, experience, practical knowledge, confidence gained through social activities and willingness for selfless service they have attained through Kudumbashree will help them in their activities as elected representatives.
The details of those competed in the local body elections with the number of winners are given below (In the order of the District, number of Kudumbashree members who competed and number of members who won elections)
1. Thiruvananthapuram- 1415- 547
2. Kollam-1607- 551
3. Pathanamthitta- 889- 333
4. Alappuzha-1668- 609
5. Kottayam-1279- 457
6. Idukki- 733- 381
7. Ernakulam-1918- 656
8. Thrissur-815- 537
9. Palakkad-1617- 654
10. Malappuram- 1429- 678
11. Kozhikode-1676- 694
12. Wayanad-382- 228
13. Kannur- 1266- 602
14. Kasaragod- 171- 144
Total- 16,865- 7071
All the 21,865* elected members have sworn in as members/ counsellors of the local bodies in the state. It is expected that these elected representatives will be able to ensure local economic development in the best possible manner by making use of the experience attained by working along with the public.
*As per www.trend.kerala.gov.in