Insurance Coverage for Enterprises and Entrepreneurs through Inspire Insurance: Enroll Now Updated On 2022-11-29

Opportunity to enroll now in Inspire, the insurance plan for Kudumbashree entrepreneurs. Registered with Kudumbashree CDS, Inspire provides insurance/health insurance coverage to enterprises / entrepreneurs by paying 50 percent of the annual premium. This scheme was introduced to protect Kudumbashree enterprises / entrepreneurs from shocks and uncertainties caused by natural calamities, fire, theft etc.

If the enterprise sector is more prone to illness or accidents, the scheme also provides health insurance. All Haritha Karma Sena members and construction unit members can benefit from this scheme. Enrollment can be done through respective CDS or Micro Enterprise Consultants and the deadline is 30 November 2022.

Kudumbashree Kannur District Mission arranges ' Athlos 2022'- Tribal Sports Meet Updated On 2022-11-28

Kudumbashree Kannur District Mission arranged 'Athlos 2022' Tribal Sports Meet at KAP 4th Battalion Ground, Mangattuparambu, Kannur on 20 November 2022. The ground indeed witnessed firefights. History was made when 550 athletes selected from 25 Scheduled Tribes Gram Panchayats of the district battled it out on the ground track and field as part of 'Athlos 2022' in pursuit of greater speed, height and distance. The 'Athlos' sports fair organized by the Kannur District Mission has earned the reputation of being the largest tribal sports fair in Kannur district. The 'Athlos' Sports Meet organized by the Kannur District Mission has earned the reputation of being the largest Tribal Sports Meet in Kannur district.

Organized for the first time as part of the Kudumbashree Scheduled Tribes Sustainable Development Project, 44 competitions were staged in 11 events in junior and senior categories. The Competition was at CDS level. Shri. M.V Govindan Master MLA, Former Local Self-Government Minister inaugurated the Sports Meet. Whereas Dr. V. Sivadasan MP gave away prizes to the winners.

The competitions were organized for boys and girls in the age group of 10 to 23. Ten to 16-year-olds competed in the junior category and 17 to 23-year-olds competed in the senior category. The events were 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 4-100m relay, 800m walk, long jump, high jump, discus throw, javelin throw and shot put.

Aralam Kudumbashree CDS won the overall championship with 60 points, while Kolayad got 47 points and secured second place. The third place was secured by Chittariparamba with 38 points. Rithu Balakrishnan (Chittariparamba CDS) and Aryananda (Kelakam CDS) in the junior category and Arun Raj (Chittariparamba CDS) and Nandana K (Kolayad CDS) in the senior category were the fastest players of the meet. Kudumbashree Kannur District Mission has set a new model by organizing such a sports event for the youth of the tribal region.

Cancer Awareness Campaign of Kudumbashree Wayanad District Mission receives the appreciation of the Health Minister Updated On 2022-11-28

The Cancer Awareness Campaign of Kudumbashree Wayanad District Mission has received the appreciation of the Health Minister of the Government of Kerala. Ms. Veena George, Health Minister, Government of Kerala congratulated Kudumbashree Wayanad District Mission for organizing campaign against cervical cancer and breast cancer. The Minister appreciated the work of Kudumbashree Wayanad District Mission while inaugurating the campaign on 17 November 2022 at Sulthan Batheri, Wayanad. The campaign has been organized with the help of O&G Society.

Kudumbashree's Wayanad Team started such a campaign in the context of increasing incidence of cancer among women in Kerala. Under the leadership of Kudumbashree Gender Resource Centers (GRCs), the campaign aims to spread cancer awareness to maximum number of people and tell them about preventive measures. The message will be delivered to one lakh Kudumbashree families in the district within a period of one month. Classes will be conducted by qualified doctors.

Ms. Elsy Paulose, Deputy Chairperson, Sulthan Bathery Municipality presided over the ceremony. Dr. Omana Madhusoodanan welcomed the gathering on behalf of O&G Society. Sally Thomas, Tom Jose, Lisha Teacher, Shamila Junais, Various Standing Committee Chairpersons of the municipality, K.C. Yohannan, Arif, Councilors and others paid their felicitations. Balasubramanyan, District Mission Co-ordinator, Kudumbashree Wayanad District Mission explained the project. Dr. Sivakumar, Dr. Suma Vishnu, Dr. Kalpana, Dr. Uma Randhir and  Asha Paul, District Programme Manager,  Kudumbashree gave leadership to the programme. 

A rally was also organized from Assumption Junction to Swathanthra Maidan of Sulthan Bathery in connection with the inauguration, in which Kudumbashree members and students of Vinayaka School of Nursing, Assumption School of Nursing, St. Mary's College and Don Bosco College also participated.

Samanwayam Campaign begins Updated On 2022-11-28

Kudumbashree's 'Samanwayam 2022' Campaign has been started for the timely completion of the work to integrate the requirements of the Rural Poverty Alleviation Plan / Urban Poverty Alleviation Plan documents prepared by Kudumbashree with the Annual Plan 2023-24 of the Local Self-Governments.

As part of this, training was organized for the training team members in charge of CDS on 18 November 2022. They will provide training to the CDS Committee. Member Secretary, Plan Clerk, CDS Chairperson, Sub-Committee Conveners and Accountant will sit together and update the Rural/Urban Poverty Alleviation Plans prepared last year. A special CDS meeting was held for the campaign on 23 November 2022 and a special ADS general assembly was held on 25 and 26 November 2022 with the participation of ward members. On 27 November 2022, the CDS draft plans was prepared dividing into 13 topics on the basis of the working group. Thus the campaign activities will continue.

Kudumbashree officials take part in Goal Challenge Campaign for a Drug-Free Kerala Updated On 2022-11-28

Kudumbashree officials took part in Goal Challenge Campaign for a Drug-Free Kerala. The Kudumbashree State Mission employees also took up the enthusiasm of the goal challenge that Kudumbashree conducted on 19 & 20 November 2022 for a drug-free Kerala with the slogan of 'football addiction'. Shri. Jafar Malik IAS, Executive Director, Kudumbashree  inaugurated the 'Goal Challenge' organized  from 11 AM to 12 PM at the Turf in Murinjapalam, Thiruvananthapuram on 19 November 2022. A total of 138 goals were netted by the officials of Kudumbashree State Mission.

As part of the second phase of the anti-drug campaign organized by the state government, 46 lakh members of the three lakh NHGs in the state, Kudumbashree employees, Resource Persons and training team members are all coming as part of the ongoing goal challenge. A penalty shootout competition and a football quiz competition are being organized as part of the goal challenge. The Goal Challenge is organized at the CDS level in association with schools and clubs in the respective area.

Kudumbashree makes a strong presence at the India International Trade Fair Updated On 2022-11-25

Kudumbashree made a strong presence at the 41st India International Trade Fair (IITF) organized at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 14 November 2022 under the aegis of India Trade Promotion Organization and Union Ministry of Rural Development. The commercial stall for marketing the products in the Kerala Pavilion at IITF has two stalls for marketing the various products of NHG members from 14 districts. Also, a special themed stall has also been set up to explain Kudumbashree livelihood activities/enterprise projects based on the theme 'Vocal for Local, Local to Global'. The food court adjacent to the fair also has Kudumbashree Cafe units (Karuna from Kozhikode district and Sree Vigneshwara from Ernakulam district).

IITF also hosts Saras Mela, which is organized by the National Rural Livelihood Mission to promote the best products of rural entrepreneurs across India. Saras Mela has six stalls of Kudumbashree entrepreneurs. Megha, Vandanam, Chamundeshwari, Ushas, Sangeetha and Shree Aambal units from Palakkad, Wayanad, Idukki and Ernakulam districts are participating in Saras Mela. The fair will conclude on 27 November 2022.

'Arivoonjal', the Special Children's Day Special Magazine Released Updated On 2022-11-23

'Arivoonjal', the Special Children's Day Special Magazine has been released. The Children's Day Edition 'Arivoonjal', written and edited by Kudumbashree Balasabha members, was released on 14 November 2022 by Dr. Renu Raj IAS, Ernakulam District Collector and Ms. Rima Kallingal, cine actress. The special edition was launched at the closing ceremony of the State BUDS Festival.


This Special Children's Day Edition includes stories, poems, travelogues, memoirs and interviews. The Editorial Board which consists of Ayush Praveen (Editor), Fatima Anchum, Fatima Sanha P, Gayathri. R, Parvathy M.S, Sania P.S and Shruthimol.P are the ones who bring out this Children's Day Special Magazine.

Kudumbashree Entrepreneurs tickle the taste buds of National Workshop Representatives Updated On 2022-11-23

Kudumbashree Entrepreneurs has indeed tickled the taste buds of  the National Workshop Representatives. The 9 Kudumbashree units, more than 100 people for cooking assistance and 20 AIFRHM (Abedha Institute of Food Research and Hospitality Management) trainers for supervision. The Mar Athanasius Jubilee Memorial Hall, Akaparamp, near Ernakulam CIAL Convention Center, had indeed turned into a culinary hub. They were busy preparing food for about 3000 people who came to participate in the Three-Day National Workshop on 'Localization of Sustainable Development Goals in Gram Panchayats' which was started in CIAL on 14 November 2022.

The cuisine was based on the menu consisting of 'North Indian and South Indian' food dishes according to the taste and interest of those who come from different states of India. On the first day of the National Workshop, a total of 13,000 meals were prepared for five meals including breakfast. Food was prepared for 10,000 people in four meals the second day.

The cooked food is packed and is transported to the venue in three vehicles. There were 85 Kudumbashree members trained by AIFRHM to serve food in CIAL. Paneer Butter Masala, Pulao, Dal, Veg Jalfrezi, Aloo Mutter, Green Salad along with Chicken Roast, Fish Curry, Fish Fry, Mutton Roast, Palada and Dal Payasam were prepared for the lunch. The second day's attraction was dishes like Chicken Chettinad, Dal Makhani, Kerala Parotta, Kappa, Chutney, Kadai Veg Curry and Tribal Special Vanasundari Chicken. Everyone gave 100 out of 100 marks for the food prepared by Kudumbashree units.

Kudumbashree's one unit from Thiruvananthapuram district (Brittana), three units from Ernakulam district (Samrudhi, Yuvashree, Bismi), two units from Kozhikode district (Shreyas, Souparnika) and one unit each from Thrissur, Malappuram and Palakkad districts (Sreemuruga, Cafe, Tribal) were engaged in this catering task.

Thrissur District Team bags the Overall Championship in State BUDS Youth Festival Updated On 2022-11-23

Thrissur District Team has bagged the Overall Championship in State BUDS Youth Festival which was held at CUSAT Campus, Kalamassery, Ernakulam on 13 and 14 November 2022. Thrissur Team bagged the Championship b securing 23 points. More than 300 children have participated in 15 categories. Ernakulam District Team who host the BUDS Youth Festival came in second place by scoring 21 points and the Wayanad district team secured the third position with 19 points.

Shri. Anwar Sadat, MLA presided over the concluding session and Shri. K.N. Unnikrishnan MLA inaugurated the function. The Award to the winners were distributed by Shri. K.N. Unnikrishnan, Shri. Anwar Sadat, Shri. Mathew Kuzhalnadan, Dr. Renu Raj IAS, District Collector, Cine actress Ms. Rima Kallingal, Chief Guest of the function and Ms. Krishnapriya, Chief Finance Officer, Kudumbashree and Shri. Pradeep Kumar, Programme Officer, Kudumbashree.

Anish AC of Kondazhy BUDS School of Thrissur district became the 'Kalaprathibha'. Ms. Rima Kallingal, Cine actress presented the awards to Ms. Sreelakshmi who designed the State BUDS Youth Festival logo and Ms Danny Varghese who suggested the name 'Thakadhimi' and Master Nayan, an Autistic Child Philosopher.

Shri. Ullas Thomas, President, Ernakulam District Panchayath welcomed the participants during the valedictory function. Ms. Seema Kannan, Chairperson, Kalamassery Municipality, Ms. Sangeeta Rajesh, Councilor, Ms Sujatha Velayudhan and Ms. Fathima Muhammed delivered the felicitations. Ms. Preethi. M.B., District Mission Co-ordinator, Kudumbashree Ernakulam District Mission delivered the vote of thanks.

Three-day National Workshop on the Localization of Sustainable Development Goals (LSDGs) in Gram Panchayats held Updated On 2022-11-22

A three-day National Workshop on ‘The Localization of Sustainable Development Goals (LSDGs) in Gram Panchayats through Adopting Thematic Approach of Theme -1: ‘Poverty Free & Enhanced Livelihoods Gram Panchayats’ was held at CIAL Convention Centre, Kochi Kerala from 14-16 November 2022.  Shri Kapil Mureshwar Patil, Minister of State (MoPR), Government of India inaugurated the workshop by lighting the lamp.

Shri M.B. Rajesh, Minister, Department of Local Self - Governments, Government of Kerala delivered the Keynote address. He expressed his gratitude to MoPR for giving the state of Kerala the opportunity to host the National Conference on the localization of SDG. He opinionated that it is a great opportunity for Kerala to share our experience with the delegates from other States and also it's a learning experience which is mutually beneficial. He also mentioned that this conference is having a wider agenda to discuss the possibility of localization of SDGs in 9 themes. Grama Panchayats’ discussion aims to create awareness on the National level importance of addressing the issues of marginalization. Also the discussions should focus on the inclusion and access to basic services and also social security and protection system through Grama Panchayats. 

Panel Discussions were held on topics such as Addressing Marginalisation – Inclusion and Multi-Dimensional Poverty, Realizing the potential of SHGs for Income Enhancement and Community Development, The Role of Panchayats in Addressing Income Poverty, Safety Net for Social, Economic and Environmental Protection through Panchayats, Best Practices on Poverty-Free and Enhanced Livelihood GPs from the State of Kerala and The Way Forward.

Smt. Sarada G. Muraleedharan, Additional Chief Secretary Government of Kerala delivered the Welcome Address. Shri. Kapil Mureshwar Patil released the video of compendium by clicking the remote. More than 350 videos were prepared on the topic localization of SDG in various themes such as poverty free and enhanced livelihood village, healthy village, child friendly village, water sufficient village, clean and green villages, self-sufficient infrastructure, socially secured village, good governance village, engendered village etc.

Shri V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State of External Affairs, Government of India, Shri M. B. Rajesh, Minister, Department of Local Self-Government, Government of Kerala, Smt. Sarada G. Muraleedharan, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala, Shri. Nagendranath Sinha, Secretary MoRD, Government of India, Shri. Sunil Kumar, Secretary, MoPR, Government of India, Dr. Sharmila Mary Joseph, Principal Secretary, Department of Local Self-Government, Government of Kerala was present at the function.