Minister of Local Government of Kerala, MV Govindan – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Exceeding the target of creating 5,000 jobs through Kudumbashree’s various livelihood programs, the government claims to have created more than 10,000 jobs in the self-employment and daily wage sector through various Kudumbashree initiatives under of its ongoing 100-day program.

Local Government Minister MV Govindan said it was a great achievement that the government was able to exceed its target. Kudumbashree was able to create 592 jobs through the National Urban Livelihood Mission, 110 through the Startup Village Entrepreneurship Program, 5,622 through micro-enterprises, 592 through livestock programs, and 261 through value-added agricultural products.

Through the Pravasi Bhadratha project, interest-free loans were provided to create 2,824 jobs for NRKs who had returned to the state. Under this scheme, a maximum of Rs 2 lakh has been granted as a loan to each beneficiary. The program, aimed at generating 1,000 business ventures for NRK, was able to help 1,719 businesses.

Kudumbashree has also been able to equip 2,678 young people to gain daily wage employment by providing them with vocational training through the Yuva Keralam and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana projects.

According to the minister, a 1 lakh entrepreneur identification project will also be launched soon in association with local bodies. Another project to provide jobs for 20 lakh people in association with K-DISC was also progressing at a rapid pace, the minister said.

Reiterating the government’s commitment to solving the unemployment problems plaguing the state, the minister distributed certificates and statuettes to people who got jobs through projects like Yuva Keralam and to those who started businesses businesses using loans from the Pravasi Bhadratha program.

Panchayat District Chairman Dr Suresh presided over the ceremony. Kudumbashree Executive Director Sreevidya PI, Kasaragod District Panchayat Chairman Baby Balakrishnan and Kudumbashree Chief Operating Officer Sreekanth AS were among those who spoke at the event.

Opportunities in Kudumbashree

  • 5,622 jobs via micro-enterprises

  • 2,824 through the Pravasi Bhadratha project

  • 2,678 through vocational training under the Yuva Keralam and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana projects

  • 592 via the National Urban Livelihoods Mission

  • 592 via breeding programs

  • 261 through value-added agricultural products

  • 110 through the Startup Village entrepreneurship program

Teresa R. Cabrera

The author Teresa R. Cabrera