KALPETTA: The Kudumbashree Mission will be roped in to oversee the implementation of the various tribal housing schemes, Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes and Youth Affairs P K Jayalakshmi has said.
Speaking after inaugurating the celebrations in connection with the 16th anniversary of the Kudumbashree here the other day, the minister said that the self-help group’s expertise in community development would be utilised to end the rampant irregularities in the execution of tribal housing projects.“The Kudumbashree Mission’s role in poverty eradication, particularly among rural communities, is commendable.
“The group has witnessed a steady growth over the past 16 years, empowering women from all sections of society. It is a role model for other states,” said the minister.
According to her, the Mission had played a pivotal role in the successful implementation of the 100-day state-level action plan, aimed at addressing the backwardness of the Paniya tribal community. The `148-crore initiative, taken up by the Kudumbashree Mission and the Scheduled Tribe Development Department, was implemented with the assistance of various government departments and under the supervision of the three-tier local administrative bodies.
“Many of the Kudumbashree concepts that started out at a smaller scale were successful.
Now it is time for the Kudumbashree to set much bigger and larger goals. The Mission should not be apprehensive about taking up bigger projects to generate employment by promoting sustainable entrepreneurship,” the minister said, adding that she was obliged to the Kudumbashree Mission for helping her gain administrative skills before she became an elected representative.
M I Shanavas MP inaugurated the various schemes proposed by Kudumbashree. The MP said he would extend all support to innovative projects such as readymade apparel parks.
He also launched the distribution of subsidies under the Swarna Jayanti Swarozgar Yojana.