204 new Kudumbashree Construction Teams getting ready Updated On 2018-07-12
A total of 204 construction teams are getting ready to rephrase the history by undertaking the works in construction sector. A total of 204 new Kudumbashree construction groups are identified across the state. This is in addition to the 70 Kudumbashree trained groups in the state. So, altogether it makes 274. Out of 204 new teams, training in house construction have been started for 63 teams, and it will be started in a couple of weeks for the remaining teams. The team is undergoing training by constructing one house of a LIFE mission beneficiary. 29 such houses are being constructed as a part of training of the 63 groups, and construction of about 70 houses will be undertaken when the training for all 204 group commences. The construction of one house of the same kind was completed within record time of 40 days. Out of the 204 groups identified, 9 are urban groups and 195 are rural groups.
It was on anticipating the huge shortage of labour force in the near future because of various determined Government campaigns of mass housing,that training was extended to women in construction sector. So that groups of micro contractors could be formed, who can take up the construction of houses of poor and needy, in addition to taking up of bigger projects. As a part of LIFE mission more than 2.5 lakh houses are being constructed in the state in this financial year. This provides huge employment opportunity for women construction groups. Further, once the construction groups completes 3/4 houses, it is aimed to upgrade them to become micro contractors for taking up various works of local self governments. Training is given by taking up the construction of the beneficiaries of various government schemes like PMAY(U), LIFE etc.
Accredited agenicies like State Nirmithi Kendra, District Nirmithi Kendra, Maithri, Habitat, Thrissur Labour Contracting Society, Pinarayi Industrial Cooperative Society, Kerala State Housing Board, Kerala State Construction Corporation, Costford, Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society, Kitco, Eksath etc are extending construction training to the identified groups in the respective districts under the leadership of the the District Mission Coordinators. Training on construction activities for Kudumbashree members aims to extend skill training for women in various trades in the construction industry for enhancing the skill of the women in construction related activities such that a sustainable income is generated.