Kudumbashree rescues all Micro Entrepreneurs who came for Saras Fair Updated On 2018-08-21
Kudumbashree rescued all Micro Entrepreneurs who came for Saras Fair. More than 500 rural entrepreneurs from 29 states and 7 union territories had came for attending the Saras Fair which was planned to be held at Chengannur from 14-23 August 2018. The accomodation for them were arranged at the hotels at Pandalam and Chengannur. But the unprecedented rain at Kerala turned everything upside down. The hotels they stayed were drowned and they were rescued and moved to the relief camp at Kanichukulangara. 130 people including 75 catering unit entrepreneurs from other states were taken to the relief camps set up at Mar Ivanious College and All Saints College, Thiruvananthapuram.
The process of contacting their respective states is going on. Necessary arrangements are also being made for sending them back to their places on war footing basis. Kudumbashree Mission had arranged accommodation, food and clothes for the rescued women. The entrepreneurs from Kerala are at the relief camp set up at Kanichukulangara, Cherthala. As per the primary statistics, loss of Rs 7 crore has been estimated. Necessary arrangements are also being done for giving enough compensation for all the micro entrepreneurs who lost their products.