Nirakkoott: Painting Units from Kudumbashree Updated On 2018-03-27
Following the success attained in forming the women's construction groups, Kudumbashree is coming up with women's painting groups.The ' Nirakkoot' painting group formed in Ernakulam district are attracting the attention of public by excelling in their new job sector. The painting group which was started 2 years back had already completed painting works of more than 20 apartments and had earned around Rs 25 lakhs. Berger Paints had associated with Kudumbashree Mission in imparting the training for the women.
The women started the painting units with the confidence gained in the success of construction units and hollow bricks making units. The districts are finding out the NHG women who are interested in joining the programme. As per this, new beneficiaries had been identified from Kottayam. Training has also been given to them. The painting units may get work not only from private organisations and individuals but also from government departments as well.
As part of the upcoming LIFE programme, about 2.5 lakh houses would be built all across the state. Once the construction of these houses would be complete, Kudumbashree is looking forward to make use of the job opportunities that would arise in connection with the painting of those houses. Kudumbashree will also ensure the convergence with other departments for ensuring job and income for them. Along with the loan and subsidy, innovation fund will also be given to the women. Kudumbashree is planning to extend the programme to all districts.
The programme was initiated by the Ernakulam District Mission. Those who were interested in painting buildings were selected through interviews from NHGs. And the 10 women selected from Vazhakkulam and Vengola were 2 months training. Five women those who had shown interest in forming a micro enterprise were selected from within them and ' Nirakkoott' Micro Enterprise was formed. Each unit member is earning about Rs 1000 a day. The members themselves take measurements and take quotations while taking up the works . Only during taking up the works of multi storied buildings that they get the help of experts in the sector.