Kudmbashree women complete the construction of Life Mission House at Ernakulam Updated On 2018-10-12
Kudmbashree women from Angamaly completed the construction of Life Mission House at Manjapra Grama Panchayath, Ernakulam. It is within 53 days that the Kudumbashree women completed the construction of the 420 sq ft terraced house. Smt. Devaki, a widow from Manjapra Panchayath is the beneficiary of the house. The construction of the house was started on 6 June 2018 and was finished on 8 October 2018. It's amidst the unprecedented floods and the calamities that the women completed the construction of the house. Eksath Training Agency from Alappuzha is entrusted for extending the construction training at Ernakulam. The construction for Life Mission and the construction training for the women together are clubbed together to reduce the cost of construction. On the Job Training style is implemented here. It is the sheer hard work of 28 Kudumbashree women of 3 construction units which resulted in the completion of the house within 53 days. The construction of 12 Life Mission houses are also progressing in Ernakulam District in the same manner.
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.