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Micro Enterprise promotion and development is one of the significant strategies of Kudumbashree Mission to facilitate economic empowerment of the poor. The Mission developed specific strategies analyzing the requirements of enterprises. This constitutes trainings, partial financial support marketing support and hand holding support to the enterprises. These kinds of supports are applicable for both existing micro enterprises and new ones.



The Mission gives priority on the concept of Local Economic Development (LED) – local production, catering to local consumption to increase the economic activity within the local areas for micro enterprise development. In order to facilitate this concept we ensure the involvement of the community and LSGs to analyze the market demand and the development of products and services accordingly.  


Enterprise Mapping & Monthly Turnover

The role of micro enterprises in rural development and women empowerment is widely recognised the world over, Kudumbashree views ME as an opportunity for providing gainful employment to the people and thereby improving their income and living standards. As per the data more than 15000 non-farm based micro enterprises are spread across the state. In this context it is important to Geo-tag and Map these micro enterprises to help people get a lot of specific information. The mission is planned to develop a mobile application software and website within few months. And now 15 variety enterprises have identified, listed and mapped with Google map. Apart from that effective cash flow management (Income, Expenditure and Profit) is critical when calculating the growth of each Micro enterprise. For that purpose, a monthly turnover page had been created and district mission can update monthly financial details in every month.


Rural Micro Enterprise scheme (RME Scheme)

Through this scheme only women micro enterprises groups will be supported with the capital subsidy of Rs. 10000 per member or 50% of total project cost which ever is less. The number of members in this group is 5 -10. Individual micro enterprise units are eligible to get a subsidy of Rs.7500/- or 30% of the total project cost which ever is less.


Yuvashree group consists of both men and women in the age group 18-45 years. This is an initiative of Kudumbashree mission to provide work to the unemployed youth who are below poverty line. These people are given the freedom to start an enterprise in which they are interested and Kudumbashree supports them just like how it supports the other enterprises run by women. Here the subsidy norms for individual and group enterprises are same as that of RME scheme.

Financial Assistance Services

Analyzing the specific financial requirements, the Mission provides financial assistance to the entrepreneurs as and when required.

Subsidy support: Individual enterprises are given Rs.7500/- as subsidy or 1/3rd of the total project cost whichever is less. Group enterprises are given a subsidy of Rs. 10,000/- per member or 50% of the total project cost whichever is less.

Revolving fund: Revolving fund is meant for meeting urgent requirement of working capital. Enterprises are eligible for revolving fund after completing 6 months of operation. 15% of the total project cost subject to a maximum of Rs.35,000/- per group is admissible RF.

Innovation Fund: Innovation fund was initiated for supporting innovative micro enterprise. The main objective is to cover initial risk. The maximum amount eligible should not exceed 50% of total project cost including subsidy plus innovation fund. Suitable innovative micro enterprise projects will be identified by Micro enterprise teams in Districts based on the opportunity and then submit proposals to the Head Office for approval.

Technology Fund: Technology fund is planned to procure advanced and innovative technologies for setting up micro enterprises under Kudumbashree. The cost of technology includes the cost to develop a new technology, purchase of a technology from research organization, laboratory, and individuals, NGOs etc. Project proposals for the procurement or development of technology for micro enterprises are drafted by the District Missions and are scrutinized and approved by a screening committee constituted for the purpose at State level.40% of the project cost (except the cost of land and building ) subject to a limit of Rs.30,000/- per family or 3,00,000/-

Technology upgradation fund: Technology upgradation fund is provided for updating the technology already acquired by the MEs. The eligible amount is Rs.35,000/- per person subject to a maximum of Rs.3,50,000/-.

Second Dose Assistance to ME: This is a special assistance programme to help units which have fallen on hard times to revive and develop strategies to become viable again. This assistance is applicable for units which are interested for diversification. Eligible subsidy under second dose for a group is 40% of the total project cost or Rs.3,00,000/-

Crisis Management Fund: Crisis management fund is meant for responding to an unpredictable negative event to prevent it from escalating into an even bigger problem related to Micro enterprise activities of Kudumbashree. Kudumbashree adopts a four pronged approach towards crisis management:

1. Anticipate potential crisis situations and prepare for them
2. Provide accurate information during a crisis
3. React as quickly as possible to the situation
4. Long-term solutions

Here proposals were verified and forwarded by the District Mission and are approved by a screening committee constituted for the purpose at State level. The maximum amount which can be disbursed as CMF is Rs.3,00,000/-

Related Downloads
Download Crisis Management Fund Guidelines
Download Second Dose Assistance to ME Guidelines
Download Technology Upgradation Fund Guidelines
Training support services

General Orientation Training (GOT): GOT provides a general orientation about various livelihood opportunities available in the locality with specific focus on the support provided by various agencies and departments for setting up enterprises and livelihood development. The training will provide broad information on various livelihood programmes of Kudumbashree Mission. The expected outcome is to help the women/ youth identify the employment opportunity based on their skill & interest.

Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP): EDP is given to persons who opts entrepreneurship as a means of livelihood, which is done over three to five days by trained resource persons or specialized training agencies. They cover sessions to develop basic entrepreneurial skills of the participants.

Project planning and skill training: Persons completing EDP are formed into groups in the case of group enterprises and based on the sector in which the business is planned, appropriate skill development training is conducted by specialized and accredited training agencies.

Performance Improvement Programme (PIP): Training programmes that are aimed at improving the capabilities of entrepreneurs in various areas of enterprises are being offered. These include technical, operational, marketing related and general management training programmes.

Accounting training: Entrepreneurs are being provided training to help them improve the accounting and book-keeping of their enterprises.

Micro Enterprise Consultants (MECs)

It was identified by the mission team that there must be a local expert support mechanism for strengthening and handholding enterprises and it was not feasible to have professionals from outside placed for this purpose. This lead to the development of an institutionalized support mechanism called Micro Enterprise Consultants (MECs).

MECs were men and women graduates identified by the CDS from among Kudumbashree families who were provided adequate trainings by the Mission. Over the years, MECs have been equipped with wide range of capacity building inputs by the Mission for disseminating business plan preparation, business counseling and marketing support to needy entrepreneurs.

Details of Consortiums
Amrutham Nutrimix Consortium
Producer Companies
Details of Producer Companies
Monthly Markets

Kudumbashree took its first step in marketing by facilitating monthly markets at the district level. Fixed venue, date and infrastructure facilities were provided to CDS for the markets. The support of LSGs ensured in the conduct of the fairs. Monthly markets became functional on 2 October 2007.

Monthly markets provide a new platform for Kudumbashree to develop a brand image in the minds of the public. The demand for more markets, increase in the number of market days, the demand for product in remote areas led the Mission to expand the market in municipal, block, taluk-level fairs to Panchayat-levels. In several LSGs, the monthly markets eventually became weekly markets and wherever LSG has come to provide permanent space, they have become daily shops.


As part of brand building, Kudumbashree participates in national and international festivals. India International Trade Fair is one event Kudumbashree participates.

State Trade Fair

Kudumbashree as part of brand image creation and to promote state wide products conducts special trade fairs, food fests and cultural fests featuring Kerala’s cuisine, art forms and various products made by Kudumbashree women.

Home shop

It is a process of marketing products made by Kudumbashree beneficiaries to the local community through the support of CBOs in the local community. The distribution system or the marketing groups are managed by a professional management team. Thus three systems - production, marketing and management - work in close coordination.

Sales and marketing enterprises (SME)

To promote marketing of Kudumbashree products the Mission initiated the SME concept where women or youth who has an aptitude for selling can start a marketing enterprise group.

Retail Shops

The retail shops are proposed to be set up with the help and support of LSGIs. If space is provided by LSGs then Kudumbashree will provide financial support for working capital and for designing and developing interiors. Monitoring will be done by the concerned LSGs and CDSs. Outlets are being started functional in Ettumanoor CDS of Kottayam district and Cheruthazham CDS of Kannur district

Food Fests

Promotion of canteen and catering units and ethnic delicacies enabled the Mission to start food fests in association with leading newspapers and other departments across the state. The ethnic delicacies across Kerala are brought on a single platform so that customers can taste and understand the various cuisines familiar in each locality in the districts.


Kudumbashree’s present marketing channels includes monthly market, fairs, homeshops and retails outlets.The products which have already shown a regular demand among customers and are ethnic and unique in some districts are suggested to be considered as premium products. The main objectives behind branding demaned products are adding more marketing segments especially high end markets for these selected products.

As a first stage, 10 products from various sectors are selected and planned to fine tune to compete with established brands. Work is in progress including certification of the products.

Going forward, more products and services can be added to the premium sectors considering the USP. Parallel market research and analysis will ensure that the ever-changing demands of the market are accounted by the micro-enterprises making them more sustainable in long run.

The uniqueness of Kudumbashree’s marketing sector is that equal importance should be given to all type of microenterprises as the beneficiaries ranges from a home stead activity to consortium model. Considering the range of the Micro Enterprise feasible strategy is adopted.


Related Downloads
Kudumbashree Districtwise Onam Fair Details-2016
Kudumbashree Categorywise Onam Sales Details-2016
Kudumbashree Agriculture Sales Details-2016
Special Enterprises

There are special enterprises that have been specifically sponsored and developed by the Kudumbashree Mission

Some special micro enterprises are listed below,

Santhwanam: Santhwanam is a major intervention of Kudumbashree in the Health sector. With lifestyle diseases on the rise, a visit to hospitals and clinics for periodical check ups has become common among the poor as well as the elite. This prompted Kudumbashree to think of an alternative and thus Santhwanam project became part of Kudumbashree livelihood programmes.

Santhwanam is a collaborative effort of Kudumbashree, Health Action by People (HAP) and the State Bank of India (SBI). Women from Kudumbashree families having a plus-two education or graduation in science are selected for enterprises. They are given seven days of intensive training on technical inputs and personality development by HAP, an NGO headed by a group of committed doctors. The entrepreneurs are trained in checking the height, body weight, body mass index, cancer detection, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol of people they visit at home to check on their diseases. The medical equipments and strips required for the check ups are supplied by HAP.

Kudumbashree imparts performance improvement training to these people after every six months of functioning. The Santhwanam groups also take part in fairs and festivals, where they get plenty of patients to carry out check ups on and earn a good income. This is in addition to the regular house visits they undertake for periodic check ups. The main benefit of this scheme is that the periodic check ups give individuals a warning about their state of health so that they can go to a hospital in time for further treatment if necessary.

Amrutham Food Supplement: Nutritional food supplement provided through the 33000 anganwadi of the State to children in the age group of 6 months to 3 years.

Cafe Kudumbashree:Cafe Kudumbashree is a sub brand of Kudumbashree in the hospitality sector. More than 1000 units serving ethnic delicacies are functioning across the state. Café Kudumbashree specializes in ethnic Kerala cuisine, prepared by women from various cultures, traditions and customs. Arguably, this is the only brand that brings together the diversity of ethnic Kerala cuisine under one roof. Over the years, Cafe Kudumbashree has established itself as a strong brand in the restaurant sector, through a series of food festivals, catering orders and also by running canteens.

Kudumbashree Travels:Concern about the safe travel of women and children especially at odd timings led the Mission to think of an innovative enterprise- the Kudumbashree Travels. The women taxi service piloted in Thiruvananthapuram the State capital was expanded to almost all the districts. Call centre, GPS monitoring system, web enabled services and other features associated with a professional taxi services have been provided by Kudumbashree travels. Specific design & colour combination along with the Kudumbashree logo makes the vehicle easily identifiable. The project is implemented in the urban areas though women from rural areas too can become part of the service.

Kudumbashree Wellness Centers:Kudumbashree wellness centers evolved as an outcome of Santwanam programme. Women who do not have the facility to exercise, or to find time for their health care are encouraged to visit wellness centers run by Kudumbashree women. Modern equipments, classes on health habits, cookery classes are conducted as part of this initiative. The project is implemented in urban areas.

Kudumbashree Women Construction Teams:The concept is developed and designed with the support of HUDCO. Women having civil engineering background are trained as consultants, diploma/ITI holders in civil engineering are provided site supervision training & unskilled/semi skilled women labourers (masons) are given skill up gradation training in construction techniques. The training module is developed by Laurie Baker Center for Habitat Studies and training is provided by KITCO, Kochi, & Archana Women’s Center, Kottayam. The objective is to upgrade, diversify and certify the skills of labourers in new technologies and emerging standards in the construction industry, as a pilot, the project is implemented in Ernakulam and based on its success, will be replicated in cities.

Training Groups:

An enterprise of training specialists from the community network of Kudumbashree.(EKSAT and TRISAT)

KAASS: Kudumbashree Accounts & Audit Service Society; a home grown enterprise to ensure proper account keeping in the community network.



A collective is a group of people/ entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together to achieve a common objective. The Collectives under Kudumbashree focus upon an economic benefit and saving. The units under Kudumbashree collective are not registered into societies or producer companies. The collective aims to reduce costs while maintaining healthy rewards for participating units. This is accomplished by eliminating the operating costs that are needed to support levels of management. In Kudumbashree the units under collectives do business functions as a partnership of individual, recognizing them as equals.

The approach is to set Common Facility Centers and Clusters under Collectives. This will be set wherever LSG provides space and other infrastructure facilities. The assets created through this will be under joint ownership of the LSG and Kudumbashree. Each CFC will have a common infrastructure to support a cluster of 10-20 small-units. This will provide innovation and design support and packing facilities, lab facilities and a host of other support services. This will be managed by Professionals employed by Kudumbashree. A business cluster is a geographic concentration of interconnected business suppliers, and associated institutions in a particular field. Clusters are considered to increase the productivity with which units can compete, nationally and globally. Clusters have the potential to affect competition in three ways: by increasing the productivity of the units in the cluster, by driving innovation in the field, and by stimulating new businesses in the field.


The projects on anvil under collectives for 2017-18 are

Sl No District  Project Name
1 Kollam Curry Powder and Flour CFC
    Apparel CFC
2 Pathanamthitta Curry Powder and Flour CFC
    Apparel CFC
3 Kottayam  Apparel CFC
4 Alappuzha  Kanjikuzhy Mega Apparel Park and Marari kulam Mini Apparel Park
5 Idukki Canteen and Catering CFC
    Idukki Agro farmers society
    curry powder CFC
    Tourism mobile outlets
6 Ernakulam Apparel CFC
    Flour and Curry powder CFC
    Ethnic food and snacks
7 Thrissur Nadathara Agro Producer Company
8 Palakkad Banana Agro Producer Company
    Paddy Producer Company
19 Kozhikode Kadathanad Rice Producer Company 
    Vegetable Producer Company
10 Wayanad Bana Agro Producer Company
11 Kannur Kannur Apparel Producer Company Ltd
    Curry Powder CFC
12 Kasargod  Apparel CFC












A consortium is a group made up of two or more individuals units in the same sector that work together toward achieving a chosen objective. Each entity within the consortium is only responsible to the group in respect to the obligations that are set out in the consortium's contract. Therefore, every entity that is under the consortium remains independent in his or her normal business operations and has no say over another member's operations that are not related to the consortium. The consortium/societies have been established to deliver a host of services to Kudumbashree units, through establishing backward and forward linkages and instituting a professional management structure. The consortium is owned by Kudumbashree women entrepreneurs, and run with professional support. The consortiums in Kudumbashree are legally registered under Charitable Societies Act. A charitable organization is a type of Non Profit Organization (NPO). Its goals are social well being of the units and its members. eg , charitable, educational, or other activities serving the public interest or common good.

The consortiums are organisational forms that will improve the bargaining power, net income and quality of micro entrepreneurs, contribute to the scale of production, helps in cost reduction by collective raw material purchase and organized marketing. This helps in collective action and reduces the chances of defunctioning of member units. Also if some member units/members come to a crisis they financially support from the pooled funds. The consortiums take all licenses and other legal requirements.

The steps involved in the formation of Consortiums are

  • Mobilization of Micro entrepreneurs
  • Awareness classes
  • Selection of Adhoc Committee members (7 members)
  • Preparation of MOA and byelaws
  • Selection of Name of the Society
  • Finding an office
  • Formal registration process

The General Body consists of one member from each unit. The General Body meetings are conducted once in three months and the Executive Committee meetings are conducted in every month. The General body members elect the Executive member in each district. The Executive members are formally elected from the member units in each district through procedures mentioned in the Byelaws. The President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected from the Executive members. The Executive committee takes decisions regarding the day to day affairs of the Consortium and major decisions are presented in the General Body meetings and get approval. The Secretary presents the accounts in the General Body meetings. If one third of the quorum approves the decisions are taken.




Saphalam Project implemented in Kasargod involves the collection and processing of cashew nut grown in the district by the local rural women, who are members if Saphalam Womens Cashew Processing Society. The society operates and manages 13 cashew processing units, which includes one Central Grading and Packing Centre at Chattanchal and twelve primary processing units, spread across 12 GramaPanchayat, which function in a hub and spoke format. The membership comprises of 78 women. The society produces 21 grades of Cashew, Cashew Pickle and Cashew Syrup.

Sl. No. Name of member Designation Contact No
1 Shobana President, SVKSS 9946460584
2 Santhakumari Secretary, SVKSS 9747063844
3 Radha Treasurer, SVKSS 9544734807



The Unnathi Society of IT Enterprises seeks to provide employment opportunities to women having a minimum educational qualifiaction of 10+2 or above with a diploma or certificate level exposure to computers. The first IT Services based livelihood opportunity for women group in urban areas was the Techno world Digital Technologies set up in September 1999 with presently 63 such computer data processing units and 5 hardware units staffed by 10 member women’s groups function across the state. The Unnathi Society takes up government orders for IT related work such as data entry for provident fund offices, voters list, Ration card data entry works, RSBY works, Disability Census data entry works, BPL surveys, etc in addition to low end software development, e –surveys ,website design, hosting and maintenance. As the units offer employment to more than 2500 women, Kudumbashree set up an IT consortium with the capability to execute assignments for bigger clients including various government and quasi – government institutions. The consortium has a pan Kerala presence to canvass for business development for various sources. The consortium is headquartered in Thrissur.

Sl. No. Name of member Designation Contact No
1 Vijaya President, Unnathi Society of  IT Enterprises 9447637621
2 Suja Secretary, Unnathi Society of  IT Enterprises 8281229508
3 Nimmy Treasurer, Unnathi Society of IT  Enterprises 9633563348



The promotion of Amritham Nutrimix is an attempt to ensure nutritious food supplement provided to all Anganwadis of Kerala under the Take Home Ration Scheme (THRS) for children of 6 months to 3 years of age group while encouraging women entrepreneurship. Nutrimix model of business helps Kudumbashree in achieving its multiple objectives by engaging these women in the production and distribution of nutritious food with the help of Central Plantation Crops Research Institute(CPCRI), Kasargod. CPCRI has developed the formula for the Food supplement and given training to all those women groups involved in the production of Nutrimix. The ingredients are Wheat, Groundnut, Bengal gram, soya flour and sugar which will provide essential Protein, Fat, Carbohydrates, Iron, Calcium, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Crude fibre which are inevitable for the proper growth of children. Kudumbashree Mission formed a consortium ‘Amrutham Society of Kudumbashree Nutrimix Enterprises’ to enhance the capabilities of women groups associated with the management of value chain so as to act as an Anchor to coordinate with various institutions and issues associated with the business.

Amritham Nutrimix has started its journey as a pilot in 2006 now 368 Micro enterprise units fully owned, managed and operated by women (2023) supplying to all the 33,115 Anganvadis in Kerala. In order ensure the timely supply of raw materials, FCI started allotting subsidized wheat @ Rs. 2.25/ kg for the production of nutrimix. Standardization of machineries and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) have become mandatory since 2013. This is a model for perfect convergence of Kudumbashree Mission , CPCRI, Department of Social Justice, Local Self Government Institutions including Gram Panchayat, Banks and Nutrimix production groups and Consortium. This is also considered as the best business model addressing both backward and forward linkages to achieve the goals of every department or institution associated with local governance, technical training, infrastructure support, financial services, women empowerment, supply of safe, nutritious and healthy food supplement to all the eligible children and adolescent girls. Fifty percent of their time of every month is devoted to production of Nutrimix, which is an obligation of every group to supply the same with assured market and the remaining time and capacity is to involve in similar food processing activities with a range of nutritious food supplements. Most of the units were running with good profit margins as they are able to make good quality mix. The Kudumbashree Mission ensures periodic Performance Improvement Programmes for the units, includes technical training as well as overall capacitation programmes apart from food and safety trainings and certification. The sale price of Nutrimix fixed in 2011 by SJD is revised to Rs 70/ Kg with retrospective effect in view of its cost of production. The way forward is Product diversification with appropriate standards beyond Nutrimix targets aiming to compete with all the multi-national companies involved in production and marketing of nutritious food supplement of branded products. At present an attempt is done for grading the nutrimix units.

Sl. No. Name of member Designation Contact No
1 Pretty President, Amrtiham Society 9847381216
2 Maheswari Secretary, Amrtiham Society 9387415700







A Producer Company is a body corporate registered under the Companies Act, 1956; and having specified objects and activities. Ownership and membership of such companies is held only by ‘Primary Producers’ or ‘Producer Institution’, and member equity shall not be publicly traded. However it may be transferred, only with the approval of the board of directors of the Producer Company.

A producer Company can be formed by

  • Any ten or more persons engaged in any activity connected with primary produce, or 
  • Any two or more producer institutions or companies, or 
  • A combination of ten or more individuals and producer institutions.


“Producer” means any person engaged in any activity connected with or relatable to any primary producer such as:

  • Produce of farmers of agriculture including animal husbandry, horticulture, floriculture, pisiculture, viticulture, forestry, forest products, revegetation, bee-raising and farming plantation products and produce from any other primary activity or service which promotes the interest of farmers or consumers.
  • Produce of persons engaged in handloom, handicraft and other cottage industries


Process of Formation of Producer Company

  1. Awareness Building
  2. Business Plan Preparation
  3. Market Study
  4. Formation of Commodity Interest Groups
  5. Selection of 5-15 Director Board Members
  6. Compiling to Legal Process and Formal Registration


Legal Process involved in formation of Producer Company

  • Arrange PAN for all members
  • Arrange Digital Signature for 5 directors
  • Arrange DIN( Director Identification Number) for 5 directors
  • Name Application to Registrar
  • Filing of Incorporation Documents like Memorandum & Articles to MCA with fees
  • Obtain Certificate of Incorporation


Samagra Goat village Project is implemented in all the Panchayats of Kannur District This is a value chain project in Animal Husbandry. A Goat village unit consists of 5 members rearing 20 Goats ( 19 does and 1 buck). The members are trained in Scientific Goat rearing. The members of the Project was mobilied to form Kannur Goat Farmers Producer Company which is incorporated on 23/01/2015. This producer company belongs to 800 Goat farmers of Kannur district. The main objective of the company is to generate revenue with the sale of good breed goats and thereby providing better economic benefit to farmers. Farmers are the administrators and owners of the company. Apart from goat markets, the company is focusing income generation activities through marketing goat milk and feed supply to the farmers. One of the unique intervetion is conducting Goat melas which will reduce the exploitation by middlemen and ensure better price to goats of member farmers. The company provides trainings to goat farmers and makes them, aware about scientific feeding, scientific breeding, insurance and other related activities. The company has tiepus with KVASU, Mannuthy. The company is marketing its own biomanure - Ajashree Compost.


C.E.792/A72, A73, 2nd  Floor, Thavakkara Complex, Kannur-2

Reg No: U01210KL2015PTC037857

Phone:  0497 2704348         Email:  kgfpcl@gmail.com

Sl. No. Name of Director Board member Address Contact No
1 Sujatha Koodaliyan  Cheriyaperoth House,Mudippathur,Mallannur.P.O (Via) Nirmalagiri, Kuthuparamba, Kannur,Kerala,India 670701 9497292060
2 Padmini Philip Manathanath Mukalel House, Cholakari, Blathur, Kalliad P.O Kannur,Kerala,India 670593 9946763840
3 Sujatha U K Govindam, Kodolipram,Pattannur.P.O Irikkur,Kannur,Kerala,India 670595 9048059359
4 Elikkutty Abraham Elavamparayil Joseph, Kanhirathinthadiyil House, Alakode.P.O,Kannur, Kerala, India 670571 9847375336
5 Laisamma Chako Nellippallil House, Munamkutty,Kiliyanthara, Kannur,Kerala,India 670706 9633305711



Thennala Agro farmers producer Company Ltd. is incorporated as Producer Company on 09/09/2015. This company is owned by Kudumbashree farmers of Thennala Panchayat - Malappuram district. The main objective of the company involves production and sales of good quality organic rice under the brand “Thennala rice”. Initially for selling the processed rice and rice products, these JLG farmers with the guidance and support received from NABARD, formed “Garima Farmers club”. Although “Thennala rice” got good brand value and demand in market, these farmers were unable to generate sufficient revenue through sales. Due to this, they were forced to sell rice at price demanded by middlemen/suppliers. During 2015, a group of five hundred women farmers took the initiative to form a producer company at Thennala Panchayat. The main activities involve procuring organic paddy, and processing it as rice and rice products at competitive rates. The company has already made tie up with many agencies across the state for marketing rice and rice products.

Sl.No. Name Designation Contact No
1 Arimbra Yasmin Managing Director 9744444771-9544283084
2 Usha Director 9544794473
3 Thara Director 9562055491
4 Kadeeja Director 9526451703
5 Hajara T Director 9747048855
6 Hajara C Director 9526491529
7 Sasikala Director 8086486377
8 Sarojini Director 9744018482
9 Jameela Director 9747813500
10 Leena Director 9388363265



Imashree Milk Producer Company ltd. got incorporated as Producer Company on 24/08/2015. This company is owned by Kudumbashree women dairy farmers of Nedumkandam Block - Idukki district. The main objective of the company is to provide good quality dairy products at competitive rates. The beneficiaries of this project are dairy farmers under Samagra Ksheerasagaram project. Initially this project started at Nedumkandom Block, and beneficiaries from seven Panchayats were organized to form Producer Company. 362 Farmers are shareholders of this producer company. The initial training programmes for the beneficiaries for the formation of producer companies were given with the support of ATMA (Agricultural Technology Management Agency). The company is involved in reducing the production cost of milk . The company has got the dealership of Kerala Feeds and supplying the cattle feed to member farmers at rates which are lower than market rates. Also the company started supplying hay to member farmers. Also the company is facilitating trainings to the member farmers in scientific cattle rearing. The company is producing value added products and bio manures at cluster level.


Sl No Name Contact No
1 Prasanna Raveendran 9747082343
2 Sheela Santhosh 9961350007
3 Vilasini Vijayan 9446579547
4 Gresamma Sabu 9947895955
5 Shailaja 9744272389
6 Elsamma 9645644225
7 Soudhamini 9947195642
8 Susamma baby 9961072027
9 Josy Liju 9496584430