Kudumbashree joint liability groups were affected, though not on a larger scale, by COVID-19. More than 16,268 JLGs across the state have voluntarily stood together for Community kitchens and donated their products generously for the social cause. Around 115.9 metric tonnes of agricultural commodities have been handed over to community kitchens till 30/04/2020 and is still continuing. Rice, banana, vegetables and tubers are the important categories supplied as per local availability and requirements. The collection, transportation and distribution activities are being organized and coordinated by respective district mission teams in rapport with the LSGI officials and peoples representatives. 


To utilize the lock down period effectively almost all district mission teams of agriculture have initiated activities to promote vegetable cultivation and related aspects. This includes kitchen gardens, vegetable gardens, organic farming, agricultural campaigns, seed distribution programmes, tuber crops cultivation etc. These short term activity plans are for the Kudumbashree staff, members as well for the general public aiming at heightening the farming spirit for facing the possible challenges in future.


Details of vegetables supplied to community kitchen by Kudumbashree JLGs  (Data as on 07-05-2020)
Sl No District Quantity of vegetables supplied (in Kg)

No. of JLGs participated

1 Trivandrum 22806 2162
2 Kollam 7714 1124
3 Pathanamthitta 10457 3970
4 Alappuzha 5938 2337
5 Kottayam 4355 368
6 Idukki 3627.7 340
7 Ernakulam 7465 986
8 Thrissur 9377 743
9 Palakkad 5562 211
10 Malappuram 6480 477
11 Kozhikode 4642.5 510
12 Wayanad 6384 1060
13 Kannur 16335.5 1903
14 Kasaragod 11124 1181
  Total 1,22,267.7 17,372