Best CDS Stories-100 - Mavoor, Kozhikode (Author : Bhavana.M, Manager, PMAY(U)-LIFE) Updated On 2020-11-16

Mavoor panchayth, is 20 Km east of Calicut city, beside the river of Chaliyar. The industrial house of Birla established a factory named “Gwalior Rayons” at Mavoor in 1963 for producing pulp and fibre. An integrated township with schools, hospitals etc emerged, causing a rapid change in the area. The factory faced many protests since it was a significant contributor of pollutants to the area. The final closure of the factory took place in 2001...

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Best CDS Stories-99 - Adat, Thrissur (Author : Ashamole. N.S, Editorial Assistant - Public Relations) Updated On 2020-11-16

Adat CDS has 18 CDS members and five subcommitteemembers. Rathnavally Sathyan is the CDS Chairperson, and Silvy Mathew is CDS Vice Chair person. Member secretary is Matly M.Cheruvathoor and Beena K.F is CDS accountant. Their unity adds strength to the developmental activities in the panchayat. CDS meetings were held twice every month. Sub-committee meetings are also convened. CDS and panchayat join hands together to fortify the Kudumbashree network in the panchayat and availall the benefits to the deserved...

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Best CDS Stories-98 - Vilayur, Palakkad (Author : Dr. Lijin James, Manager Processing - KBFPCL) Updated On 2020-11-16

Vilayoor, a panchayat located in Palakkad district. It is elected as one of the best CDS, based on their activities and initiatives. It is achieved through the dynamic leadership of Ms. Geetha Kumari, the CDS chairperson with the help of her CDS members...

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Best CDS Stories-97 - Vengola, Ernakulam (Author : Meghna. S, SMM (MIS & ME), DAY-NULM) Updated On 2020-11-11

Vengola is a  village in Kunnathunad Taluk of Ernakulam district. It lies in the bus route from Perumbavoor to Kolenchery. As of 2011 India census, Vengola had a population of 32697 with 16584 males and 16113 females in a total of 7791 households. The total number of literates in the village is 27507 (14233 males and 13274 females), bringing the total literacy rate to 84.12%. Nearby villages are Kizhakkambalam, Vadavucode/Puthencruz, Kunnathunad , Rayamangalam , Choornikkara and Vazhakulam...

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Best CDS Stories-96 - Malayattoor Neeleeswaram, Ernakulam (Author : Shaiju. R.S, SAPM - Marketing) Updated On 2020-11-11

Malayattoor Neeleeswaram is a historically famous village in Aluva taluk of Ernakulam district. It is located in the banks of river Periyar. This small yet picturesque village is literally sandwiched between the Western Ghats and Periyar River making it a meeting point of land, water and mountain ranges. The history of Malayattoor is allied with the visit of St. Thomas in Kerala. In AD 52, he took it upon himself to build a Christian church at Malayattoor and now this church is a famous hub in Kerala for those seeking spiritual happiness. There is another famous tourist place in Malayattoor called the Mahogany and Teak forests which is breath-taking with the wonderful Periyar river on one side and grand mountains on the other. Malayattoor Neeleeswaram CDS is selected as one of the best CDS, based on their activities and initiatives. It is achieved with the excellent leadership of Ms Sajini Santhosh, the CDS chairperson with the help of their CDS members...

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Best CDS Stories-95 - Chemmaruthy, Thiruvananthapuram (Author : Suchithra. S, PM - ME) Updated On 2020-11-11

Chemmaruthy is a panchayat in Varkala Taluk of Thiruvananthapuram district in the state of Kerala, India. It is 7km east of Varkala city centre and 40km north of state capital Thiruvananthapuram. It is also one of the 5 panchayats that shares border with Varkala Municipality...


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Best CDS Stories-94 - Kavassery, Kannur (Author : Surabhi.S, Senior Software Engineer) Updated On 2020-11-10

A brief description of the activities implemented in Kavassery CDS is given. Kudumbashree's achievements are due to the fact that they have been able to excel in the field of self  -  employment and arts through the Women collective. It is the excellence of the organization that has been able to move forward socially and socially...

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Best CDS Stories-93 - Maniyoor, Kozhikode (Author : Sujitha T, SAPM - Gender) Updated On 2020-11-10

The CDS has supported district mission and the panchayat authorities in various relief activities during flood. NHG and CDS members  has supported families in cleaning of houses after the massive flood in 2018. Balasabha members are also participated in the claning activities. Relief camps were functioning in the panchayat at that time. The CDS contributed vegitables, dresses and other relief materials to camps. Counselling service were provided by community counselors for the people who needed it. The balasabha members also contributed various essestial materials to the flood affected people in wayanad. The CDS has collected donations from NHGs and contributed to CMDRF after the flood...

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Best CDS Stories-92 - Ananganadi, Palakkad (Author : Sudheer K.B, SMM - NULM) Updated On 2020-11-10

Ananganadi CDS is one of the better performing CDS in the District of Palakkad. It has 15 ADS and 163 NHGs, besides 34 Balasabhas. Out of the 163 NHGs, 10 are SC-NHGs, 8 are PWD special NHGs and 44 are NHGs for elderly. Total number of NHG members are 2296. Almost 47% of the population of Ananganadi panchayat are covered under the CDS. Mrs. Usha is the Chairperson of the CDS since 2018...

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Kudumbashree Kiosk starts functioning in Grand Hyatt Hotel at Kochi Updated On 2020-11-06

A kiosk of Kudumbashree has started functioning in Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kochi. The kiosk will function on Sundays, from 11 AM to 4 PM, when brunch and lunch would be served to the public. It's the time during which more people make visits to the hotel. The kiosk was launched on 1 November 2020. It is as per their new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy, Grand Hyatt, the hotel chain which has various branches across the world made such a decision. As per this understanding, the kiosk was set up at Grand Hyatt Hotel from 11 AM to 4 PM on 1 November 2020.


The Hotel officials decided to arrange opportunities for marketing the locally manufactured products, aiming at the development of the people living near each of their hotels. It is as per this decision, the officials of Grand Hyatt approached Kudumbashree. The opportunity was given to sell Kudumbashree products inside the hotel during every Sundays. The Kudumbashree Ernakulam District team took initiative to make use of this opportunity and set up a kiosk with Kudumbashree products at the special space arranged by the Hotel without levying any charges. Various flour powder, curry powders, pickles, squashes, coconut oils, handmade soaps etc. were for sale at the kiosks. This activity will be continued for the next six months on all Sundays.


Kudumbashree always plans to develop multiple activities for marketing of Kudumbashree products and have been trying to improve the marketing of products from Kudumbashree micro entrepreneurs' by promoting sales through fixed outlets, organizing trade fairs and making use of online marketing opportunities and platforms. Its while discussing such new avenues to take the products of Kudumbashree micro enterprises to more people, Kudumbashree received a proposal from Grand Hyatt Hotel, Ernakulam. By arranging such a regular system, Kudumbashree would try to know the needs of the customers and make available various products for them. The Ernakulam District team had made use of this opportunity with the best coordination.