Study Report on the impact of Kudumbashree released Updated On 2018-01-17
Study report on the impact of Kudumbashree Mission done by Dr K.P Kannan, Chairman, Laurie Baker Centre for Habitat Studies and Shri.G. Raveendran, Retd. Additional Director General, Central Statistics Organization was released. The team was directed to conduct a study on the impact of Kudumbashree Mission. Dr. K.P. Kannan handed over the the study report to Dr.K.T Jaleel, Minister, LSGD, Government of Kerala. The report was analysed by Shri.S.M Vijayanand, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala.
It was founded out in the study that Kudumbashree's interventions had influenced the social development of the women. Minister said that the future projects of Kudumbashree would be framed based on the study reports and special care would be given to the deserving sectors.
The activities regarding the detailed study was initiated during July 2015. The social and financial development brought in by the Kudumbashree Mission among the women was the topic. Within the time frame of two years, a detailed study was conducted in 350 NHGs from the selected 60 panchayaths in the state who had been actively participating in Kudumbashree activities for the last 10 years.
The survey was conducted by differentiating them based on their financial situations.The representation of rural, urban, scheduled caste, scheduled tribes and special NHGs were included in the survey. The study was mainly aimed at the financial and social background of the NHG women, the improvement they attained through Kudumbashree activities, personality development, social abilities and its development, impact of the social welfare activities among them etc. The number of NHGs had steadily increased during these years and Kudumbashree's interventions had helped in improving the quality of life of them.
As per the survey, 55 % of the Kudumbashree women are under Below Poverty Line and 45 % are Above Poverty Line. According to the report, Kudumbashree Mission had helped tnem to come to the mainstream knowing their own rights.
Papers were presented on 'Methodology and findings on economic impact' & 'Social impact and policy recommendations by Dr. G.Raveendran and Dr.K.P Kannan respectively.
Shri.S.Harikishore, Executive Director, Kudumbashree welcomed the gathering and Shri.Pramod, Programme Officer extended vote of thanks. Senior officials from Planning Board and Kudumbashree State Mission also attended the function.