Kudumbashree to develop Micro Enterprises in Lakshadweep Updated On 2017-10-31
Kudumbashree will lead the women empowerment activities aiming at the financial stability of the women of Lakshadweep, the union territory under Government of India. Agriculture Department of Lakshadweep had contacted Kudumbashree Mission for giving advices for starting micro enterprises focusing on value added products from coconut, which is available in plenty at Lakshadweep.
As a start, micro enterprise units will be started in Kavarati. For this, 135 women groups comprising of 8 women each had already been started. Kudumbashree will give training to the women of Lakshadweep on Micro Enterprise formation, its successful co-ordination and various other topics. It had already been proved by Kudumbashree that, women groups can start Micro Enterprises and can attain financial stability out of that.
As per the present statistics, there are about 31,000 Micro Enterprises working under Kudumbashree. Out of this, 200 units focus on value added products from coconut. Through these Micro Enterprises, coconut oil, virgin coconut oil, handicrafts made of coconut shells, etc are made. The Kudumbashree NRO which works with the mission of propagating Kudumbashree model to places outside Kerala has been working in Lakshadweep for a few months.The NRO activities of Kudumbashree has been started in Lakshadweep during last May. Kudumbashree is executing special programme there. And apart from this, now Kudumbashree received invitation from the Agriculture Department of Lakshadweep.