The Cleanwell units under the Kudumbasree Mission involved in garbage collection will now be equipped to carry on their job in a better way, thanks to a generous dose of financial assistance extended by the City Corporation.

The first instalment of the assistance package totalling Rs.10.56 lakh was presented to the women workers of Kudumbasree at a function held here on Monday. Mayor C.Jayan Babu distributed the funds.

As many as 72 units will benefit from the package for improvement of basic facilities for Kudumbasree workers that has been included in the People's Plan Campaign.

The amount will be utilised for repair of three-wheelers, accident insurance and purchase of uniforms, overcoats, gloves, mask and garbage trays. Chairman of the Health standing committee G.R. Anil presided over the function.

Deputy Mayor V. Jayaprakash and standing committee chairmen K.O. Asokan, S.A. Sundar, Puthenkada Vijayan and members of Kudumbasree units were present at the function.

The Corporation has earmarked Rs.50 lakh this year for the assistance scheme for Kudumbasree workers.