Staff Reporter

‘It will help members to share experiences and go forward’

‘Web site will suit Kudumbasree’s new image’

Includes archive on its activities since inception

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The new web site of the Kudumbasree State Poverty Eradication Mission was launched by Local Self-government Minister Paloli Mohammed Kutty here on Wednesday.

The web site will provide information on the organisation and the activities of Kudumbasree. The web site also includes an archive on the activities of Kudumbasree since its inception 11 years ago.

“This new web site will help Kudumbasree members to communicate and share their experiences and thus take forward their mission,” Mr. Mohammed Kutty said after the launch.

Mr. Mohammed Kutty said apart from achieving astonishing feats in the area of women’s empowerment, Kudumbasree had also developed into a socially committed organisation working for the betterment of society.

He said the Kudumbasree members had proved that they were able to work commendably in any field if given an opportunity. “Kerala is currently facing a crisis in the agriculture sector. At a time when paddy fields were vanishing from the State, the Kudumbasree activists boldly came forward and used the fallow land for farming. Today, they are successfully doing vegetable farming in 40,000 acres of land in the State,” he said.

Kudumbasree director K.T. Kunjimohammed said the mission decided to replace its old web site to launch a new-age web site with additional features that suited the new image of Kudumbasree.

“In the past three years, Kudumbasree has been undergoing many changes in its organisational set-up as well as activities. The new web site will suit the new image of Kudumbasree,” he said.

V. Sivankutty, MLA, presided over the function. State Planning Board vice-chairman Prabhat Patnaik, Kudumbasree executive director Sharada Muraleedharan, Centre for Development Studies director K. Narayanan Nair and Kerala State Chalachitra Academy director Beena Paul were present at the function.