Kozhikode: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan will inaugurate ‘Swabhiman,’ a scheme envisaged by the district administration to solve labour shortage, at the collectorate here on January 1.
Industries Minister Elamaram Karim will preside over the function.
A labour bank has been formed under the scheme to solve labour shortage in trade sectors, including carpentry, plumbing, and coconut plucking, in the district.
After the inauguration, service of ‘Swabhiman’ can be availed via phone.
140 members now
As many as 140 members have been recruited by the district authorities to the scheme in seven trades.
District Collector P.B. Salim distributed the special uniform and badges for the Swabhiman members at a function here on Monday.
He said that a call centre would be set up at the collectorate for the households to call up and register their requirements.
“The service of the Swabhiman members will be available within an hour after the registration,” he said.
Those who need the services can call up or SMS to the following numbers: Ph: 0495 2372666 or SMS: 9446460600.