Kudumbashree to Open Coir and Craft Stores | Kudumbashree | coco
Kochi: Rewriting history, Kudumbashree will soon be opening coir and craft stores across the state. In the initial phase, stores will be opened in the districts of Alappuzha and Kasaragod. There are reports that Kudumbashree will open two stores in Alappuzha and one in Kasaragod.
In Alappuzha, one of the stores will be located at the municipal complex near the private bus stop while the other will be open in Mararikulam. Meanwhile, Kasaragod district will get the first Kudumbashree coconut and craft store in Peelikode panchayat. The project was implemented as part of the Chief Minister’s 100-day action plan.
The stores, ranging in size from 100 to 500 square feet, will market Kudumbashree and Coir Board coir products. Besides crafts and coir products, cashew nut products will also be available at these stores. Officials have informed that the stores will be inaugurated before January 20.
The project also aims to sell products from public sector companies like KERAFED and Milma. Essential items such as vegetables will be included in the sale depending on the space available in the stores.
As part of the project, Kudumbashree aims to establish 500 stores. Of this total, the government has already approved 300 stores. Kudumbashree members or their family members will be allowed to manage the stores. To this end, Rs 5 lakh will be loaned by Kudumbashree.