Thiruvananthapuram: Kudumbashree Mission’s ambitious project ‘Destitute-free Kerala’ that aims to protect the destitute population of the state will be launched on Thursday. Local self-government minister A C Moideen will inaugurate the project at Kalpetta in Wayanad.
The mission, in association with local bodies, plans to develop the current Ashraya scheme for the implementation of the project. The project will benefit 1.60 lakh people who don’t have anyone to care for them. Of this, 10,716 people belong to scheduled castes.
Already 773 local bodies out of the 1,034 in the state have submitted a detailed report for implementing the project to the Kudumbashree. The state-level mission is scrutinising the project and will get clearance soon.
The project aims at total rehabilitation of the destitute by finding them a source of living and developing their social and economic status. The beneficiaries of the project will be provided food, treatment, clothes, welfare pensions, schooling, land and house. Kudumbashree and local bodies will also provide training to the beneficiaries on several self-employment opportunities.