Kudumbashree in Metro Construction
The state-controlled women’s self-help group, Kudumbashree Mission to involve in Kochi Metro construction. Semi-skilled members of Kudumbashree will become a part of the project in areas such as masonry, plumbing, electrical works, etc.
The Ernakulam district mission of the organization has begun recruiting skilled and semi-skilled members for metro construction. The government is planning to rope in an external agency for training the women. Talks have been initiated with LabourNet, a Bangalore-based NGO which was associated with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Bangalore Metro and Hyderabad Metro, for training skilled and semi-skilled women workforce.
The workforce will be divided into 20 groups with 10 members each and specialized workers in each group. “The best of workers from the group of 200 will form one team which will be the lead team that will become the trainers group, training the new recruits later.