Pat for mission’s role in improving farm productivity

Rest of India has much to learn from the Kudumbasree experiment, S.M. Vijayanand, Secretary, Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj, has said.

Kudumbasree should formulate projects to suit people’s needs, he said, after inaugurating a plenary session organised on Day 2 of an international conference on ‘Poverty eradication, women empowerment and local self-government’ organised by Kudumbasree Mission at Kovalam here on Friday.
Later in the day, inaugurating the valedictory of the conference, P. Sainath, journalist, said Kudumbasree had led to big gains in farm productivity in the State.

Earlier in the day, UNDP Country Director Jaco Cilliers said all development activities should be aimed at preserving the environment, and women were central to all development.