The Kudumbashree Story

Women Empowerment

Ashraya - Achievements

Ashraya has been implemented in 890 Grama Pancahayats and 32 urban local bodies of the State by 2015. A total of 72,116 families have been identified and projects worth Rs 4107.6 million have been prepared. Hundreds of projects are under implementation across the State. 

Destitute rehabilitation under Ashraya has been process oriented. With the community organisation of Kudumbashree playing a pivotal role, the scheme has been able to generate several success stories. Achievements of the scheme are mostly attributed to some of its special features:

  • The project beneficiaries are destitute families; not individuals.
  • There is no application forms and approval; the Grama Panchayat identifies the destitute family through Neighbourhood Groups.
  • Ownership of house constructed for a destitute family goes to the Grama Panchayat after the death of a destitute, if there are no survivors in the family; Grama Panchayat may allot this house to another destitute family.
  • Special system at the District Planning Committee (DPC) level to vet Ashraya projects.
  • Co-financing of every Ashraya Project by State Poverty Eradication Mission using State Plan Funds to the extent of 25% of the project cost or Rs 10 lakh.