Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kudumbasree spending more than doubles

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kudumbasree State Poverty Eradication Mission has more than doubled its spending on poverty-eradication initiatives, disbursing Rs.121.88 crore during the financial year 2009-10 against Rs.50.48 crore spent during the previous year, a Kudumbasree release said here on Tuesday.

The mission, which turned 12 on Tuesday, supported 7,649 micro enterprises with subsidy support totalling Rs.26.02 crore during the year, setting another record, it said.

Ernakulam topped the districts in poverty-eradication initiatives distributing Rs.15.57 crore among various enterprises. Kudumbasree brought into the market over 130 products.

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