June 11, 2021

The Kerala government has announced the introduction of a Smart Kitchen project.


  • Objective: It is meant to modernise kitchens and ease the difficulty faced by homemakers in household chores. By enhancing mechanisation in kitchens, women participation in labour could be increased.

  • It would be implemented through the Kerala State Financial Enterprises (KSFE), a state-run chit fund and lending firm.

  • Under the scheme, KSFE would give soft loans to women from all walks of life for purchasing household gadgets or equipment.

  • Members of Kudumbashree, which is Kerala’s women empowerment and poverty alleviation scheme, would get preference in purchasing kitchen gadgets under smart kitchen scheme. No collateral would be demanded from Kudumbashree members, as per the initial plan.