Kudumbashree nets a digital success


Techno World IT unit operates 3 main kiosks and a few minor ones in Kozhikode

Hard work pays and the Techno World IT unit under the Kozhikode Corporation Kudumbashree CDS has yet another proof.

An online service centre that opened at Mahila Mall in the city on Saturday is the third main kiosk of Techno World.

The kiosk is open even on holidays and after office hours. It handles birth/ death/ marriage registrations besides ownership certificates and registration for PSC.

Tax payment

It is a one-stop destination to pay property and land tax, electricity and water bills, to procure nativity, community, and income certificates, and services under the transport office.

It can also be approached for applying for NEET. The kiosk will be open from 10.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

The unit started its second main kiosk on the Kozhikode Corporation office premises just three years ago.

From 2004

It was in 2004 that Vijaya K. and nine others, Divya K., Jisha C.P., Beena A., Sabira N.P., Sheena M.K., Shyja, Shylaja, Nisha and Jasmila started Techno World IT as the third IT group under the Kozhikode Corporation. It is the oldest surviving unit under Kudumbashree now.

The first kiosk was set up at the Civil Station with a loan of ₹3.25 lakh. “We worked day and night for more than a year in the beginning. Forget profit, we had to depend on our families for bus fare at that time,” Ms. Vijaya, president of the group, recalled the initial stages.

“We prepared the voters’ list prior to the 2005 panchayat elections and the proceeds helped us close our loan within a year,” says Ms. Divya, who heads the newly opened kiosk.

The work ethic of Techno World was appreciated by the State mission and it was entrusted with the task again during the 2010 and 2015 elections.

During those days, Techno World handled the digitising of documents at the Regional Transport Office, Sub-Registrar office, and the Department of Sanitation besides the birth, death, and marriage registry at the Corporation office.

Another major task undertaken was the Socio-Economic Caste Census in 2013, for which it trained 1,755 data entry operators to conduct field surveys. The group also runs four mini-kiosks and an e-service counter at the Regional Transport Office.

Now, the number of members in the group has come down to four. It has 35 employees in various kiosks. The group has an annual turnover of ₹50 lakh.


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