CHANGANASSERY SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY

Started in the year 1977, CHASS has been running institutions for training cum production/ rural employment in collaboration with the Government under the provisions of Khadi & Village Industries Commission by catering 200 stipendiary trainees at a time and an equal number of artisan/ regular employees.

Training sector

The full-fledged training centre at Mallappally started under the programme in the year 1986 attained a higher status as ‘Khadi Gramodyog Vidyalaya’ with allocations for regular training courses. In addition an extension-training centre has been set up at Kottackapuram in 1999. The following table would give particulars of the training schedule for the reporting year.

Name of the Course Duration No of persons trained
Semi Automatic Loom Weaving (Cotton/Muslin/Poly) 6 Months 27
Fruit and Vegetables processing 2 Months 80
Bakery Course 2 Months 80
Carpentry and Wood Engineering 6 Months 40
Toilet & Laundry Soap making 2 Months 40
Agarbathi Making 1 Month 49
Spices & Masala Making 1 Month 16
Aluminum Fabrication Course 4 Months 9
Tailoring & Embroidery Course 5 Months 183
Beautician Course 2 Months 23
Detergent Powder Manufacturing 7 days 50
Umbrella Assembling 1 Month 24
Hand Embroidery 1 week 28
Paper Conversion Course 1 week 51
Certificate Course in Bee Keeping 11 days 25
Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme (EAP) conducted 23 Batches at various places 1 day 2531
Artificial Jewelery Making 1 Month 32
Candle Making 1 week 43
Total   3331

Production Sector

The production activities carried out under the Village Industries head are carpentry, blacksmithy, honey processing, oil extraction, cane & bamboo works, soap making, bakery, fruit & vegetable preservation etc.. A total number of 110 artisans are working in these units. The production units as well as furniture showrooms are located at Kurumpandam, Pallikoottumma, Mammood, Pallom and Kottackapuram.

Sl No Name of the centre Location Activity
1 Assumption Khadi Centre Kurmpanadom Khadi Spinning and Weaving
2 AmalaKhadi Centre Amalagiri Khadi Spinning and Weaving
3 MadonaKhadi Centre Athirampuzha Khadi Spinning and Weaving
4 Carpentry Unit Pallikuttumma Wood manufacturing and interior decoration
& All Building materials made out of
wood.
5 Carpentry Unit Pallom Wood manufacturing and interior decoration
& All Building materials made out of
wood.
6 Carpentry Unit Mammood Wood manufacturing and interior decoration
& All Building materials made out of
wood.
7 Khadi Garments & Mattress
Manufacturing
Kottakkapuram Khadi beds & Pillows, Khadi Garments
8 Bee- keeping Unit Kurumpanadom Agmark Honey Processing & bottling
9 Soap Unit Kurumpanadom Detergent Powder
10 Cane Unit Mannila Cane Furniture
11 Bakery Unit Mallappally Various Bakery products in the name of AMMA
12 FVP Unit Mallappally Various Bakery products in the name of
AMMA

Marketing Centers

At present the Khadi & V.I Department of CHASS has 6 sales Emporiums functioning at various places. The details are given below.

Sl No Name of the outlet Location Items sold
1 Khadi Gramodyog
Bhavan (Air Condition)
Sastri Road Kottayam
Ph. 0481-2561684
All Khadiclothes,Silksarees, Various
V.I & handicraft items, All furniture
items.
2 Khadi Gramodyog
Bhavan
Palace Road
Changanacherry
All Khadi clothes,Silksarees, Various
V.I & handicraft items, All furniture
items.
3 Khadi Plaza Thiruvalla Road
Mallappally
Ph.0469-2782118
All Khadi clothes,Silksarees, Various
V.I & handicraft items, All furniture
items.
4 Chass Furniture AC Road , Pallikuttumma
Ph.0477-2708008
Wood Furniture
5 Chass Furniture M.C Road, Pallom
Ph.0481-2431451
Wood Furniture
6 Chass Furniture Mallappally Road Mammood Wood Furniture

 

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