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S.M. Vijayanand is Former Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala. In the past, he has served as the Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India; Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India; among other positions, and spearheaded Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission, Ministry of Sanitation, Government of India (1992-1996). He has also conceptualised and operationalised 'Kudumbashree', a women's self-help group movement in the state of Kerala.