Glorious victory of Thanima JLG Updated On 2017-11-11
Name of JLG : Thanima
Total No. of Members : 5
Name of members : Reena Thomas, Sheeja Glady, Selin George, Molly Thomas, Merry Thomas
Block : Perambra
Panchayath : Chakkittappara
Total area of cultivation: 6 acres (JLG)
Life has dramatically changed for the members of Thanima JLG in a span of seven years from 2010. They are the resident of the Chakkittapara Panchayath, which covers the north east hilly tracts of the Kozhikode district. This group is practicing organic farming in an area of 6 acres in which they mainly cover nendran banana in 3.5 acres and tapioca in 2.5 acres. They are practicing mixed farming in both these fields with various vegetables like cowpea, bhindi, brinjal, chilli, tomato, tubers like amorphophallus, yam and spices like ginger and turmeric. They maintain a well established homestead farming in their house which make sure food and nutritional security. In addition to this, they are cultivating cocoa individually in an area of 10 acres and started a processing unit with cocoa drier.
The secret of their spectacular success is through the adoption of integrated farming system approach which includes poultry, goat farming, apiculture, composting, dairy farming etc. The production of value added products planned keeping in view of the market demand. They produce chips, squash, jam, honey etc
Support from Kudumbashree:
This group started farming with availing a loan amount of rupees 40,000/- from NHG in 2010 and now they are earning an annual income of rupees 6 lakhs. They are availing area incentive and interest subsidy from Kudumbashree District mission which helps them to improve the farming activities as per the demand. They sell their products in Kudumbashree weekly markets.
- Kudumbashree Best JLG award in 2017
- Chakkittappara Grama Panchayath Best JLG Award 2015