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Greenland JLG Updated On 2018-01-04

District : Thrissur

CDS : Puthur

JLG : Greenland

Year of Formation : 2006

Area under Cultivation : 6 Acre

Crop(s) : Bitter guard, Green Pea tapioca and Banana

Members : Sudhadevi, Chandrikavelukutty, Umadevi, RadhaBhaskaran.

The Greenland group which was registered under Puthur CDS of Thrissur district is working since 2006. There is a unique reason behind the birth of the group. One of the member, MrsSudhadevi lost her son and she was in a situation of losing her own mind. So to get her back to life, they started the group and started farming. Initially they cultivated green pea in 1.50 acres. In the first stage they incurred a small loss. But the aim is to revive sudhadevi, so they didn’t mind it. Next time they leased 2 acres of land and cultivate banana and pea. That time they got a income of 8000 per head. Right now they are cultivating, pea, banana, Tapioca etc in 9 acre. They got 132000 as incentive and 22721 rupees as interest subsidy. The unity between the members is the primary reason behind the success of the group, Chandrika added.

In their 9 acres of land, they are cultivating different types ofvegetables and banana. They got 132000 rupees incentive and 22721 rupees subsidy. They managed to make 52000 to 56000 rupees income in every season.

Bhavana JLG Updated On 2018-01-03

District : Thrissur

CDS : Pananchery

JLG : Bhavana

Year of Formation : 2012

Area under Cultivation : 10 Acre

Crop(s) : Bitter guard, Snake Guard, Green Pea, Pumpkin Ash guard etc.

Members : Jessy Joby, Jessy Benny, Reji Saji, Mini Benny

The Bhavana group which was registered under Pananchery CDS of Thrissur district is working since 2012. The Panchayath is famous for its scenic beauty in the valley of the western ghat hill ranges. Jessy and mini get into business just to help their mothers as a financial support, while other two joined them because of their affection to the field. Initially they suffered a little bit. But later realized the truth that the soil will never ditch us if we have enough perseverance and hard work. Now they want to show this very same philosophy to the world. They initially started by cultivating just 2acres. They are getting support from Kudumbashree and LSGD institutions in terms of financial and skill and this made them promote agriculture as the prime earning occupation of the family.

In their 10 acres of land, they are cultivating creeper vegetables. This season was quiet good for the group.They got a profit of 63000 per head from the cultivation after all their expenses. The incentives given from the Kudumbashree is additional.

Omega JLG Updated On 2018-01-02

District: Thrissur

CDS: Nadathara

JLG: Omega

Year of Formation: 2010

Area under Cultivation: 12.5 Acre

Crop(s): Bitter guard, Snake Guard, Bottle Guard, Green Pea, Green Chilly, Yam, Pumpkin etc.

Members : Elsy George, Sherly Babu, Alli Kuriakose, Kanjana Vijayan, Jency Biju

The Omega JLG group which was registered under Nadathara CDS of Thrissur district is working since 2010. The Panchayath is anyway famous for its agri lineage. So our group just get into the business just following others. But the result is too bitter and it incurs a huge loss. This freezes their mind and makes them desperate. At this time Kudumbashree incentive comes as a support and this also makes them realize that there is a lot of programs which can support them in farming. They got intensive training from Kudumbashree and other supporting institutions enhance their skills and confidence. Now they are doing cultivation extensively over 12 acres.

In their 12.5 acres of land, they are cultivating vegetables. During this season they cultivated more than 2 tonnes of vegetables including one ton of bitter guard, and half a ton of snake guard. They can manage to make a profit of one lakh fifty thousand rupees. This paved the way for selecting the Omega JLG group as the best JLG group of the district.

Aswathi JLG Updated On 2018-01-01

District : Kollam

Block : Ochira

Panchayat : Kulashekarapuram

Crop Cultivating : Paddy, Sesame, Vegetables and Banana .

JLG formed : Aswathi JLG

Ward : 4

Number of members : 4 (Sujatha, Aniudayan, Suhurabheevi, Raghi, Yanath)

Area of cultivation : 5 acres

Aswathi , a JLG atKulashekarapuram gramapanchayat in Ochira block including 4 member doing cultivation of different crops in 5 acres of land including Paddy, Sesame, Vegetables and Banana. The group got much profit from their land than they expected especially from Paddy and Sesame, there union in field brought success in their work. They were able to get 45000 rupees from the sales of their agriculture product. Sujatha, the secretary of the group has selected as one of master farmer in their block. JLG members got training from krishibhavan and kudumbasree for different agricultural practices. They got class for different organic pest and disease control methods. They use to help others in getting inspiration in the field of agriculture by sharing their knowledge and experiences in the field.

Support from Kudumbashree : Got training for different cultivational practices. Got support from kudumbasree in form of Interest subsidy and Incentive.

Awards: Got Best JLG award in Kollam district.

Pulari JLG Updated On 2017-12-31

District: Kollam

Name of JLG : Pulari

Number of members : 5

Name of members :Lelithamani,Sindhu,Thankamani,Rahelamma

Name of block : Pathanapuram

Total area of cultivation : 4.2 acre

There is a small village at Pathanapuram block in Kollam district name Pattazhy North .Eventhough that village is small the land is very suitable for agriculture , Most of the people in this village were engaged in agriculture, “PULARI” JLG, a group formed by 5 innovative women farmers . They started their cutivation in 4 acres of land including the crops like Rice,banana,vegetable,tubers etc.in cultivation they are using in the method of bio farming ,the success secret of pulari JLG is they don’t have agriculture labours, they are working themselves in the field with the help of their entire family they got a better income to satisfy their family need ,the result of the hard work they got poison free vegetables , they are producing the products not only for themselves and also for society. From agriculture they find therelivelihood. District mission has sanctioned and distributed area incentive and interest subsidy to them which helps them to improve the farming activities

Award: Pulari JLG got award from krishibhavan and Block Panchayath for Best farmers

Aradhana JLG group Updated On 2017-12-30

District: Ernakulam

Block: Muvattupuzha

CDS: Avoly

Name of JLG: Aradhana

Number of members: 4

Philomina Stephen, Lalitha Suku, Treesa Thomas, Aani Baby

In 2010 Philomina Stephen, Lalitha Suku, Treesa Thomas and Aani Baby from Avoly panchayath decided to take up agriculture as their main livelihood source. Now they are cultivating paddy. They cultivated 16 acres of follow land. The land where waste was being dumped for 12 year was cleaned by NREGS and the land was made suitable for agriculture. They received seeds from krishibhavan. They took loan for 1.5 lakhs from canara bank for their agricultural needs.

Aradhana JLG group members consists of Jeeva members. They cultivated paddy and vegetables. They started cultivating plants in small scale. They only knew about the traditional ways of cultivation. The help they got from krishi bhavan was an encouragement.

The production was initially carried out by using chemical fertilizers however after attending various classes and training sessions provided by CDS they became aware of the harmful side effects of chemicals and shifted to organic manures.

This changed the life of these 4. They now have their own income to meet their daily needs. They use the income from this for fulfilling agricultural as well as their personal needs.

Karshaka Sree JLG Updated On 2017-12-29

District : Ernakulam

Block : Muvattupuzha

CDS : Arakuzha

Name of JLG: Karshaka Sree

Number of members: 4

Nirmala Vijayan, Shamala Ramachandran, Indira Theruvathu, Kumari Kaippel

Karshaka Sree JLG under arakuzha CDS in muvatupuzha block cultivates tapioca, banana, vegetables, turmeric etc. They took land on lease for cultivation. The profit they got from farming there was a big relief for them as they used that money for the education of their children and maintenance work of their house. They got even more profit from their next batch of crops which boosted their confidence. They took more land for lease the next time. The thought of being able to provide organic vegetables to their families and neighbors drove them forward.

They took a decision to cultivate paddy in the 5 acres of follow land in arakuzha. They though that they could provide chemical free food. The panchayath supported them by making the land suitable for cultivation with the help of NREGS. Krishibhavan provided them with seeds.

Vinaya JLG Updated On 2017-12-28

District: Thrissur

CDS: Ayyampuzha

JLG: Vinaya

Crop: Tapioca, Banana, Pea, Turmeric

Vinaya JLG is the nodal farming group in the groups of Ayyampuzha. It is formed four years ego. There are four members joined in the group. Their attitude and hardworking for field is the V.magic of this group.

They are mainly cultivated rice in 3 acres. Besides these tapioca, banana, pea, turmeric etc are also cultivated. A total area of around 5.5 acres are cultivated by Vinaya JLG. This group has taken farming not only as a source of income but they are also aware about the greatest mental and physical enjoyment attained through farming. . Each members of the group are getting the greatest support and encouragement from their families. Their income about agriculture is the great support for family needs. The grama panchayath and kudumbasree are inspiring and helping them as well. Kudumbashree gives a very support as incentives, subsidy etc. They are participated and exhibited their products in markets of Kudumbashree. They are also interested on the training classes of Kudumbashree because these classes are inspired on their interest. They acquired their capital fund from agricultural loan. The loan is renewing every year.

Karuna JLG Updated On 2017-12-27

District: Thrissur

CDS: Kalady

JLG: Karuna

Crop: Tapioca, Banana, Pea, Turmeric

Karuna joint liability group is one of the best groups in Kalady grama panchayath. The attitude and passion for agriculture are the main reasons for their victory. This group is led by Smt. Lekha Valsan, a real woman farmer who executed well all her knowledge about agriculture. All the five group members are worked together since 2011.

They are mainly cultivated rice in 5 acres. Besides these tapioca, banana, pea, turmeric etc are also cultivated. A total area of around 8.5 acres are cultivated by Karuna JLG. They have taken an agriculture loan from Canara Bank. For the promotion of loan, interest subsidy of rupees 15000/- has given by Kudumbasree. And also,an area incentive of rupees 50000/- is earned by this group.

The Karuna group has taken farming not only as a source of income but they are also aware about the greatest mental and physical enjoyment attained through farming. They are mostly doing paddy cultivation. They are harvesting two season crops. Each members of the group are getting the greatest support and encouragement from their families. The grama panchayath and kudumbasree are inspiring and helping them as well.

By considering their attitude toward work, an award is given by grama panchayath on Chingam 1 st. The secretary of the Karuna group, Smt. Lekha, together with social services and agriculture, fish farming and cattle rearing are also doing extensively. She has three cows and grows their feeds on their own. Their dung is used for manuring. Eventually Karuna group can be raised as a role model for the farming culture and harvesting.

Haritha JLG Updated On 2017-12-26

District: Thrissur

CDS: Kalady

JLG: Haritha

Crop: Paddy and Vegetables

Haritha group farming is one among the best group in Kalady CDS. There are five group members incorporated with each other. They started five years ago in a group manner. They have many ideas about agriculture because their experience.

They farmed mainly paddy in 4 acre and pea farmed approximately in 50 cents. Based on the group farming performance Kudumbashree encouraged them as incentives, subsidy etc. They participated and exploring their products in the markets of Kudumbashree. They acquired their capital fund from agricultural loan. The loan is renewing every year. All members of the group are engaged in cattle rearing. The dung is used for manuring and hence they are encouraging organic farming. They are also interested on the training classes of Kudumbashree because these classes are inspired on their interest.