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Banana JLG Updated On 2017-12-25

District: Thrissur

CDS: Ayyampuzha

JLG: Banana

Crop: Banana, Vegetables

Banana JLG is the best group in Ayyampuzha Kudumbashree CDS. There are five group members worked together with similar mind is the V-magic of the group. They started the group five years ego. Their agricultural area is very vast. The rice field can cultivated approximately 3.25 acres and banana in 3 acre, tubers are 1.45 acre.

They acquired their capital fund from agricultural loan. The loan is renewing every year. Banana JLG is getting immense support from grama panchayath and Kudumbashree. They are exhibited efficiency in all areas of agriculture. 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 cultivating vegetables using the seeds obtained from different projects. They are also exploring the opportunities of Kudumbashree markets for selling their products. They have emphasized that Kudumbashree is the main reason for their enormous interest in farming and have got enough support and encouragement from Kudumbashree. They are also interested on the training classes of Kudumbashree because these classes are inspired on their interest.

Their family members also support them a lot and take part in farming. The members are getting enough income for their needs. And hence they can support the family. They can bring great changes in family and society through it.

Karuna JLG Updated On 2017-12-24

District: Ernakulam

JLG: Karuna

CDS: Rayamangalam Panchayath

Karuna JLG group was formed on14th January 2008 from Anugraha Kudumbashree. Mrs. Valsa Antony was selected as president and Mrs. Salomi Johny as secretary. Mrs. Kutty Kochukunju, Mrs. Saramma Paulose and Mrs. Annie Joseph are other members.

They took 2 ½ acre for lease for doing agriculture. Tapioca, banana, ginger, green chili, turmeric, cowpea and yarms are the items. They can make pure vegetables and they use them for their own needs and sell them. They use natural fertilizers for their agriculture. They take loans for 4 years to do the best services. They can repay the loan amount properly. They get the subsidy also. They can help with their profit for their children’s studies and other needs. Their children also have interest in agriculture and they help this JLG group in their free time .They decided to continue it in future.

Anugraha JLG Updated On 2017-12-23

District: Ernakulam

CDS : Rayamangalam

JLG: ANUGRAHA JLG

Anugraha JLG group was formed 2010 from Bhavana NHG, Sreyas NHG and Vijayalakshmi NHG. Total 5 members include in this group. Mrs. Geetha Soman is president and Mrs. Lissy Eldho is secretary. Mrs. Indhu Biju, Mrs. Molly Baby and Mrs. Manojkumari Raghavan are other members.

They did paddy cultivation at first time. They got Rs. 3800/- as their incentive. They increased their farm area and no of items. Now they are cultivating in 4 acres different types of products – tapioca, tubers & yarms, ginger, turmeric, banana, cowpea, green chilly, ladies finger, brinjal etc.

They sold 300 kg yarms and kept 100 kg yarms as seed for the next cultivation. 500 kg of koorkka sold abroad. They could sell 150 kg yarms, 800 kg tapioca. They got pure vegetables. Canara bank provide them loan. They can repay the loan amount properly and got incentives. They use their profit for their homely needs – children’s studies, house maintenance etc.

Evergreen JLG Updated On 2017-12-22

District: Wayanad

Name of JLG: Evergreen

Panchayat: Mullenkolly

No. of members: 6

Name of the members: Valsela, Jini, Annakutty, Anitha, Eliyama, Leena

With the intension of women empowerment and food security, ever green JLG started the journey since 2002.The JLG was formed with 6 members. All the 6 were interested in farming .They took land for lease and cultivated in an area of 5 acres with 20000 rupees, this money was provided by Kudumbashree. From 2005 onwards they continued cultivation and the incentives were provided by the district mission.

This year 3 lakhs rupees were taken with 4% interest and the area of cultivation was expanded to 6.5 acres. They reaped 20 quintal rice from this land of this 22 quintal were taken for their own household purpose and 98 quintal were given to Supply Co. Even though they had faced a lot of problem in the beginning, now they are planning to increase the area to 10 acres.

They have never expected this much change in their families which the JLG had brought to them; Now they are happy, their self earnings could help them in the education of the children and to meet the medical needs and also could help other needs of the family.

They believe their group can wipe the tears of many of families through their joint effort and they pray to god that he give good health and prosperity to all.

Lakshmitharu JLG Updated On 2017-12-21

District: Ernakulam

Block: Parvoor

Panchyat: Chendamagalam

JLG: Lakshmitharu

Major Crops Tapioca, Banana, Vegetables& flowers (Seasonal onam)

In 2015 Tanima JLG was registered in the CDS. The group started with initiative of block Coordinator. JLG consist of four members Seena, Radha, Meena, Rashmi. Firstly they stated Tapioca in 50 cent mixed with pavar. Group members attended various farming training from Kudumbashree helped in doing it professional. Block coordinator and master farmer motivated the group and support the group. First farming was profitable so they all became happy to do more farming. The group done seasonal farming so result good profit. During onam they planted flower and sold it. They group started orchid farm also. There product’s got good demand in onam market. District mission support the group with incentive and interest free loan. Now farming become there part of life.

Pratheeksha JLG Updated On 2017-12-20

District: Ernakulam

Block: Parvoor

Panchayat: Kottuvally

JLG: Pratheeksha

Crop: Banana & Vegetables

Pratheeksha JLG started in the year 2012 in kottuvally panchayat. While attending an ADS meeting Helna, Moly, Bindhu and Radha members got interested in MKSP Project and registered as JLG Group (KGP/12/5) in CDS. During beginning they started vegetable farming in 25 cent of land in one of member moly’s land. Moly is a member of traditional agricultural family so she motivated and helped other members in farming. Her knowledge helped in farming. JLG got support from panchayat, cds and agriculture office. They marketed the products in local market and Kudumbashree market. Union bank assisted with a loan 50,000 and they repaid it timely. Kudumbashree assisted them with area incentive and promotional incentive.

After vegetable farming this group next venture was Banana farming in 2 acers. Moly insisted all the activities of the group as a result they didn’t face any lose. The group also planted variety crop named “CHAYAMANASA” which helps in preventing cancer. All together they took a loan of 5,00,000 and repaid it.

Moly got award for the best farmer award from CDS and Karshakashree award from krishibhavan for best farming group. They are planning to enlarge the farming in big scale in future.

Sakthi JLG Group Updated On 2017-12-19

District: Ernakulam

CDS: Vengoor Panchayath

JLG: Sakthi

Crops: Vegetables

Our group was formed at Vengoor Panchayath (IXth ward). 2 members from Anjali and 4 members from Sahodaya are formed as Sakthi JLG. We selected Mrs. Philomina as president and Mrs. Mariyamma as secretary. Other members – Mrs. Annakkutty, Mrs. Mary, Mrs. Vilasini and Mrs. Achamma. We opened a bank a/c with the help of ADS and CDS. It was very difficult to pay even Rs. 10/ per week. We didn’t have any earnings at that time. We got ready to take a risk for our future and we took loan from our Ayalkkoottam, Rs. 1000/- per head. We started with 95 cent farm. We got Rs. 20108 as profit and could return the loan. We restarted our agriculture in 1 acre – tapioca and banana, took loan and gold loan. Mrs. Philomina’s elder son is mentally retard, she had took personal loan for 5% interest while her son was admitted in hospital. At that time, our CDS chairperson Mrs. Sobha Sasi helped us to take loan from bank. We made tapioca and banana chips and got more profit from it.

Next year we increased the farm area and took loan of Rs. 200000/- We became earning members of our families and help our families for our children’s studies, hospital needs and other things. We can sell pure vegetables, rice and other products to JLG markets and other people. We can do these things with the help of Jilla mission’s interestless loan. We would like to thank to Jilla Mission in this occasion. We are selling cowpea for Rs. 60/- per kilogram. We have different types of banana farms also. We are doing our works as unity. Now we have new dreams and hopes.

Daya JLG Updated On 2017-12-18

District: Kozhikode

Block: Koduvally

Panchayath: Madavoor

Name of JLG: Daya

Area under cultivation: 7.5acre

Major crops: Banana, vegatables, tapioca, ginger, turmeric.

Rural indian is known for its rustic beauty and cultural life that amazes not just the subcontinent but the entire world, but it filled with stories of oppression and neglect faced by women, its not just a piece of information worth spreading, its a happening that needs to be celebrated.

Here is the succesful story of women empowerment. Dhaya is registered as jlg unit in Madavoor grama Panchayath in koduvally block in Kozhikode district.The unit members joined kudumbashree in 2004.The unit has given their life to excel their work in the field of agriculture from 2010.The journey began with the formation of jlg named DHAYA, the five members group Nadeera (sec), Subaida (pres), Raseena, Rashidha, Hajara started their life journey. Facing of many life challenges they have gained immense knowledge in the field of agriculture. All the field operation starting right from land preparation to harvest is done by group members collectively. This helps in developing a sisterhood relationship among the members.

In 2010, 5 persons joined together to do cultivation.They did vegetable cultivation in 50cents, Banana in 4acres (Nendran variety in 3acres & Mysoor variety in 1acre), tapioca in 2acres which is intercultivated with ginger and turmeric.

The major challenges they have faced were the incidence of disease and pests, lack of water in summer months, poor market conditions, lack of machinery and infrastructure etc. Block coordinator from Kudumbashree district mission under MKSP project has given valuable information about the technical and financial assistance provided by Kudumbashree (fund for machinery through FFC, loans, incentives), through the frequent support the unit was able to prepare organic fertilizers and organic products. This unit provided with 3lakhs of loan amount from union bank of Kunnamanglam branch to improve their cultivation.

The pre-onam markets, onam markets, weekly markets and local markets brought them a large opportunity to improve the sales income. They are planning to cultivate cool season crops and also thinking to extent the area of cultivation.

Dalia JLG Updated On 2017-12-17

District : Ernakulam

CDS : Kavalangadu

JLG: Dalia

Crops: Tapioca, paddy, vegetables and Banana

Kavalangadu is an agriculture area. The CDS gave more prominence to the collective farming sector because they have good agricultural practice. Number of successful women farmers is in the CDS. Dalia is one of the best performed JLG in the CDS. This group was started in the year 2011 at the leadership of Smt.Fousia, she is very active lady and also actively participated in all the Kudumbashree activities because when she became the part of Kudumbashree her life will changed.

Fousia is from a very orthodox Muslim family and she has not get any support from their family for this kind of collective activities at the same tie she had financial crisis. Fousia and 4 other members were started collective farming in one-acre land in banana cultivation. The first attempt became success that will gave positive energy among the members. Gradually they got benefit from the farming and they extended the farming in additional3 acres like tapioca, paddy, vegetables. They took loan from the bank many times they got Kudumbashree supports like farming incentives and interest subsidy.

Today they have improved their standard of living through this farming and also they started to do one value addition unit related to agri products.

Karunya JLG Updated On 2017-12-16

District : Palakkad

Block : Kuzhalmannam

Panchayat : Thenkurissi

JLG : Karunya

Crops : Plantain, Paddy and Vegetables.

Team Karunya has established their group in 2012. Started farming with paddy in 3.5 acres. Team Karunya, becomes heroes by building success in fallow lands. They started plantain farming, and cultivating banana in 1.5 acres of fallow land. It was an amazing effort by them, because the land was that much unusable for farming, especially for vegetables. That makes team Karunya different. They are one of the important pillar of making the ‘Annam’ rice, the own rice brand of Kudumbashree, Palakkad.

Karunya JLG affiliated under Thenkurissi CDS in Kuzhalmannam Block Panchayath. This JLG was formed by 6 energetic women, among them Mrs. Kamalakshi elected as President and Mrs. Radha as Secretary and Mrs. Rema, Mrs. Devaki, Mrs. Thankamani and Mrs Janu performs as members as well. They found market for their product through Kudumbashree markets, Annam Rice and they have their own permanent customers. In vegetables the name Karunya JLG is trusted more than anything in the surroundings of Thenkurissi, because of the purity.

Each members of this JLG, are familiar face on the trainings and workshops on agricultural topics, conducted by Kudumbashree and Krishibhavan. They are that much curious in developing their knowledge in the field of farming. The greenish fields protected by them, creating another model for a glorious empowered women group. These fallow land made their life greenish. This fallow lands given them new visions of optimism and confidence.

Kudumbashree was the motivation force, through useful trainings and workshops. By these trainings they could gather new knowledge and advanced information about agriculture. Kudumbashree was the helping hand by providing financial assistance to build a beautiful group.