Pooja JLG Updated On 2018-01-10
District : Kollam
Block : Vettikavala
Panchayat : Vettikavala
Crop Cultivating : Tuber crops, Vegetables, Banana.
JLG formed : Pooja JLG
Number of members : 4
Area of cultivation : 4 acre
Aswathi L is one of the member in pooja JLG, belongs to vettikavala gram panchayat Kollam district. She was borne in a family having agricultural back ground. Her father was a farmer, he use to teach her the practice of cultivation. She married a man who always engage in agricultural activities in own and lease land so she forced to work in field inorder to help him. She found a great success in thefield that made her more interest in helping her husband. From the experience in the field she started to cultivate Banana, Tuber crops and vegetable in their own land of 2 acres. She understood agriculture is a good livelihood, She also realized she could grow her own nutritional vegetables that they could incorporate into their diet. She joined in Kudumbashree and enters into a JLG as one of the four members and did farming in 4 acres of land. The group were able to made their family self-sufficient, The group could contribute food security in house hold through good farming practices. Farming practices help Aswathi and family to save day to day expenses in purchasing vegetables.
Support from Kudumbashree : Got training for different cultivational practices. Got support from Kudumbashree in form of Interest subsidy and Incentives and found a better way to sell their agricultural products.
Award : Best JLG award from Kudumbashree in 2017