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

Reshmi JLG Updated On 2018-01-09

District :Thrissur

Panchayath : Parapookkara

JLG : Reshmi

Year of Formation : 29/7/2010

Area Under Cultivation : 7 Acre

Members : 4

Contact Number : 9946736253

Description about the group : Mulangu a small village located at Parapookkara Gramapanchayath. Majority of the peoples lives with farming. Anne ,Omana ,Sisly, Mary started cultivation before the concept of JLG comes as sangakrishi . As they started cultivation they do not know how to cultivate and lost their money . But they take more area and cultivate with the knowledge get from previous year. Now they take care of animals and make organic manure for farming. Cow,goat,chickens are rare in large numbers. Banana the major crop and vegetables like cowpea, chilly are grown seasonally.

Income :

  • Total expense - 831350
  • Total sales -1297200
  • Profit - 465850
Triveni JLG Updated On 2018-01-08

District : Thrissur

Panchayath : Karalam


Year of Formation: 6/10/2017

Area Under Cultivation : 7.5 Acre

Members : 4

Contact Number : 9207290543

Description about the group : A group named Triveni leads the agricultural activities in Karalam ,the land of farmers . Chindha, Sheeja, Bindhu, Jeeja the four farmers in this group who worked hard on soil to lead a good life . As they are coming from an old farmers family they are interested in farming .Rice and vegetables are cultivated in 7.5 acre of land. Due to the hard working mentality of the people they earn more money and good life . As they work hard other expenses like wage for labour is vey low.

Income : They told me that their total expense for cultivating 6 acre of rice is 1.5lakhs and their earning is 3lakhs .They got double their capital due to their hard working. They got incentive and other subsidy from Kudumbashree and krishibhavan.

Navaneetham JLG Updated On 2018-01-07

District : Thrissur

Panchayath : Parapookkara

JLG : Navaneetham

Year of Formation : 2010

Area Under Cultivation : 7 Acre Banana And 2.5 Acre Vegetables

Members : 4

Contact Number : 9995994170

Description about the group : Parapookkara is an ideal panchayath for farming.  Most of the people live with farming. Navaneetham   jlg formed on 2010 and all the members are lived with farming. All the time they are in the field  and work hard  for  good  life .Due  to hard working  they get more money ,good life status, respect and honour  from others  .Banana is the main crop cultivated  by them and they make the by products   seasonally. Jeeva foods made by them are very popular and   got high rate also since it was a Kudumbashree product. One of them does catering work also.  This group got many awards from panchayath and krishibhavan.


  • Total  expense -1650000
  • Total  sales -2100000
  • Profit -450000
Hima JLG Updated On 2018-01-06

Name of the Farmer : Leelamma

District : Kollam

Block : Chavara

Panchayat : Chavara

Crop Cultivating : Tuber crops, Vegetables , Banana, cool season vegetables and other fruit crops.

JLG formed : Hima JLG

Number of members : 4 (Leelamma, Alice, Vijayakumari, Renjini)

Area of cultivation : 1acre 20 cents

Successful Farming

Agriculture can be consider as a successful livelihood option. These thought created a new path in lelamma’s life. Lelamma is a retried Headmistress borne in a family having well agricultural background , so from child hood itself a spark of interest in farming fell in her mind. Due to lack of time she kept her wish aside and she couldn’t give much importance in agriculture during her work period in school. Lelamma never wish to waste her precious time. After retirement, in utilization of time she put up her field of interest in agriculture and found a great success. In between this she heard about the kudumbasree NHG and she joined in a group named “ Saptasree”. From their she could get idea about some schemes introduced by kudumbasree related to agriculture, so she formed a JLG with four women members named “ Hima” JLG. They got training from Kudumbasree in coordination with Krishibhavan about different agricultural strategies from sowing to harvesting and marketing . The group attended every classes conducted by agricultural department and from their they got idea about different season required for different crops as well as different pest and disease control methods for each crops. Lelamma use to take class for NHG members to make them to know the importance of organic farming. She use to sell her product in Neighbourhood, relatives and nearby markets after completing her family needs. Recently she owned 1acre 20cents of land and she utilize the whole land for cultivating Coconut, Banana, Yam, Colocasia, Tapiocca, and Vegetables. In addition to the land she also doing Terrace farming for crops like fashion fruits and cool season vegetable like carrot, Beetroot, Cabbage, Cauliflower and Capsicum. She could maintain a very beautiful and happy life from the profit earned by her in agriculture.

Award : Best organic vegetable farmer award from Chavara Grampanchayat in 2016-2017.

Jai Kisan JLG Updated On 2018-01-05

District: Thrissur

CDS: Puthur

JLG: Jai Kisan

Year of Formation: 2012

Area under Cultivation: 6 Acre

Crop(S): Bitter guard, Snake Guard, Green Pea, Pumpkin Ash guard, Bottle guard and Banana

Members : Lissie Cherian, Sathi Pushpakaran, Girija Krishnankutty, Shantha C C

The Jai Kisan group which was registered under Puthur CDS of Thrissur district is working since 2012. As a pilot project they started by leasing 50 cents of land. With the right attitude and approach they managed to make a pleasant profit. This made them to think bigger. Now they are cultivating around eight acres of land. With the help of Kudumbashree, they managed to get loans and incentives. They got different trainings too from Krishibhavan as well as from Kudumbashree. They are cultivating all types of Vegetables and banana. They cultivated almost one and half tones of vegetable during last season besides banana.

In their 6 acres of land, they are cultivating different types ofvegetables and banana. 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. They are also selected as best JLG group and best master farmer under Polivu festival.

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.