Farming changed our life Updated On 2017-12-05
Name of JLG: Krishna JLG
Number of members: 6
Ezhupunna village is in Pattanakad block which is loacted in the northern side of Alappuzha district, this village is having a very proud history. Sruthi the NHG in Ezhupunna was the stepping stone of five women innovative farmers.
We were only just being a part of Kudumbasree NHG until 2010. But by understanding the value of agriculture after attending many training sessions we decided to form a JLG. We the six members, Preethy Jyothis, Leela Bhaskaran, Rakthamma Vijayan, Renuka Vasudean, Chinnama George and Rosamma Thomas of Sruthi NHG hence formed as Krishna JLG.
We began cultivation in one acre of land. The land we have was barren but our strong determination to gain success we made the land fruitful through our hardwork. We first cultivated vegetables like ladisfinger, cowpea, snake gourd etc.. Through the great co-ordination between the members we were able to get more yield than we expected. This result gave us more strength and inspiration to farm more and gain more.
It is the era of innovative farming so we also directed our path to such innovative ideas. We first thought of constructing a polyhouse but the intial cost of setting up of such construction was very huge for we starters. So hence we decided to move on with rainshelter.
Kudumbasree FFC helped us to make our dream come true. We shared our concept of setting up of rainshelter with them and with their help we build a rainshelter in five cents. We got financial support from banks and Krishibhavans. In the rainshelter we first tried ladiesfinger that was huge success and next we tried cowpea and next snake gourd and that goes on....