Green dream of a group of women Updated On 2017-11-25
District : Kozhikode
Name of JLG : Oruma
Total No. of Members : 5
Name of members : Beena Madol, Radha, K, Sarojini, Cheeru P.V, Beena k
Affiliation number : G110307/03/10/16
Block : Kunnummal
Panchayath : Velom
Total area of cultivation: 12 acres
In this era all commodity products have many sort of poisoned arrows mainly in vegetable cultivation. Through this phrase from Velom panchayath, a bestowed village in Kozhikode district, a group of ladies including 5 women who gathered and think about organic farming. We know in every aspect of group is mainly lay on one hand that is Beena Madol, who is the master leader of this massive group, and they perpetually think that there is no use to be idle and round on the cabin of kitchen in their houses, after all ladies shows us how to get empowered by one and each through Kudumbashree, Kudumbashree cut the right path towards them.
This group was formed in 2010 and they were concentrating in goat farming. Then they decided to expand their work in vegetable cultivation also. Presently they are cultivating banana in 2.5 acres of land, rice in 5 acres, turmeric in 2 acres, elephant foot yam in 2 acres, vegetable in 50 cents which they are getting ready to extend to 5 acres. They will start cultivating rice in 12 acres of land from next season. Vegetables they are cultivating include bhendi, brinjal, cowpea, snake gourd, ash gourd, bitter gourd, chilli, amaranth etc. For all these crops they are using high yielding variety seeds only. In addition to that they are using biocontrol agents like Pseudomonas and Trichoderma, organic manures like vermicompost, neem cake, cowdung slurry, farm yard manure, EM compost, fish and fish amino acid, jeevamrutham etc. They are much aware about the new techniques in agriculture sector and they are practicing it in the field. For integrated disease and pest management, they use different types of traps, cultural practices, biofertilizers, tobacco decoction, papaya leaf extract etc. In addition to this, they are using Red ant, Oecophylla smaragdina in their field to manage the insect pests in cowpea which is an indigenous technical knowledge in Malabar area. It is a proven augmentative biological control. This group is running a goat farm very successfully in which they are following broiler goat farming method developed by KVK Peruvannamuzhi. They are experts in mushroom cultivation, dairy farming, poultry etc also.
Support from Kudumbashree:
Kudumbashree District mission has sanctioned and disbursed area incentive and interest subsidy eligible to them which helps them to improve the farming activities.
Aspi research and development foundation- National award for est vegetable farming group- second best group – 2012, Velom Krishibhavan- Best JLG award - 2012, 2013, Best master farmer- Beena Madol-2013,Velom Panchayath- Best JLG award - 2015, Kudumashree District Mission - Best JLG Award in ‘Nattupacha’ Pre onam market 2017