Farmers FIRST Program - Harvest festival of ‘Sreyas’ and traditional ‘ Navara’ Paddy

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One of the interventions of the FFP being implemented by ICAR CPCRI is the drudgery reduction of women farmers and food grain production for self sufficiency. The harvest festivals marked by the participation and involvement of women farmers, people’s representatives and public in general. Harvests of Sreyas cultivated by 5 women self help groups (SHGs) and Navara, the traditional variety of Kerala state used for ayurvedic treatment and a short duration crop cultivated in Ward I, X and XIX wards of the FFP.  The inaugurations of the harvests were done by Sri. Bibin C. Babu ,President, Muthukulam Block Panchayath , Mr. V. Prabhakaran, President,    Pathiyoor, Mr. Prakash, Ward Member (X)   & Mr. V. Krishnakumar, Head, ICAR CPCRI,  Regional Station, Kayamkulam. The observations and crop cutting of the respective plots were documented.

The women groups – Chaithanya, Pratheeksha, Avanthika, Sreebhagya   Kalindi, & Gramadeepam - were involved in this programme. The traditional varieties are cultivated entirely with organic inputs.  Block Panchayath members, progressive farmers, representatives of farm labourers and other farmers were present in the programme.



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