In this post, we have got for you all a small tale of those Kerala women farmers who turned a village into a flowerbed. They tell us that one just needs sheer determination to achieve something in life.
Here’s a story of those women who couldn’t sit idle in the lockdown and hence made most of their time to earn a livelihood and making their village beautiful. We are talking about Kerala women farmers who turned a village into a flowerbed.
When the lockdown was enforced due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, women of Chennam Pallippuram gram panchayat decided to start farming. It was flower farming that gave employment to almost 340 women.
The farmers, who are the beneficiaries of the MNREGA programme under the Subhiksha Kerala Project, filled the village with enchanting flowers. From marigold and oleander to jasmine, every ward of the panchayat is now blooming with flowers.
The women of the village cultivate flowers in a total of 85 acres of land across 17 wards. The panchayat has set up a 20-member team of women for cultivation in each ward.
Kerala women farmers who turned a village into a flowerbed is an inspiration
After seeing these women decorating the village by flower farming, residents in various wards are also keen to join them.
As a result, the panchayat authorities are also planning to start vegetable cultivation in the second phase.
The flowers produced by the farmers have a good demand in the market for temple rituals and other functions like weddings.
Presently, each woman working in the fields gets Rs 300 per day.