'Team Bedakam' to set a new model Updated On 2022-09-29
'Team Bedakam' is to set a new model by securing 28 acres of cultivable land to set up a Model Agri Village at Kasaragod. 6000 NHG members have joined together to gift a Model Agri Village that consists of high-tech farms, huts, convention centres, training centres and model farms to Kasaragod district.
Team Bedakam Kudumbashree Agro Farmers Producer Company was formed just six months ago and acquired 28 acres of land for this purpose. They also cleaned their company premises at Anandamadam in Vattamthatta in a celebratory ceremony held on 22 September 2022. More than 2000 women from 350 NHGs in Bedakam had gathered together that day to clean the place. Team Bedakam Kudumbashree Agro Farmers Producer Company was started under the leadership of Bedaduka CDS with the help of Bedaduka Gram Panchayat and Kudumbashree Kasaragod District Mission. Only the members of the 350 NHGs in Bedakam are the shareholders. Rs 1000 was charged for the share.
The master plan of the Model Agri Village has been prepared. The activities will start as soon as the registration is completed. The company has taken up the 'Koodum Kozhiyum' Project (Nest and Chicken Project) and distribution of egg chickens in Panchayats across the district and is now successfully implementing the same. Also, initiatives such as model farms, hybrid plant nurseries and the production of bio-fertilizer etc are being taken forward.
The company is moving forward with the efforts to directly collect fruits and vegetables from the farmers of the district and bring them to the market, by equipping them with an excellent cooling system, within the next three months. It is also aimed to carry out activities including meat processing units and branding.
Shri. Siji Mathew, President, Karadukka Block Panchayath inaugurated the forest clearing program. Shri. A. Madhava, Vice President, Bedaduka Panchayath presided over the function. Ms. M. Dhanya, Panchayath President, Shri. VC. H Iqbal, Assistant District Mission Coordinator, Kudumbashree Kasaragod District Mission, Adv. C Ramachandran, Member, District Planning Committee, Ms. K. Ramani, Vice President, Block Panchayath, Ms. Savithri Balan, Member, Block Panchayath, Shri. T. Varadaraj, Chairman, Panchayath Standing Committee, Ms. Latha Gopi, Ms. Vasanthakumari, Ms. E. Padmavathi, Former Panchayath President, Shri. M Anandan, Shri. E Kunjiiraman and Shri. K. Manikandan spoke at the function. Ms. Gulabi, CDS Chairperson welcomed the gathering and Shri. Shivan Choorikkod delivered the vote of thanks.