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Natural Resource Management

Inauguration Ceremony

The inauguration program was held at Puthuppady training centre on 20th August 2013 and about 225 people from 14 villages of both Puthuppady and Kodencherry Panchayaths attended. Msgr. Mathew Mavelil, the President of COD inaugurated the meeting. Mr. K.A. Sebastian, the State officer of Caritas India, Fr. Roy Thekkumkattil, the Director COD and Fr. Sijo Pulimoottil, Assistant Director COD were delivered the speeches. Mr.Joy K.C, the People’s Organization Coordinator, and two people’s representatives also were present in the meeting. After the inaugural ceremony Mr. B.M. Muhammad, District Deputy Director of Agriculture handed one hour session on Organic vegetable cultivation.

Activities of the project

Formation and development of Joint Liability Groups(JLG)

Training and seminars

Rain pits,Construction of stone bunds, Planting Trees

Bio farming, Compost units, Vegetable Cultivation,

Food processing, Market, Application of organic pesticides

Project Orientation Meetings

After the inauguration of the project, we conducted 28 Project Orientation Meetings in 14 villages which has included in Kodencherry and Puthuppady Grama Panchayaths to give awareness to farmers about the aim of COD through the accomplishment of this project. It stimulated the farmers to carry out complete organic farming in their farm fields by gave up all types of artificial methods. To propagate our ideas of FRAMES we could conduct orientation classes on the following 14 villages:

Villages

Nellipoyil

Thusharagiri

Chembukadavu

Manjumala

Thottumuzhi

Chooramunda

Paramala

Nooramthodu

Kuppayakkode

Puthuppady

Chippilithodu

Valliyadu

Mylellampara

Kakkavayal


Through these orientation seminars we could share our knowledge with 618 farmers and their families about the ways of development through agricultural sustainability. Fr. Sijo Pulimmoottil (Asst. Director), Mr. Joy. K.C, the Project Co-ordinator and Mr. Jills Thomas (SAFP Co-ordinator) lead the classes. Among these 618 farmers,78 eligible people were selected as their leaders to participate in the Lead Farmers Training programs

Lead Farmers Training Programme

COD conducted 3 days trainings for the selected 78 farmers’ leaders. The first training was held on January 7th, and the second and third programmes were held on the two consecutive days of February on 12th and 13th at Puthuppady training centre. Mr. P. Vikraman (Rtd. Joint Agricultural Director), D.M. Muhammad (District Deputy Director of Agriculture), Mr. T.K. Naseer (Agricultural officer of Kattipara Krishi Bhavan) were the resource persons on these days. 70 Leaders from the farmers groups participated in the meeting. Mr. P. Vikraman took classes on ‘Skill training on bio pesticides and fungicides’; D.M. Muhammad on ‘Integrated pest management and crop management’ and Mr. T.K. Naseer on ‘Soil fertility management’.

Social Security

In order to improve the medical care and to provide support to the community COD Started health insurance policies from its beginning onwards. The cost of maintaining health is exorbitantly on increase these days. The general health situation of the people is deteriorating everyday with the reappearances of deadly diseases .These diseases are taking many precious lives and the poor people without proper income are facing the acute adverse effects as they find no means to meet the cost of health care. Social security or micro insurance programmes provide medical claim benefits and life coverage against the increasing vulnerabilities of the people. The major players for supporting the social security schemes during the year are LIC of India, National Insurance Company limited etc. When the financial need comes in medical side ie; some unpredictable incidences occurs we require unexpected expenses. In such situations the health insurance policy of COD provides financial relief to the individual.

Health Insurance

Insurance scheme was started in COD in the year 2000, it is easy accessible to the rural people. In the beginning ,health insurance plan was started in collaboration with the national insurance company in 2000.