Reviving farming in 300 acres of fallow land in Kerala

December 1, 2016 0 Comments

With the expected participation of around 2,000 workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the Cheruvannur panchayat will venture into paddy farming in 300 acres of its kole land at Avalapandi on December 3.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will launch the project, which is claimed to be the first of its kind in the State where a panchayat is allowed to employ MGNREGS workers for farming. Mission Perambra, a local development project initiated with the cooperation of various local bodies in the Perambra Assembly Constituency, is supporting the venture.