A farmers club has been formed under the aegis of the Vengeri ‘Niravu’ residential forum here on the New Year day of the Malayalam Calendar on Saturday. District collector C.A. Latha inaugurated the club by releasing the logo of the club during a function at the urban agricultural wholesale market at Vengeri here.

The club will implement different agricultural projects with financial assistance from the National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) through the Thamarasseri branch of the Federal Bank, said the forum members in a release here.

The club will be an informal group of farmers formed to propagate the principle of ‘Development through credit,’ emphasizing the need for usage of credit effectively in a scientific manner to increase agriculture production and productivity.

According to the project coordinator of the club Babu Parambath, the club has already decided to take up different projects encompassing organic farming, biodiversity conservation, energy conservation, value added products from agricultural products, protection of indigenous cattle breeds, fish, goat and poultry farms as well as farm visits.

Federal Bank Zonal Head K.R. Vijayakumar, regional head K. Radhakrishnan, chief manager M. Ajith Kumar, agriculture joint director P.K. Ranjini novelist P. Valsala and Niravu president P.P. Mohanan among others were present on the occasion.

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