Millets Sowing is done at Kookan and Padikka kanadam Paddy Fields in Ooramana village in Ramamangalam Panchayat –Ernakulam District
As suggested by the government of India , United Nation’s FAO—Food & Agricultural Organization as declared the year 2023 as the International Year of millets ( IYOM). The newly formed Global Millets Foundation ( GMF) jointly with Kisan Service Society (KSS) of India, took up the first millets cultivation at Ooramana village at the Kookan and Padikkakandam rice fields today .The function was attended by large number of farmers and the stakeholders of KSS and GMF.
The meeting was chaired by the Local KSS president Mr. Anil Vadakkedam and addressed by Dr. KM George, Mr. Joy Mookenthottam—Pala, Mr. AM Muhammed former IG of CRPF , Mr. Nasar Ezhutenikkad, Mr. MA Joy and Mr. Aby Kuriakose.
The seed sowing was performed by Mr. AM Muhammed , Mr. Joy Mookenthottam, Dr. KM George, Mr. TP Kuriakose , Mr.Anil Vadkkedam, Mrs Kunju mole Yesudas, MA Joy and Mrs. Ally Kuriakose.
The seeds of little millet ( Chamaa), Finger millet ( Raggi), Fox tail millets( Thinna) were sown.