Eroor Cooperative bank grows sunflower, medicinal plants
Anchal (Kollam): The sunflower cultivation on the terrace of Eroor Service Co-operative Bank with the aim of distributing sunflower seedlings has become a success. For the last two years, the bank has been cultivating various crops on the terrace and the leased land nearby. This year, they aimed at producing sunflower seedlings.
Last year, marigolds and sunflowers were cultivated at Archal under the leadership of the bank. The goal was to collect sunflower seeds. Initially, the seeds were brought from Tamil Nadu for cultivation. But this time, the seeds were collected and cultivated here. Due to Covid restrictions, the arrival of flowers from Tamil Nadu declined last year.
Seedlings of sunflower are in great demand. Hence, the officials have started farming on the bank terrace. Countless medicinal herbs are also common in the bank premises including the ‘Dasapushpam’ (10 sacred flowers) are also cultivated. The bank officials said that 108 medicinal plants also have been cultivated on the bank premises as part of the Subhiksha Keralam project.