The area selected for the MEDP has a great potential of mushroom cultivation. We have mobilized 8 SHGs in the surrounding areas. The evaluation meetings of the SHG groups at the initial stage suggested about the particular sector and we had analysed the trade with some experts. They had suggested the importance of the programme and adequate generation of employment and economy. So this particular sector was selected. Thus, Chethana has applied for the MEDP on Mushroom Cultivation at NABARD on the year 2012.

On 2nd of March 2012, we have selected 30 candidates for the SDI on Candle Making programme. The SDI Candle Making programme was inaugurated by Mr. V. Mohanan, AGM, NABARD. The Chethana director Fr. Jose Venmalottu presided over the meeting. Fr. Augustine Vazhavila and Fr. Binny Nedumpurath felicitated the meeting. Ms. Saramma Babykuttan welcomed the gathering and Mr. Jittu J. Thomas, programme Coordinator proposed the Vote of Thanks. From the 1st day onwards after the inauguration