Smt. Shashikala, resident of yaliyoor of Shira taluk, is a member of SKDRDP since 10 years. Initially with a loan of Rs. 10,000 from Pragathi Nidhi she started mat business and gradually she borrowed Rs. 50,000 and then Rs. 1,00,000 loan and invested to improve her agriculture. She attends Jnanavikasa program, learnt about floriculture and started farming carnival, along with that she grows chilly, brinjal and other vegetables. She prays to Lord Manjunatha Swami for good profit.