Community Development Activities - Agro Industries

Year

Name of the Project

Activities carried out

1994-1995

Upgrading the Techniques of Fibre extraction and product making from Banana and agave for income generation to women – DST, New Delhi

-Contacted the Fibre extracting  artisans to find out the  drawbacks prevailing in the

   existing system and discussed  for eradication of the  drawbacks.

-Contacted the local machine  fabricating unit and fabricated some machines for   

   reducing the  drudgery with the advise and  guidance of a team of experts.

-Tested the fabricated machines  for performance and effected  necessary

   modifications.

-Using the machines different   occupations of fabricating fibre  from Banana and  

   agave were   done.

-Processed the extracted Fibre  and different color pigments were effected in the

   Fibre.

-Different types of articles were  fabricated using the Fibre.

-A few of the Fibre artisans were called demonstrated the  activities.

1994-1995 

      &                 1995-1996

Evolving Techniques concentrating Palm juice (NEERA) by Membrane filtration and preservation. – DST, New Delhi.

-The equipments and machines  needed for the experiment were  installed.

-Experimentation work started as  per the objectives.

-Experiments were conducted to  optimize the specific application  of membrane

  system and process parameter.

-Experiments were conducted  using micro filtration unit and Reserve Osmosis

  System of  membrane filtration and listed  out the findings.

-The artisans were demonstrated  the development of the  experiments in

  preservation of  Neera using membrane  filtration.

1994-1995    

        &

1995-1996

Innovating Rain Resisting mud block construction by utilizing locally available raw materials and non energy consumed additives in Kanyakumari District. – DST, New Delhi

-Conducted soil testing and finalized soil.

-Experiments conducted for preparing mud blocks under the following soil compositions.

 1. Red soil with coir pith

 2. Red soil, sand and coir pith

 3. Red soil , sand and fine  quality coir pith

 4. Red soil, sand, cement and fine coir pith.

-Mud blocks were prepared using the equipment already  arranged and cured.

-Optimized the fineness of coir pith for surface coating.

-After the pre testing of the  innovative mud block  demonstrated it to the local

 masons.

-House construction activities were carried out for resistance and compressive strength.

1997-1998

Optimizing the techniques of Palm Juice candy preparation and providing more income generation opportunities to women. – DST, New Delhi.

-Primary arrangements such as  data collection regarding candy  production techniques, procured  equipments, raw materials, required for the training etc

 were done.

-The trainees for the program  were selected.

-Conducted the experiment and  optimized some of the  parameters such as PH, Brix,  Heating temperature, Time of  crystallization etc.

-Training conducted to the  selected trainees in candy  production process.

-The trainees were motivated to  organize themselves for  establishing collective

 production units for gainful  employment.

2000-2001 

     &

2001-2002

Vermi Composting project.

-CAPART, Govt of India – New Delhi.

-Demonstration compost pit had  been constructed at the training centre Thalakulam.

-Trainees were selected and  awareness generation on vermin  compost were provided through  seminars.

-The site for the construction of  compost pits to the selected beneficiaries were finalized.

-Constructed the compost pits in  the beneficiaries premises.

-Prepared vermin compost by the beneficiaries and used as  manure in their own fields.

2001-2002 

      & 2002-2003

Optimizing Ginger Grass extract distillation techniques for income generation to weaker selection –                         DST, New Delhi.

-Pre arrangements such as  visiting some distillation  centres, selection of

 experimental site, establishing  arrangements for  experimentation were done.

-Trainees were selected in  coordination with SHGs of  different villages.

-Trained the trainees about the distillation process.

-Installed 3 demonstration units  in different locations for demonstration.

-Motivation trainings were  provided for group formation.

-Camps were organized for marketing and entrepreneurial  skill development.

-Linkage were developed for financial support.

2002-2003

Non-Edible Oil project

-Investigated the resources  available in the field area  untapped.

-Participated in two workshops  conducted by CTD, a New  Delhi based NGO.

-Conducted the marketing  survey of the collected oil seeds.

2005-2006

     To          

2007-2008

Sustainable improved technology package for value addition in extraction of oil and products evolved through AICP on Non-Edible oil Modal project in Kanyakumari District – DST, New Delhi.

-Preliminary activities such as  site selection staff selection,  layout for nodal plant

 commissioning were done.

-Networking of local parameters  for collection of raw materials  and process were undertaken.

-Machines were procured and  installed in the work shed  constructed.

-Collected raw materials and  stated the expeller for the oil  extraction and also the filter press.

-Trail extraction had been done  to optimize different parameters  of processing, economics etc.

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