Bamboo sheath cups and plates Training cum production

It is our last 5years effort. We started making 4.5″ cups only with Bamboo sheath. With the help of M/s Annapurna Cottage Industries Repudi Desinga Raj now we are proud to share that we are able to make 8″ and 11″ (Baffe) plate’s with Bamboo sheath and also trying to make design with leaf on plates. These are samples only. We are launching production from October, 2019 from our Production cum Training Center, Tellavarigudem. [seed-dst]

Madhu Decorticator: A sign of smile on tribal women, children and an old women – [SEED-DST]

We are very happy to share these photos and video. Because I have observed the drudgery of work facing by tribal women, Children and old women from picking of Mohva seeds to extraction of Oil. They have to go into forest and fields – podo lands to pick the seeds (sometimes birds help them by eating fruit and let the seed fall on ground) otherwise women have to beat the branches or fruit to get it on ground. They carry seeds to their home on head loads, later they sit under a shade tree and start beating each seed to get rind removed. It will take whole day 6 to 8 hours for debarking of seeds collected in one day [this machine takes only 15 minutes to finish the job] I have been trying to find some solution for this since last 7 years with the support of Keystone foundation then Tribes India TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs.. We made a lot of improvements/modifications to machine and named as MADHU DECORTICATOR. And Demonstrating the Machine in season of Mohva Seed in villages.This year we got support from SEED Division of DST and distributed 5 machines on 5th of June 2019. Today I visited the 4 villages to check whether machines are useful or not. Significantly we found that people are enjoying job with machines. We thankful to Keystone foundation, TRIFED and DST.
We request all development departments to check the function of the machine and provide 2 machines to each tribal village for getting more production of Mohva seed and timely extraction of valuable Oil.

Market at Lothugadda junction [ Every Tuesday] 30.4.2019.

This one bundle of Adda leaf she sold @ Rs.270/-
Middle man [Crowd holding the bundles] or 2nd users who resale in cities or make leaf plate on their own bargain for low price pressurize and confuse them to get at low price.
One basket of Tamarind cost Rs.1500/- [Seeded]
Each heap of any vegetable cost Rs.20/- . very cheap and very fresh.

Monthly review meeting at Intalurivaagu [05.5.2019] PNF

Review meeting of Mothugudem area 3 villagers participated: Discussed about Value addition to Adda leaf -Biodegradable plate, processing of Fox tail Millet, Process of obtaining CFRA- Training to youth on leadership qualities.
Mr. Vanthala Prasad with a model CFRA manual prepared by ITDA, Bhadrachalam [Mr. G.Suresh] for Yerragondapakala village.

My Old memories working with Chaitanya Shravanthi, Gudem 1983.

A Teak Plantation on route from Chintapalli to Gudem – snow at 7.45am on April 30th
Gudem entering
Mess for all staff members called as “ANNAPURNA” 1985
Ratchabanda : Quite a number of training’s and meetings from local to central level were organized on this Ratcha banda.
Mr. Laikon, He joined as assistant to Sri. Gopalrao garu, incharge of dairy unit. still he is with organization
Colleagues me, Sankuraiah and Laikon
Ratcha Banda and two Jack-fruit trees.
Training – accommodation center.
Directors house: Mrs. V.B. Mani used stay in this house. I have written a number of proposals, reports here in this beautiful house along with Sri. V.B.Chandrasekharan [My guru]
GOLGHAR [Round house] meant for women workers meetings and office purpose. but less used.
Our Chaitanya Shravanti Office. I am used sleep in this office along with Mr. V.Ramesh after working late nights up to 12.30 tallying accounts, sometimes typing proposals etc; etc;.
Late Mani memorial

LEGAL AWARENESS PROGRAMME at VODIYA CAMP 28th March, 2019.

Legal Awareness Programme organized at Vodiya Camp on 28th March, 2019. Sri. Baalu Akkisa, President, Centre for Rights attended the meeting as Resource person. CFRA,FRA, MGNREGA, RTI, RTE, PESA and other related acts, laws, rules explained to the community. 57 members from 6 villages attended the meeting. Local issues were discussed and planed to work together for getting resolved.

Leaf cup, plate making training at RTP-NIRDPR,Hyd

19 women members identified from 4 villages of SEED DIVISION Project brought to Rural Technology Park, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayath Raj, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad for training on Leaf cup, Plate making. The training organized in collaboration with RTP-NIRDPR from 23rd to 25th January, 2019. Participant beneficiaries are very happy to spend 3 days in such a sophisticated institute and interaction with different kinds of people from various countries who have been attending different courses in the Institute. Trainees are equipped with required skill to manufacture Bamboo sheath, Adda Leaf, Moduga leaf cups plates and marketing. This training is conducted by M/s Annapurna Cottage Industries, Hyderabad. They promised to buy finished or stitched cups, plates from the trainees.