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.