Hand pounding of rice is preferred for its nutritional value. But it involves manual labour. The machine developed only removes the husk by cold milling. Innovation retains bran in rice. Machine works on single phase and rigid for rural areas.

Innovation is rice dehusking machine. It is of 15-20 kg per hr capacity and work on single phase. It can be purchased by women SHG. Such group can sell brown rice. Instead of present practice of polishing of rice in bulk quantity. New innovation will make it feasible to process in small quantity.
Innovation is rice dehusking machine. It is of 15-20 kg per hr capacity and work on single phase. It can be purchased by women SHG. Such group can sell brown rice. Instead of present practice of polishing of rice in bulk quantity. New innovation will make it feasible to process in small quantity.
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In stages, so far we have installed 15 machines in the field. Based on the feedback, machine is standardized. We entered into agreement with M/S Climbers Systems for production and commercialization of machine. Looking support to launch nationally.

Focus Areas:

Post Harvest, Processing & Production and Nutrition

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Implemented In:

India

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Country Implemented In
20
Customers
6
Employees
$20,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Hand pounding of raw rice is traditional method. It retains bran on rice. Demand for brown rice is in demand. But hand pounding is labourious process. It is done by women and its pains their shoulders. There is also sizable breakage of rice grain in hand pounding. Rice huller in the market, polishes the rice completely. Therefore not suitable for making brown rice. Wish to have machining process, which will deliver same quality of brown rice of that traditional hand pounding.

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Solution

Machine developed removes only the husk. It does not polish the rice. This is cold process and does not increase temperature of rice. A mechanism is developed. Machine developed works on single phase power supply. Machine assembly is designed with minimum workmanship for repair and maintenance.

Target Beneficiaries

Processing of raw rice and selling brown rice will be new business opportunity for Women Self help group. Brown rice is nutritious and cannot be stored for long. Hence we have designed the system so that they can process in limited quantity and sell it. They can stock raw rice and supply brown rice as demand comes.

Mission and Vision

Due to polishing of rice, our food habit becomes of white rice. We wish to change the food habit for better with the innovation. Instead of centralized processing of rice in huge quantity. We wish to promote decentralized processing and create livelihood in decentralized way.

Competitive Advantage

Our innovation has a edge over other machines on following point. 1) It is not increasing temperature of rice. It retains volatile content in rice. 2) It retains bran in the rice. Difference in colour of rice is visible and need no convincing. 3) It try to address stocking problem. Instead of stocking polished white rice. It will create a system to stock raw rice and supply brown rice as per demands.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We have started selling machines in Maharashtra. We need to take this innovation in other parts of country. We wish to launch this machine in state of Andhra and Telengana. These states are rice bowl of India. We are looking for support to scale this innovation in other rice growing region. We also wish to promote it in our rice growing countries like Philippines.
Funding Goal100,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted10,000
New Implemented CountriesPhilippines
RecruitMarketing Manager : 5; Director (Operations) : 1
New FeatureWe wish to introduce machine with higher capacity. We wish to add features to dehusk other millet. There are several inquiries for other millet.

The Team Behind the Innovation

Our team is with engineering background but staying in village Pabal. We are very close to user of the product. Requirement for the product came from the customer themselves. Team includes expertise in mechanical engineering, agriculture and marketing. After initial few installation, we entered into agreement with engineering manufacturing company M/S Climber Systems for design modification, standardization and production of machine. We have product, demand and production capacity.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Jan 2018
New Product Or Service
commercial version launched
Jun 2017
New Product Or Service
started selling machine
Jan 2016
New Product Or Service
first pilot
Jan 2016
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
India

Supporting Materials

rice-de-husking-lab-trial-report.pdf