Mat making machine Need
Palm leaf / Coconut leaf Mat making machine These mats are produced in millions by hand by rural artisan, who is able to make only a substance living out of this handicraft. Description of Machine: It comprises body frame 2 palm leaf folders a ,at roller a cross pave section 2 pedal levers in left and right It enables an skilled operator with an unskilled person to produce about 6 mats of 2x4 it size in a hour. These mats can be used for packing purpose for items like fish, matches and jaggery. The machine can be adjusted / designed for either crises cross knittling or v shaped knitting. criss corss knitting would require a final manual stitching of the sides wheras "v" shaped knitting does not require it. The machine can be designed to operate either by pedal or by handle, though the basic design of the machine remains the same. Cost of machine With a capital investment of about Rs.10,000 and a working capital of about Rs.2500 for leaves etc, one can earn a net income of about Rs.125 per day. (This earning is calculated after deducting depreciation, interests on capital, rent, maintenance, sales commission, etc) with manual mat making, one can hardly earn Rs. 5 per day. These mats are produced in millions by hand by rural artisan, who is able to make only a substance living out of this handicraft.
Manufacturing Capacity: b) Design Support
Problem Scale: Local community problem in india
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