About the Practice
Problem Statement:

Manual Mat Weaving


new machine for speedy weaving of mats from palm leaves. This mat-making machine would help to ease up the drudgery, increase productivity and thus help earn more revenue.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: T.S. Pasubathy Marthandan
Address: C/O-Anantha Rural Industries Research center,Kuttam(PO)Radhapuram(TK)TirunelveliĀ 
City: Tirunelveli
State: TamilNadu
PIN Code 628660

Practice Details

Link: comprises frame, two palm leaf folders, a roller, a cross pave section and two pedal levers in left and right. It enables skilled operator along with an unskilled person to produce about 6 mats of 2 x 4 feet size in an hour. These mats can be used for packing items like fish, matches and jaggery. The machine can be adjusted for either criss cross knitting or `V' shaped knitting. The machine can be made to operate either by pedal or by handle, though the basic design of the machine remains the same.
Problem Scale: Local in india

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/1532

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