Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology launches mission to enhance tribal enterprises in Wayanad

Agri Enterprise

RGCB Director opens lemongrass oil, paddy processing objects, ‘Gau Mithra’ app on mature remedies for cattle ailments  

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology ((RGCB) has launched a fundamental mission to enhance the mature enterprises of tribal communities in Kerala’s Wayanad district, as fragment of the authorities of India’s Science Heritage Review Initiative (SHRI) to withhold the country’s rich tribal heritage and ethnic details.

As fragment of the participatory map, tribal self-attend groups had been fashioned in identified areas of Wayanad, where the resources had been on hand and the communities had been to revamp their custom and heritage.

Taking the mission forward, RGCB Director Chandrabhas Narayana inaugurated a lemongrass oil extraction unit at Valad in Thavinjal Panchayat and a paddy processing unit at Peechamkode in Vellamunda Panchayat. Lemongrass oil extraction has been a prolonged-standing enterprise among the many tribal communities of Kerala, who stay stop to the grassland areas of Wayanad and Idukki.

Narayana talked about by introducing the steam distillation machine, the map of extraction becomes less complex, and the unit members will get better financial returns to support their quality of existence. Haritha Lemon Grass oil Unit, the SHG has been fashioned for working the unit and RGCB’s mission crew supported the group of workers by environment up work shed and offering evolved machinery.

Gau Mithra App

Narayana moreover released the ‘Gau Mithra App’ on cattle ailments and their mature remedies, developed by RGCB’s Tribal Heritage Project crew, at a just held at the Paramoola Kurichya tribal household at Peechamkode.

The app carries details regarding as many as 16 ailments cattle are vulnerable to, and the mature remedies for them. The ethnoveterinary app encapsulates a broad number of orally transmitted ethnic details and practices pertaining to to cattle ailments and remedies, gathered from the tribal communities of Idukki and Wayanad districts. Dairy farmers can ranking the app from the Play store. The contents are on hand in both Malayalam and English.

A hit business model

Essentially basically based entirely out of Thiruvananthapuram, RGCB is an self sustaining institution below the Department of Biotechnology. The RGCB’s initiative will today support 40 tribal families, and the unit is anticipated to vary into a successful business model for neighborhood enterprises.

The paddy processing unit, Harithasree ST Kootayima at Peechamkode will attend protect the rich genetic wealth of mature paddy sorts of Wayanad. The RGCB supports them to domesticate the mature paddy sorts around seven hectares of land and invent a gene bank of 19 mature sorts. The mission crew affords mature paddy seeds, a total facility centre, and paddy processing machines with rubber-bushed hullers.

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Could 11, 2022

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