Innovator : Suren Baruah,
Tinsukia, Assam

Company : Tea Engineering Works

The existing tea dryers in operation face a lot of problems like the drying trays getting stuck, higher maintenance and production cost, higher vibration and noise generation, etc. The innovation can be used to dry green tea leaves and other edibles like turmeric, paddy, ginger, etc. It comprises a heat chamber, a drying chamber, a power source, and a transmission system. Items to be dried are put on the belt-driven drying trays. The uniqueness of this dryer is that the belt-driven drying trays (SS mesh) have been aligned properly for smooth and continuous operation during drying resulting in proper drying of leaves ensuring their good quality.