Innovator : Keshab Chandra Jina,
Company : M/s Hindusthan Machinery
The entrepreneur provides de-seeding machines to fruit producers and processors. The machines reduce labour requirements and improve consistency in the output. A tamarind seed-separating machine has been fabricated to separate seeds out of tamarind fruit. The machine works by subjecting tamarind to a rubbing force that opens the tamarind fruit and pushes out seeds into a seed separation unit. After deseeding, seeds & fruit pulp are collected separately through their respective outlets with the help of sieving plates. Decorticating is the removal of the outer seed coat namely the hull/ from the seed. Generally, it is done before the oil extraction. The machine developed is mainly for decorticating Mahua seeds.