Project Themes



Project Themes

Assessment of Existing Small Millet Processing Equipment in India

Primary processing of millets is a vital step for obtaining grain-rice and for further processing of grains for consumption.While processing millets without husk (naked grains) namely sorghum, pearl and finger millet is easy, processing of millets with husk namely little, proso, kodo, barnyard, foxtail and browntop millets is difficult. These have inedible husk which needs to be removed through processing.The machines currently used for processing of small...

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Protocol for assessment of the existing Small Millet Processing Units

As part of different initiatives to revive small millet cultivation and consumption, small scale local community focused small millet processing units (SMPUs) were set up in small millet production cultivating locations in different parts of India over the past decade. These initiatives were supported by different entities – State an Central governments, non- governmental organizations and research Institutions such as TNAU.

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Small millet processing machines development and outreach

Our engagement with small millet processing equipment

1. Developing dehuller prototypes in collaboration with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU). 2.Field testing of dehuller prototypes. 3.Supporting commercialisation and scaling up by fabricators.4.Supporting establishment / revival of SMPUs of different scale

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Some observations on Mechanized Processing of Small Millets

Primary processing of millets is a vital step for obtaining grain-rice and for further processing of grains for consumption.While processing millets without husk (naked grains) namely sorghum, pearl and finger millet is easy, processing of millets with husk namely little, proso, kodo, barnyard, foxtail and browntop millets is difficult. These have inedible husk which needs to be removed through processing.The machines currently used for processing of small...

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Audio-visual manual on community scale small millet processing

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Guidance Note on Purchasing Small Millet Processing Equipment.

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Small millets in mainstream diets: Establishing decentralized processing infrastructure.

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