AUTOMATIC COCOA BEAN SEPARATING MACHINE
Explain your project in details:
The main objective of the machine is to cut the cocoa pods and to separate cocoa beans from cocoa pods automatically. The other objective of the machine is to Reduce the time required for pod cutting and bean separation. Reduce injuries. Reduce labour cost. Reduce wastage of cocoa beans Reduce electricity consumption.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
This machine is very much helpful for cocoa farmers. It takes only one hour to separate 100kg of cocoa beans. Therefore time requirement is less. Now a days cocoa cutting and separation is done manually. In manual separation it takes about 8 to 10 hours for separating 100 kg of cocoa beans. The farmer alone can operate this machine, thereby labour cost is reduced, whereas in manual cutting it requires 2 labourers to perform this task. This machine is working under solar panel, so less electricity is required. This machine is portable and can be placed anywhere in the farm. It avoids injuries because it is provided with protective covers, whereas in manual cutting there are chances of injuries to our hand. There is less chance of technical problems to the machine, because it is fully working mechanically. No softwares are installed. My acheivements are My project is selected as a START UP in BIIC of M.G University. Won BEST MECHANICAL PROJECT award in National Level. Won BEST INNOVATIVE PROJECT award by BIIC of M.G University. Finalist in Malayala Manorama YUVA MASTERMIND 2016. Won first price in state level FYP exhibition. Finalist in NATIONAL INNOVATIVE CHALLENGE at IIT Delhi.( One among top 26 projects in National level). Applicant of GANDHIYAN YOUNG TECHNOLOGICAL AND INNOVATIVE AWARDS 2018 conducting by Rashtrapathi Bhavan. Selected as Best STUDENT PROJECT in our college.
Sustainability and future plans
My future plan is to introduce this machine in the market in an economic price. In order to introduce this machine into the market a huge finance support is required. I would like to introduce this machine in all cocoa producing countries.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am Ajith Mathew Thakidiyil. Address:Thakididyil (h) Urulanthanny p.o Kothamangalam, kerala, India