Maa Natural Food Products Updated On 2017-11-21
Name of Enterprise : MAA Natural Food Products, PULARI JLG
District : Kasaragod
Year of Formation : 13.03.2017
Total Amount of Project cost :13Lakh
Bank Loan :10 Lakh
Gramapanchayath subsidy : 3 Lakh
Sales turn Over : 1365000
Average Monthly sales turn Over : 7 lakh
Products : Turmeric Powder, Pathiri Powder, Chili Powder, Pepper Powder, Rice flour, Atta, Ediyappam powder, coconut Oil, Tea Powder, Pickle
`The food-processing unit plays a vital role in economic development and has potential to meet the local needs and export requirements. It helps in processing agricultural products such as field crops, pulses, horticultural crops, livestock converting them to edible and other usable forms. Most important point in the food-processing, of is that a sizeable portion of raw material processed in them being rural based it has a very high employment potential with significantly lower investment. Further the value addition generates new demand on the farm sector for more and different agricultural outputs, which are more suitable for processing.
Natural Food Product is a micro enterprise unit of pulari jlg registered and functioning under Panathady FFC. The jlg group pulari started cultivation of food crops such as turmeric, ginger, tapioca and vegetables since 2015. They faced many difficulties in harvest period especially to market their products. They met Panchyth authority and present their problems especially in marketing issue.. After the discussion with VEO and Panchayath authorities jlg members planned to start farm based value addition unit and submitted the proposal. Panchayath and the CDS assist the women farming groups in obtaining infrastructure support and enhancing their accessibility in the main factor of production. The unit got final approval and initial investment availed from bank. Food processing mill started brand name called MAA products. Three other jlg groups namely Navageevan, sthri shakthi, pratheksha also joined as partner of this venture.
They were advised to attend a training program on value addition on ginger, pepper, rice, etc. Subsequently attended two day training program on value addition. They have been provided with all the need based knowledge & skill, which included scientific quality management of food production, skill training on various value added products.
The total project cost is 13 lakh and they availed 10 lakh as bank loan and 3lakh as subsidy from Grama Panchayath. Kudumbashree mission provides various farm based trainings and incentive amount for supporting the jlg activities.
They got gross earnings of 7 Lacks per month and each member given the salary of 10000/month.
The value added products are sold in Direct Marketing, home shop , NHGs, fairs and weekly and monthly markets of Kudumbashree
The unit has been a point of attraction for exposure visits by master farmers. Farmers of adjoining areas of various CDS and farmers group.