Millet processing: A profitable enterprise
Sarojani K, Shruthi L, Suvarna H, Geeta N and Sneha S
The credit of establishing the “Agricultural processing unit” on millet processing at Timmapur village of Shiggaon Taluk, Haveri district in 2012 goes to Mr. Manjunath Bagade. Earlier Mr. Bagade’s father had flour mill in 1963. Even though Mr. Bagade studied till SSLC, he has achieved a lot in millet processing and marketing in Karnataka. When he started processing unit, he had only cleaning and grading machines. But through his experience, University intervention, persistent hard work and dedication he fabricated different types of machineries for millet processing. Now he owns a large scale millet processing unit equipped with destoner, grading machine, dehusking machine with blower, semolina making unit and flour mill. Dehusking of millets like little millet, foxtail millet, barnyard millet, proso millet and brown top are taken up. Processing of millet is done up to 30 tons per month. He purchases grains from farmers and has established good value chain to millets and is a premier processor of millets in Karnataka. Preparation of animal feed is another venture he has taken up by using waste and unfilled grains. Net income received by processor is around Rs.1,80,230.00 per month.
How to cite this article:
Sarojani K, Shruthi L, Suvarna H, Geeta N and Sneha S. Millet processing: A profitable enterprise. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(12S): 142-145.