Prof. R. Sandesh
Industrial Design Centre
Centre of Science for Villages (CSV), Wardha, Maharashtra
Ambadi grows in almost all parts of our country. It is an important crop in Vidarbha –Nagpur area of Maharashtra. Several villages in Wardha region grow Ambadi as a crop. The villagers make juice of fleshy red calyces (the petal-like parts of a roselle), which is then used for making syrup. This syrup is sold in market. Apart from this extraction of fiber from Ambadi stem is also a salable component. Removal of the calyx from Ambadi flower is tricky and is done manually. T his activity is full of drudgery hence the productivity is low. Present project proposes to reduce the drudgery and improve productivity.