Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan
Department of Computer science engineering
Venumadhuri, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
The objective of project was to devise a cost effective Dhoop making machine to enable farmers and rural people earn additional income from the cow dung which otherwise is not used as fertilizers and is wasted. The project has generated additional source of income for families in rural areas engaging all family members including women and children. A hand operated Dhoop machine was made and delivered to Venumadhuri for field application. Technical parameters of Dhoop sticks made with that machine are calculated. It Produces 16 Dhoop sticks in 6 minute. Burning time is around 65 minute, bulk density is 633 kg/m3, moisture content is 5.4 %.