Neem Expelling Unit Inaugurated by Hon’ble MD on 1st October 2016
As one of the major social service initiative, GNFC is setting up manufacturing facilities of Neem based products keeping in view of its medicinal and pesticide properties. The initiative has helped rural sectors especially women, to earn additional income from collection and processing of Neem seeds. The collection of Neem seeds is being done through Self Help Groups, Sakhimandalies (Group of rural women). The unit is set up with in-house expertise in record time which will be operated by CSR wing of GNFC – NARDES.
Progressing to Neem revolution, @ 12000 Mts. of Neem seeds are collected and to extract Neem oil, expelling unit is set up at GNFC. Expelling unit was inaugurated by Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS, Hon’ble MD, in presence of District Collector & DM Shri Sandeep Sangle, IAS, Shri Amit Yadav, IAS- Asstt. Collector & SDM. On the occasion, members of Sakhi mandalis, Senior Executives, their families and employees were present. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS, emphasized importance of entire neem product chain and its impact on socio economic environment. It helps to bring smiles on faces of people engaged in these activities, especially tribal women, giving sense of women empowerment.
The unit has capacity of expelling about 20 MTs per day of Need seeds, to get high quality of Neem oil. The Neem cake produced during operation; a valuable co product, will be sent for further extraction of Neem oil. Neem cake from Extraction unit will be used by farmers as organic manure. Other products in pipeline are Neem soap and Need pesticide.
The neem oil is used in Fertilizer for Urea coating, preparation of soap & pesticide, mosquito repellent, shampoo, liquid soap for hand wash, etc. Complete production facility is expected to be operational very soon and work is progressing on war footing basis. Urea coating will avoid diversion of subsidized Urea, for production of other chemicals, thereby improving its availability to farmers. On account of efficient use of Neem coated urea, country will save huge amount of foreign exchange. District Collector also appreciated efforts of GNFC for this excellent social initiative.
Hon’ble MD inaugurated Neem Expelling Unit: