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Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part L (2024)

Drudgery reduction by using women friendly technology for harvested Roselle

Author(s): Dr. Mohini M Dange
Abstract: After harvesting Roselle from the plant, the calyses are separated/ detached manually, these Roselle calyses are then used for preparing different value added products e.g. sharbat, Jam, syrup, pickle, Roselle supari etc. the manual method is laborious and time consuming. With the increasing demand of calyces for preparing various value added products there was an urgent need to develop a detacher for calyces separation/ detaching from Roselle fruit and hence Roselle calyces detacher (RCD) was developed. The developed detacher consist of cutting blade, cutting blade holder, spring and rivet arrangement. The Detacher is a manual hand operated tool with wt. of 125 g and overall dimensions of 225 mm x 105 mm x 20 mm.
Female labour can efficiently perform the detaching operation with Roselle calyces detacher (RCD) with the capacity of RCD is 5.37 kg/h as compared to manual detaching i.e 0.95 kg/h and efficiency is 96.8% as compared to 68.9%. The ergonomical observations like HR, EE, ODR and BPDS shows that detaching operation falls under LIGHT WORKLOAD.
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International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mohini M Dange. Drudgery reduction by using women friendly technology for harvested Roselle. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(5):1012-1015. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i5l.1233
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