Title: Skill development programme for interdependent micro-entrepreneurial clusters
Project Director: Dr. B. Ramesh
Amount: 21 lakhs
Funding Agency: ICSSR, New Delhi
Products and processes developed as part of the ICSSR-IMPRESS Project
1.Coconut value-added products: Virgin coconut oil, Desiccated coconut, Coco jelly, Coconut chips, Coconut milk, Coconut sod, Coconut candy, Coconut ladoo, Coconut cookies, Coconut burfi, Coconut vinegar.
2.Coconut shell based products: Eco-friendly ice cream cups, coconut bowl, Decorative lamps, Eco-friendly steam cake maker (Puttu maker).
3.Coconut husk based products: Coconut jug, Bath scrubber, Loofah, Bottle brushes, Handicraft items.
4.Coconut leaf based products: Polymerized coconut leaf based roofing and flooring tiles, Eco-friendly pen stand.
5.Devices and machinery developed
A training programme was conducted on mushroom cultivation to Self Help Groups
A skill development programme was conducted for interdependent micro-entrepreneurial clusters as part of ICSSR-IMPRESS project held on 22 March 2021
A training programme was conducted on mushroom cultivation jointly by the Department of Biosciences and Rajagiri Staff Welfare Association (RSWA) to Rajagiri Staff and Faculty (14 beneficiaries) held on 26 November 2021
A training programme was conducted on mushroom cultivation for the participants from Thrissur District (17 beneficiaries) conducted on 08 December 2021
A reorientation programme was conducted on mushroom cultivation for some beneficiaries who have dropped the mushroom cultivation and wanted to restart (8 beneficiaries) conducted on 21 December 2021
A training programme was conducted on mushroom cultivation organized by the Rajagiri Outreach Department and sponsored by the Carborandom Universal Ltd., Kalamassery (20 beneficiaries) conducted on 14 January 2022
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC) was constituted at Rajagiri College which was approved by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI. Held on 01 september 2021