Name : Mr. Joy Augustin
District & State : Malapuram, Kerala
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : Appreciation
Award Function : 1st National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2001
Mr. Augustin is a farmer and also a teacher. He has a deep knowledge about the agricultural products. After about nine years of hard work, he has developed a device useful for the bakery and those who make chips.
This device is very useful for bakery and those who make chips. It has five cylinders to put bananas. With the help of a blade set attached on a round plate the banana can slice. There is a holder having spring-action in the cylinders to keep the banana vertically in it. In order to keep the banana tightly in the cylinders there is a spring load system is attached. This system easily can operate. There is a mechanism to reduce or enlarge the thickness of the piece in the machines itself. In one minute 1200 pieces can slice.
The operation of the machine is very simple. First of all rise the spring load system and insert the bananas in the cylinders. Now, release the spring load system and rotate the handle of the machine and the blade set will rotate and banana will be sliced