Cardamom drying chamber
Name : Mr. P. J. Abraham
District & State : Idukki, Kerala
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : Appreciation
Award Function : 1st National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2001
Mr. Abraham, 48 years, has a keen interest in Physics. He has developed various new innovations. Due to financial problems he had to stop his studies in the 10th standard. Even then he has not given up the experimental spirit.
Cardamom drying chamber :
Mr. Abraham has designed, "Abraham Low pressure Cardamom Drying Chamber". The specialty of this drying chamber is that cardamom is able to retain its natural green colour. Cardamom is just filled in a container and not spread over a large area. This innovation therefore saves time, space and labour.
The main part of the drying chamber is an air blower run by 1 HP motor. The unit would be of the size of a big refrigerator and it uses electricity and LPG.
The cost would be Rs.20, 000/- per unit