Veetamma The all-purpose grinding machine
Name : Mr. Md. Asraf N.
District & State : Malappuram, Kerala
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : Consolation
Award Function : 1st National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2001
Mr. Ashraf is a first class diploma holder in Electrical Engineering and has also completed Post Diploma in Business Management from R.E.C. Calicut. He pursues his engineering activities under his establishment Srang Engineering. Many of his inventions have attracted the attention of small scale industrialists and other distinguished readers through newspapers etc. However, he feels let down by the fact that there isn’t much encouragemen so far from his state for his inventions in the industrial sector.
Veetamma (The Housewife)Yantram (A grinding machine for home applications) This machine is capable of doing all household-grinding applications (wet and dry).
On one side grinding can be done using the grinding stone and roller. On the other side dry pounding of soaked rice, chilly etc. using mortar and pestle can also be done. The gear allows selecting a specific function and carries it out.
Everything works on 0.5 HP Motor.
This machine enables a housewife to complete the entire household grinding work, easily, speedily and maintaining the traditional taste.
There was an article about this machine in the magazine ' E.D.P.News’ published by Regional Engineering College, Calicut.