ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana gives licensing on ` Wadi making machine’
Wadi are generally prepared from pulses after soaking and grinding and thereafter forming small sized balls followed by drying in sun, commercially. One skilled person can make at the most 40 kg of wet wadi per day besides that sun drying of wadi takes 2-3 days. This not only leads to unhygienic way of manufacturing but also takes more time, labour as well as causes human drudgery. Besides, the wadis obtained are not of uniform in shapes and sizes. Keeping in view the above CIPHET has developed wadi making machine which completely eliminates the hand operation thereby reducing drudgery and further contributing to food safety. The capicity of machine is 300kg per hour so it enhances the per day productivity of a person which ultimately leads to the enhancement of income. By using this system, hygienic, superior and uniform product quality can be ensured. Nine Different shapes of wadi can be prepared using the developed system, thereby increase the consumer appeal for this traditional product. The developed machine is an initiative in mechanizing the production of traditional Indian foods. This machine can also be used for multi-functional purpose like cold extrusion.
Sahnewal (Pb.) based firm M/s Empire Bakery Machines Pvt. Ltd. approached the institute for licensing of this technology, Dr. Ranjeet Singh, I/c ITMU has facilitated the event and Dr. Sandeep Mann, inventor of this technology explained about all the know-how and mechanism of the developed technology and assured him that all possible help will be extended for commercially production of the machine. Now onwards anybody who wish to buy Wadi making machine may either approach to ICAR-CIPHET Ludhiana or to M/s Empire Bakery Machines Pvt. Ltd . P.O., Sahnewal, Punjab – 141120. Dr. S. N. Jha ADG ICAR HQ and Dr. S.K. Tyagi were the soured if inspiration behind the development. Dr. R.K. Singh, Director (Acting), ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana awarded licensing certificate and applauded the efforts of whole team involved in the development of technology and requested the entrepreneur to keep the cost of machine reasonable in order to encourage mechanization in processing business and also conveyed his best wishes to him.