Industries Demonstration Unit
Rural economies can be improved by introducing activities which generate
local employment. While endeavouring to identify such activities, the State
council recognized sisal (Agave veracruz) as a potential raw material for
small scale agro industries in semi arid areas.
This project established the feasibility of sisal based agro industry and initiated the process of developing various technologies required for complete uitlization of sisal leaves harvested in semi aid areas.
In subsequent projects, technology and equipment for small scale industry were developed for :