Asha (Association for Social and Humanize Action) is initiated in 1994 and working with Scheduled Tribe (Koya) community from the inception. Asha works on 3 themes (EEE) EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT AND EMPOWEREMENT in 10 Grama Panchayaths of Chinturu Mandal of Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh. We wish to share our CONCERN and ACTIVITIES through this blog to the partners and community. We always welcome feedback support from viewers.
Friday, July 18, 2014
DAMAGE AND DECREASE OF MOHVA SEED OIL
Mohva seed collection starts in the last week of June and ends by July. The community has to debark the Seed to get Kernel for Oil extraction. This will be done manually for generations, no technology reached them so far. They collect all the seeds of their trees (50 to 100) and keep at a corner of the house and start the debarking, it takes lot of time and involve most of the family members. This year natural man soon delayed, but sudden Cyclone made the process some more delay, the result is damage to Mohve Seed which affects the Oil quantity and quality. The community mix this with other good quality and sale it to middle man or businessman. The community forced to dry the seed through heating process. If they provided with DECORTICATOR which help them to remove bark easily, will be more helpful for tribal community in the region.