Machines to process husked millets into edible forms are available. In this session we shall try to communicate the basic steps in mechanized processing of millet grains and some pointers to help individuals and organizations make better informed decisions when looking to set up mechanized millet processing units.
Steps in small millet processing
Like any grain processing, small millet processing involves three primary tasks: Size Grading Density Grading Hulling (also referred to as dehusking) An eccentric or vibrating grader is used to achieve size grading, a destoner is used for density grading and an impact or shear huller is used for hulling. Most people talking about millet processing invariably focus … Continue reading Steps in small millet processing
Parameters to compare different millet grain hulling machines
12 questions / parameters to ask the machine supplier before deciding on a millet hulling machine (org pub. 2016/09/28 on personal blog)
Brief intro to machines and process control in Small Millet Processing
Getting to know : Huller or dehusking machine
Getting to know : Destoner or Density Grader
Getting to know : (Size) Grader
A summary of the small millet processing material flow diagram
Specific tasks need to be performed at definite stages to get better results and reduce drudgery in SMP
A little more detailed overview of millet processing
An overview of millet processing prepared for a training program organised by DHAN foundation in Koraput, Odisha.
An overview of millet processing
A brief overview of millet processing. These were prepared for and presented at the Orientation meeting of the Special Program on Millets for Tribal Areas of Odisha a few days ago. Please share widely. These are being released under the Creative Commons Attribute-Share Alike license.