Neera and Palmgur

Neera and Palmgur

  • The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has rolled out a unique project to produce Neera and Palmgur.
  • The project aims at promoting it as a substitute for soft drinks while also creating self-employment to Adivasis and traditional trappers.
  • It was launched at Dahanu in Palghar district of Maharashtra, a state with more than 50 lakh palm trees.
  • KVIC distributed tool kits for its extraction and making palmgur to 200 local artisans who were given 7 days of training by KVIC.
  • Neera, extracted from the palm trees before sunrise, is a nutrient-rich health drink consumed in many Indian states.
  • At present palmgur neera worth Rs 500 crore is traded in the country.

 

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