Watch | School dropout makes machine to turn banana waste into useful products

A video on P.M. Murugesan from Madurai, who fabricated machines that could convert plantain waste into banana ropes

March 10, 2021 11:31 am | Updated 11:46 am IST

Situated in a nondescript building at Melakkal village in Madurai, the M.S. Rope Production Centre is easy to miss.

This small unit, with an annual turnover of around ₹1 crore, converts banana fibre into ropes which are used to manufacture a wide range of products.

P.M. Murugesan, a farmer and the proprietor of this rope production centre, dropped out of school when he was in class 8, to help his father in agriculture.

He developed a handle rope machine that helped convert banana waste into ropes. Now he has patented three such machines and also owns five rope production units across Madurai, employing around 350 women.

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