Uddhab Bharali, a 45 years old North
Lakhimpur of Assam is a serial innovator who has designed and prototyped
an entire range of mechanical innovations since its innovation in 1987.
The present innovation is for deseeding pomegranate. It separates the
outer cover and thin inner membrane without damaging the seeds. It has a
capacity of deseeding 50-55 kg of pomegranate fruits per hour. The
machine has also been exported to Turkey and the USA. A motorized blade
is incorporated in the machine, which halves the pomegranate fruits, one
at a time. The halved pomegranates are then fed into the hopper from
where they fall into the processing chamber wherein the separation of
seeds from the peel and other fibrous parts take place. He seeds are
collected via collecting tray while the other unwanted parts are ejected
from another outlet.