The idea is production of pure, cold pressed sesame and groundnut oil using bullocks in traditional way with 1 RPM (rotation per minute) BY this process oil retains its natural rich nutrients, aroma and flavor which is very good and beneficial for our health. This machine or cheku is not commercially available, it has to be custom built, hence the cost. This process and machine will be a reintroduction of tradition oil extraction system which is the right way. This unit will be demonstrated to many farmers across villages and get them interested in traditional methods of producing these oils. This in turn will increase demand for native bullock which might otherwise be sent to slaughter.
Mukundan is a pioneer in the field of diary farming using native Indian breeds. He was the first person to introduce North Indian breeds in south. He is known for his traditional farming methodologies using no chemical fertilizers. He has dedicated his life to researching alternative techniques to make traditional farming commercially viable to small farmers.
I am running this campaign on behalf of Mukundan. I have been following Mukundan for the last couple of years and he has helped myself and my friends in setting up a farm and doing agriculture using traditional cultivation methods. I have also seen first hand how his methods have benefited small scale farmers.A variety of Indian breeds have become extinct and number of remaining varieties are also to close to extinction.
Inspite of his age he is still passionate about reviving these breeds and the only way to do them is by saving the bulls from the slaughter houses. The traditional method of extracting oil, if successfully implemented, will go a long way in helping these breeds from becoming extinct.