Sustainable Processing


Water Conservation: Most of the regions in South India where our factories are located are rain-fed. Rain water is harvested at Kinathakadavu and Kaundampalyam processing plants by using some traditional but cost-effective methods. Roof-top rain water is collected in reclamation pits laid with sand and layers of charcoal for purification. From the reclamation pits water seeps in and is collected underground which feeds the bore wells in the vicinity. This helps in augmenting the ground water level making us self-sufficient for almost 5 months of the dry season. This is a simple but effective way to retain rain water and facilitate its permeation for preserving the natural under cover. Kinathukadavu

 

Energy Conservation:

 

Biomass fuel has been used since ancient times and is still prevalent in rural India. Today the world is rediscovering its advantages as alternative form of renewable energy to fossil fuels. Unlike fossil fuel they do not contain pollutants, are renewable, carbon-neutral and eco-friendly. The Spice Plant at Kinathukadavu uses biomass briquettes made from agricultural wastes, rice husks, peanut shells and cow dung in solid compressed forms for heating boilers for manufacturing steam sterilized spices.More than 25% of process heat requirements in factories is derived from solar energy.