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Successful Banana fibre extraction project done by a Small farmer

The Eco Green Unit are celebrating the set up of a successful Banana Fibre Extraction unit for a farmer in Nanded. in the State of Maharashtra, India in January 2018. The technology and training is provided by Eco Green Unit in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu some 20 hours drive away.

The Unit's Project Director, Mr SK Babu says "This Particular project will give him an good income generation by converting the harvested Banana trees into value added product."

STSC models it’s ethos on the Eco Green Unit’s principle of Wealth From Waste. Set up by the Tamil Nadu Agriculture University with the support of the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Make In India Project, the Eco Green Unit has developed detailed business models and provided financial subsidies for farmers to purchase machines such as the Fibre Extraction Machine.

In their commitment to igniting a worldwide industry for Banana Sylk, STSC works with the Eco Green Unit, and has chosen to buy and then gift Fibre Extraction Machines for farming communities through their "Wealth From Waste" Project.

By harnessing both contemporary and age-old technology, Indian engineers have developed a new range of innovative machines that has enabled the creation of this fabric. Banana Sylk is luxuriously soft, more breathable, durable, less water-consumptive and non-toxic, biodegradable plus more sustainable and eco than other natural fibres such as organic cotton, hemp and bamboo.

In addition to STSC and its sister business EMBROID, Fashion & Interiors Label donating funds to purchase machines for the farming communities, you can also lend support by visiting the site and donating direct via the Paypal link.


Areca Leaf Plates and Spoons / Handloom Machinery/ Banana Fibre Machinery/ Banana Fibre Cups

A b o u t U s

Eco Green Unit is established in the year 1998 stands ahead in this competitive market by providing quality products & services. We are working as a Proprietorship firm and situated our operational head at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (India).

Our company is engaged in manufacturing, supplying, retailing & wholesaling wide range of Banana Fiber Craft, Banana Thread Twisting Machine, Banana Fiber Extractor, Plate Making machine, Cup Making machine, Areca Leaf Plate and many more.

Additionally, we also execute Installation Service and Maintenance Service. Going Green is the mantra of our organization. Embracing a greener lifestyle isn't just about helping to protect rain forests, it can also mean improving our health and environment and ultimately improving your overall quality of life.

We have established a well organized infrastructural set-up, equipped with latest technologies to have quality production in the industry. Our team of experts put their best possible efforts with an aim to maintain the strong position in the market. They make sure that the products and services are provided in the market as per the given details of our valuable customers.

Further, they use excellent quality material in the production unit which is procured from the best vendors of the market. Further, our quality analysts are highly experienced about the domain since past many years. Thus, by providing optimum quality.

For more information, Eco Green Unit

Contact Person: S.K. Babu (Project Director) / C.Murali Krishnan

No. 21- A1, Bharathi Park, 8th Cross, Saibaba Colony Coimbatore - 641011, Tamil Nadu, India

Mobile : 96008 76767 / 77082 02420 / 99769 76757

e-mail : ; website :- www.


We are pioneers in Banana Fibre industry in India, we make quality Banana Fibre extractor with 1hp motor, imported Blades, Heavy Duty, Advanced Version. 

The quality of the machinery is incomparable. The Extraction of Fibre will be fine quality,

The training will be given for one day per person @ the Cost Rs.1000/- and the certificate will be issued .The Cost of the machinery is Rs. 95.000/-

Upto 25 Kgs of fibre extraction can be done in one day.

We support you by purchasing your Quality fibre @ the cost of Rs.100/Kg. Monthly Net profit will be around Rs.20,000.00

Banana fibre mat weaving unit : 

A women can weave up to 15 Meters of Banana fibre mat per day. Its easy and simple to learn within a day. No power required and easy to operate Rs. 500/- can be earned as a Net profit per day.

Raw Material : Banana fibre.

Yes its easily available in Banana growing Areas and the fibre will be supplied to the units by Natural Fibre Trust.

Marketing :

These ecofriendly Mats are used in interior sector as wall blinds, window blinds, table mats and yoga mats etc. abudant market is available in Domestic and abroad. Apart from that we offer a buyback for end products.

Loan Facility :

This is a tiny house hold cottage industry especially for the women. Loans are available in Mudra Bank Scheme in All Nationalized/ Private/scheduled Banks.

Subsidy :

The cost of the machinery is Rs. 45,000 & Rs.10,000 will be the subsidy from Make in India Project. Any body can apply for the loan and subsidy in this venture . The complete guidance and package will be given by ECOGREENUNIT.


This is an innovation and a new technology were the banana bark [After Harvest] is teared into sheaths and dried in the sun light after then it is tied and kept in shade so that raw material lasts for 5 years without any damage.

Machinery : We have developed a easy and simplified unit, which consists of Calendaring Machinery/ Slicing Machinery/Twisting machinery with 4 spindles/Reeling machinery.

This Whole unit which gives an output of two ply thread 5000mts/shift, Consumes less power/ Easily operated by women/ Zero maintenance.

This machine will be useful for rural women folk and farmers were they can involve in this project and it will be an income generation activity particularly from Banana sheath an Agro waste.

RAW MATERIAL : India has about 5 lakh hectares of Banana cultivation only 10% of the Banana waste (Pseudo stems) is twisted as thread, mostly the thread is twisted by manual process, and the yield of thread is very low and this kind of manual process needs skilled labour.

MANUFACTURING PROCESS : The Dried banana bark sheath is used  for twisting thread. The sheath is inserted calendaring machine to straightening the dried sheath. Secondly the uniformed sheath is inserted in slicing machinery which is sliced according to the size of the thread.( .3 mm or .5 mm and single ply or double ply ).Next reeling process starts in a simple reeling device which is reeled in the cone.. Finally the thread will be twisted in the thread twister which consisits of 1.5HP POWER [MOTORIZED]

LABOUR : To operate this machinery, require minimum of four persons.

INVESTMENT OR CAPITAL : Banana Fiber thread twisting machinery with 8 spindles along with calendering machine, slicing machine and reeling machine costs Rs. 2.50.000 and working capital for this project cost Rs.1 lacs.

FINANCE : promotor’s contribution is 5% to start this business & the bank loan is 95%.

SUBSIDY : The Central Government of India gives 25%-35% subsidy for this project under PMEGP scheme(for Female entrepreneur) and 15% subsidy under UYEGP scheme. Our state govt. announces 25% subsidy for this business.

MARKETING : Marketing support is done , according to Market trends

ADVANTAGES : This products are made up of waste banana tree which is used after harvest its a agri waste which is converted as wealth.

Creates Self Employment, Rural upliftment, Suitable for Farmers , Entrepreneurs and for women groups.

Banana fibre extraction and mat Production [Model Project Cost]

Banana fibre extractor & Mat Production

  • Fibre Extractor [1 HP Motor, jss Blades , Heavy Duty , Advanced Version & Mat Weaving Unit ]  Rs . 1,30,000  approx aud$2,570

  • Harvested Banana trees   Rs 5.00 X 500 [10days] Rs. 2,500

  • WARP Rs. 1,000

  • One person [lady]Rs.300 X26 days Rs . 7,800

  • Misc. Rs. 1,000

  • Power Consumption [for Banana fibre extractor for 10days] Rs.    500

  • Packing Rs.    500

  • One Month Expenses Rs. 13,300.00

  • One Month Mat Production   [182 MTS x Rs140/MTR]

  • Rs. 25,480.00

Net Profit Rs. 12

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