PRAKRUTIK AHAR KENDRA
The processed food items are manufactured by Self Help Groups. For the visitors the outlet provides hot organic meal made from organic season vegetables, coarse grain and fresh oil. The beverages contain herbal tea, coffee and drinks made from flowers.
The museum showcases various rural industries and depicts the development of Khaki over the years. The Khadi wing showcases forty different kinds of Charkha dating back to year 1930. The Charkhas displayed in the exhibition range from the hand , pedal to solar driven Charkha. It also displays the changing form of Charkha from Sudarshan (Wheel )to kissan (Box) to Ambar charkha and presently the E-Charkha. The display wing hold sections on Khadi, Natural Dye, Silk, Raw-Silk, Wool and Jute mixed Khadi.
MSS has laid emphasis on envoirnment conservation and optimize the use of bio-friendly forest refuse.
In place of chemical dyes used by the textile industries which are major environment pollutants and also hazardous for the artisans working in these units. MSS developed 200 hues of organic dyes, most of which are made from unutilized local forest produce like Aam (Mangifera Indica), Palash (Butea Monosperma) Pakpu (Antigonan Leptopus), Behada (Terminalia Bellerica) and Bibba or Bilwa (Semicarpus Anacardium)
With the support of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, MSS has developed new improved tools and techniques of natural dyeing and effective ways of recycling the effluents of a natural dyeing unit.
The main objective of Magan Sangrahalaya Samiti (MSS) is to bring to the fore indigenous skills of the village artisans, stemming from the accumulated traditional knowledge, and facilitate its interaction with the recent knowledge of science and technology. To innovate technologies that could be converted into sustainable business opportunities at the grassroots level.
The other objectives are research, development and dissemination of Khadi and village industries, agriculture, dairy etc. alongwith the display and demonstrate of their production processes.