ARECA NUT PLATE MAKING TRAINING AND PRODUCTION CENTRE
Leaf of areca tree is a hard material, slow in biodegradation and has low calorific value. About 1000 million leaf sheath is available annually in India.Areca-nut leaf sheath plates can be used in many occasions such as marriages, religions and social functions for serving food stuffs. It can also be used by local vendors for selling food items, restaurants, hotels etc. These plates can replace the non-degradable plates made by plastics and the like. The laborious craft can be converted into a machine operation to make containers and plates in elegant shapes and sizes. These have good dimensional stability and are inexpensive, hygienic and biodegradable. WODWICHEE running a Training and Production Center for making Arecanut Plates at Lakshirbond, Hailakandi. A batch of 10 women have been trained during 2022-23.