Training on areca leaf plate making

Areca is one of the important commercial crops grown in Holalkere. The crop is cost intensive and the market is highly fluctuating. In such a situation SKDRDP in association with NABARD under Livelihood & Entrepreneurship Development Program (LEDP) has motivated farm women to get regular income by imparting entrepreneur skills to produce Areca Leaf plates.

Objective and key activities

The main objective of the program is to provide  livelihood to Self-Help Group (SHG) members by imparting entrepreneur skills. The program included imparting training to 90 matured SHG members of of Holalkere taluk, Chitradurga. The main activities included training, credit support, purchase of machineries/ inputs and marketing of the products. NABARD has sanctioned a grant assistance of Rs.2.61 lakhs to conduct the LEDP.


SKDRDP and NABARD have motivated 90 SHG members of Holalkere taluk and successfully implemented the LEDP to adopt entrepreneur skill to produce areca leaf plates. In the I Phase 27 members invested Rs.14.85 lakhs to produce areca leaf plates. They used 10” and 12” machine dyes and produced 1.55 lakh plates with a turnover of Rs.2.87 lakhs . Members could sell the plates in the vicinity, Chitradurga and Belgaum with the help of SIRI.

27 Members to adapted entrepreneurship
63 Members to supply raw materials
38 Machines bought
14.85 Lakh ruppes invested
1.55 Lakh areca plates produced
2.87 Lakh rupees turnover
0.11 Lakh rupees income per head
0.95 Lakh SKDRDP grant support to members

14 thoughts on “Training on areca leaf plate making

  1. Sir/madam,

    I am going to do a less investment busines so I thought areca leaf plate making is good but I have no idea about this. Please guide me
    My contact # 9916924353
    From Tumkur, karnataka

  2. Dear sir/madam,
    Planning to invest in trading business as ecofriendly plates are need of the hour.
    Want to expand the market in and around mumbai.
    Let me know if you could help in any way.

    From Mumbai.

  3. Sir I am planning to start the areca leaf manufacturing unit in shimoga karnataka. As a beginner I need training and support to establish the project.


  4. planning to instal a small scale unit of Areca leaf plate. But having no idea how to manufacture and other process. It is My Dream to get knowledge about new things. Kindy let me know where we can get proper guidance and training about Areca Leaf plates making.

  5. Hai, my self vrushabendra c from chamarajanagara district, Karnataka. I want to establish an Areca plate manufacturing unit in my district. Plz guide me how can I contact and I need training also. It’s my contact no:-8095961544

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