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Areca leaves a source of livelihood for Assamese

All of us have heard of arecanut are used along with pan for chewing. In Assam an innovative young man has been producing plates form arecanut leaves.

By Alex Peter

Guwahati, May 31 : All of us have heard of arecanut are used along with pan for chewing. In Assam an innovative young man has been producing plates form arecanut leaves.

Prabhat Roy of Chenga village in Barpeta District of Assam was helped by a Non Government Organisation to set up the unit, which manufactures plates form areca leaves.

"When I had retired from a Government job, I came in contact with an NGO. The NGO trained me in preparing plates from areca leaves. The unit that I have established is the first one in the north east," Prabhat said.

The areca leaves, which used to go waste, are now hot property in the village. More persons have taken up the business.

Ladies collect the leaves from their backyard, dry them and later sell them off to Prabhat.

Prabhat's wife, Mamoni Das, and his mother Putuli Roy also help him.

"I never thought that plates can be made out of areca leaves. We are making money from what has been a waste", his mother said.

"The areca plates need to be made popular. Plastic plates are not good for health, but plates of areca leaves are nature friendly and look good. It is advantageous in many ways," a worker, Arup Pathak said.

Prabhat is a harbinger of hope for many.

ANI

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