Village level rice mill can be profitable
The compact rice mill can be a profitable investment for individual entrepreneurs or by cooperatives.
LH 5001 can mill five to six cavans of palay in one hour. What is very important is that it is very efficient so that milling recovery is a high 68.1 percent. This means that for every 100 kilos of palay milled, 68.1 kilos of polished rice is recovered. This is much better than the usual 55 to 60 percent milling recovery in ordinary rice mills.
For farmers, it is more profitable to mill their harvest and sell the same as polished rice instead of selling the same as palay. Many small farmers are now selling their palay right after harvest because they need the cash. But if they can dry their palay and sell them as polished rice, they will make much more money.
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