Mechanizing Extraction Of Fiber from Himalayan Nettle

The UNDP-funded project was carried-out in 2016 by DME graduates- Aditya Neupane, Sanjiv Paudel, and Sumit Yadav, with support from undergraduate students. The team competetively bagged the funding of $15,000.00 from UNDP to design, manufacture and install four machines for extraction of fibre from himalayan nettle (called ‘Allo’ in Nepali). The project supported home-grown businesses owned by rural women for fibre extraction, hence supporting rural household incomes.

Currently, the team is installing twenty-one additional Allo fibre extraction machines under the project owenership of the Ministry of Urban Development, Goverment of Nepal.