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School Dropout Builds Patented Machine To Turn Banana Waste Into Rope, Earn (

“I am a satisfied man. I have managed to get ministers, foreign delegates and people from so many states to come visit and learn from my small village,” he says.


P M Murugesan, a school drop out from a village in Tamil Nadu, uses his ingenious to develop a machine which makes ropes out of banana fibre. The ropes are then used to make eco-friendly bags, baskets and more.

In this exclusive interview with The Better India, Murugesan, founder of M S Ropes Production Center, speaks about his journey, setting up a company, winning awards and accolades, and having a machine patented by him.

“We started with five people, which grew to 10, then 20, and today we employ more than 350 people, many of whom are women.” The job’s flexibility makes it a great place for women to work in. Murugesan speaks about how many women work from home, take raw materials and make the products. “This way, they can be present for their children, while also earning a decent monthly income,” he adds.

On average, 500 tonnes of banana fibre waste is used by Murugesan’s company annually, and these are used to create a wide range of products.

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