Capacity building on value addition of agricultural and forest produce is an important livelihood strategy that we promote. With the registration of the Aadhimalai Pazhankudiyinar Producer Company this year, five of the production centres heretofore functioning under the Livelihoods Programme are now part of the Producer Company.

The centre in Sigur is still relatively new and needs further handholding. This centre functioning from Anai¬katty village has 320 members from 7 villages in the region. The centre produces spice mixes such as sambhar powder, rasam powder, biryani mix, several kinds of pickles and amla candy. The centre has an outlet in Masinagudi town near Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.