communal oil press machine in indian village

communal oil press machine in indian village, khoaja phool, people, खोअजा फूल

Village communal oil press machine (India)

This very noisy diesel-powered press was used by the villagers to crush some sort of seeds that they grow (not sure what seed it is), and produce oil.­ They then sell the oil and the residual pressed seeds (that looks like a thick paste).­

If you can identify what seed they are crushing (based on the village location), please post a Comment!

This seems to be the only production of this village that is being sold outside (other than occasional livestock).­

The villagers were very proud of this machine.­

This photo is part of a series that I took in a small rural Indian village.­ For more info about this village and to view the other photos of this village, go to the photo album.

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National Highway 2, Khoaja Phool, Uttar Pradesh 209125, India