GREEN MUSSEL SHELL TILES
As our life styles changes, the demands for some items are increased accordingly. Similarly there is high demand for natural mussels shell tiles in luxurious villas and homes in India and countries in abroad. Utilizing this situation, our nation can create high employment opportunities as well as entrepreneurship opportunities. Regarding the subject, an eminent pearl culturist from Kerala, Mr. Mathachan developed a new technology to make tiles out of dead green mussel shells after years of rigorous research and development. Green mussels are growing in the coastal areas especially in the rock in the sea. But now the people are started to grow and cultivating the same in the lake. The meat of the green mussels are using as food by avoiding the shell. It is harvested in the Philippines as food source because of its fast growth. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrates. In Kerala towns of such like shells are throwing out and becoming waste and useless. Mr. Mathachan, from his experience and research, understood that it can be utilized by developing it as a value added product. By utilizing the technology, the shell can be opened and then manufacture tiles. These tiles are natural and the colour will not fade or damaged. Its colour is beautiful, since it is a natural one. By commencing industrial production, it can generate employment opportunities and can earn money. These tiles have high demand from abroad, especially from Middle East countries. In India, these tiles are using in door panels, wall panels, furniture, devotional pictures, art picture, modern design, interior decoration etc.