- Small Level - 3 x 3 sqft space, it can be either a table also
- Medium Level - 5 x 5 sqft space
- Max Level - 10 x 10 sqft space
Manual: Fully manual requires man drilled gear based grinding machine. This requires hard effort to rotate the wheel on its side to extract the juice. Operating cost is very less, no electricity, no fuel, requires very less maintenance of lubrication at times. Machine looks as in the left side.
Automatic: This is advance version of manual, this is operated by either electric motor or diesel engine to rotate the gear wheel, which reduces the hard effort of rotating, Using Diesel engine is the most popularly used in all the places, because of its low initial investment on engine.
This seems to be a huge investment, but when properly planned and worked out can be recovered in 3 months time.
Sample Estimation of Sugarcane Juice:
1.Cost of sugarcane Rs.4/- per Kg. One Kg will give 600ml of Juice.
2.Labour cost will be Rs.150/- per day for cleaning the sugar cane and running the crusher.
3.Disposable cup Varies from 60 Paise to 90 Paise. – Good quality at bulk rate will be 0.65 pasie
4.Lime and Ginger 25 Paisa.
5.Power charges will be two unit per 200 glass of juice (200 X 250ml glass = 50 Litters of juice)
6.Interest on cost of crusher – 18% interest on Investment – Hence per day Rs.23/- only.
7.Rent for the place. Rs 2000/- per month approximate – Hence per day Rs.80/- approximate.
8.Maintenance cost is Rs.200/- per month approximate. (320 Gear oil 0.5 Litter and 100 grams of grease)
9.Depreciation: At 20% per annum – Hence per day Rs.27/- only
Fixed Expenses: PER DAY
Interest – Rs.23/-
Rent - Rs.80/-
Power Charges – Rs20/-
Others. Rs. 15/-
Total Rs.315/- per day for sale of 100 Glass Juice = Per glass Rs. 3.00 approximate.
Cost of Sugarcane Rs. 1.80
Disposable cup Rs. 0.65
Lemon/Zinger/(Pepper/Masala powder etc Rs. 0.25
Rent/Labor etc Rs. 3.15
Total Cost of Juice per Glass Rs.5.85
Average Selling Price of Sugarcane juice of 250ml glass each will be Rs.10.00 approximate per glass to any level depending on the area and nature of service and ambience provided.
Real Life Entrepreneur
Now coming to the main section of the article, a real life entrepreneur, Cane-o-la, a banglore based sugarcane juice organisation, which focuses on selling varied flavors of sugarcane juice in a hygiene way, they have grown to en extent, which you will know when you understand their company turnover is 4 Crores, sounds surprising isn't it, but truth. Go through their website http://cane-o-la.com/, to learn more about them.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further help and guidance, I have few research papers on starting this business, including business partners, loan arrangement etc.
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