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The areca leaf plates are made from the sheaths which are attached to areca nut leaf covering the areca nut fruits. Raw material is procured from the local and surrounding areas of Hiriyur. The manufacturing of areca leaf plates is done using single mechanized machine. The leaf plate machine does both the functions like cutting, moulding and heating, compressing the leaf. Different types of moulds (of various forms) like square, round, oval and rectangle can be used to give required kind of shape to the plate.