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Manual paddy trasnplanter
Name of user/organization : Mr. Photo Singh Chauhan, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Agri Device/Farm Machineries/Food Processing
Millions of women have to bend their backs for hours standing naked feet in the water to transplant paddy in the fields. Innovator developed a manual machine which has a tray which moves backward & forward with the movement of lever. Ground wheel is attached with spring lever which ensures planting in the next row at accurate interval. It can maintain row to row distance 22 cm, hill to hill distance 32.4 cm at depth of operation 6 cm and number of seedlings per hill 4. It is observed that using this transplanter missing hills are less than 5 %, floating hills are less than 5 %, Angle of stand from ground level is 70 degree and damaged seedlings are less than 2 %. Due to number of steps involved it has planting cycle 8.59 s which should be around one second. It takes around 90 hours in transplanting a hectare which should be about 15 hours. Looking for: To design the manual paddy transplanter suiting Indian conditions . It should be easy to operate, clean and maintain; less in weight so that it can be carried easily; be at least three times in efficiency as compared to human effort; be able to be used in different kinds of soils with minor modifications to suit local needs. It should be affordable in cost for small farmers and the construction material should be easily available across the country

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