About the Practice
Problem Statement:

Post-Harvest Waste straw


After observing bottlenecks in existing machinery available for straw incorporation, S. Talwinder Singh of Ucha Bohar Singh Wala village of Kapurthala district developed a reaper to manage the straw. He is a small but innovative farmer who is familiar with the problems of fellow farmers. As most of the vegetable growers of this area with small land holding cannot afford to buy costly straw management machinery. Also, custom hiring centres don't prefer to work on scattered small farms. Though being a young learnt farmer. Talwinder Singh has not burnt straw from his fields for past eight years, but it was very difficult to manage straw for vegetable crops. Then he started work on making of a reaper which can chop the straw into small pieces. The machine is 13'10” in length, 8'4” in width and 7' height weighing 28 quintals can be run by 50 HP tractor. The cutter bar of machine is 7 feet. More than 30 farmers are using this machine for preparing land for vegetables like potato, carrot and peas etc. Downloaded from http://atari1icar.res.in/Publications/Contemplating Agricultural Growth through Farmers' Frugal innovations

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: S. Talwinder Singh
Address: Vill Ucha Bohar Wala, Sarai Jattan, Sultanpur Lodhi, Kapurthala-144 626
City: Kapurthala
State: Punjab
PIN Code 144626

Practice Details

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Manufacturing Capacity: b) Design Support, c) Sub-contracting, d) Licensing
Problem Scale: • India – Very Grave

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/104

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