About the Practice
Problem Statement:



Ranjit of Jagdalla village had developed a simple but very effective parboiled paddy spreading machine. It could spread about 800 kg parboiled paddy in five minutes. Generally this task is done manually using a tray. The parboiled paddy is very hot, and labourers get hurt sometimes, and get blisters on their fingers. He wanted to develop a solution for this. He was scouted by a volunteer, Jagataran Ghosh of Panchad village, who is also an innovator. In this case also, the problem is very pervasive; the solution is a trolley and a sluice gate kind of opening at the bottom where the size of the opening can be adjusted. While carrying the par-boiled rice to his another site meant for drying, he keeps the opening closed. When asked how he thought of it, he smiled and said, “Is not this problem quite serious or bothersome? I was not satisfied with the conventional practice so I asked a blacksmith to help me and got this fabricated.” Since the shape was like inverted pyramid, the flow of grains was aided by gravity. http://nif.org.in/innovation/parboiled_paddy_spreader/468

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Ranjit Ghorai,
Address: Jagdalla Jagdalla Village , Sakti Tehsil , Janjgir-champa District
City: Janjgir-champa
State: Chhattisgarh
PIN Code 495689

Practice Details

Link: Uniform Planting ( maintain row to row and plant to plant spacing) It gives 100 % of plant emergence Facilitates the mechanical weeding and harvesting It can also be used for drilling the cereals and pulses
Manufacturing Capacity: b) Design Support, c) Sub-contracting, e) Franchising
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Problem Scale: LOCAL IN INDIA
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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/108

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