Manual, tedious and time consuming harvesting of groundnut
The groundnut growing areas in Gujarat is spread over an area of 20 to 25 lakhs hectares, accounting for 25% of the total production of groundnut in India. The groundnut picking is currently done manually which takes around 50 man days per ha as compared to the machine that can cover the same are in a day. Bhavin Sinojiya, an innovator from Saurashtra region realized the need to develop a machine, which can reduce the cost of collection of the 35% of the crop often left in the soil after the manual harvest. The mechanical method would not only help in increasing the per hectare yield but would also reduce the cost of extraction thus making farming of groundnut more attractive. The machine made by the innovator is attached behind the tractor, which gives the required draft power to the machine and has been tested in his field.
Link: Energy efficient, affordable, eco-friendly
Manufacturing Capacity: d) Licensing
Problem Scale: 2) Around the world