Manual digging and harvesting of onion
The harvester is a set of two machines first for cutting the leaves of onion and then digging and picking them up without causing any damage to the bulbs. While harvesting onion, separation of the leaf/stalk from the bulbs is a tedious task and involves a lot of manpower. If leaf/stalk is not removed properly the onion fetches less price. Also if the onion is picked up along with the leaves, separation of soil from the onion becomes a difficult job. In order to mechanize the process, Shrawan developed two machines; one for cutting leaves and another for digging, picking up and cleaning soil from the bulbs. Presently, he is trying to combine both the machines together as a unit i.e. as onion leaf cutter cum digger. Initially for testing, he had developed motorcycle rear mounted leaf cutting device as well as onion digging device (2013). This was able to dig and pick onion along with soil and drop on the field. Having achieved success with the motorcycle, he implemented it in a tractor by developing tractor front mounted digging unit with conveying and collection unit (2013 - 2014).
Manufacturing Capacity: b) Design Support, e) Franchising
Problem Scale: 2) Around the world
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