About the Practice
Problem Statement:

Need For intensive cleaning of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) and mobility of the huller,


In the groundnut huller, Jamsinghbhai has brought about the necessary modifications by introducing two filters, one for the seed and another for the pod, as also for washing the seed . In the vertical huller, groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) used to be opened in the cutter and the nuts would fall into the filter where the shells were separated from the nuts and the latter collected. Now Jamsingbhai Vajuba Gohil has modified the huller that could lift the machine by hydraulic pressure. By turning a handle-wheel, one person can lift it. This device also washes groundnut by water and removes impurities with the help of two fans. When newly introduced, the new huller became so popular in the Jalsi, Panchuada, Kakolia, Songadh and other surrounding villages that people not only saw the demonstration of the device but also immediately used it for days together at village panchayat offices. All the farmers used it at Medlvader for five days at a stretch. By connecting it to a bulllock-cart, one person can easliy transport it along with a water-drawing machine to nearby villages. It is also easy instal at a new place. By placing a pipe at the bottom, one person can raise it, connect it to a bullock-cart or tractor with a belt, attach wheels and go where he wills. Jhamsinghbhai has also been very thoughtful in that he has put up a bulb that runs on a dynamo in the device for day and night working. The people from the hills came down from Palitana and took the new huller to their respective villages. They have given no respite to the huller ever since and working on it cleaning their entire groundnut crop. The dynamo has been designed as a permanent feature in the new huller to make it mobile and also enable farmers to pour their harvest into the machine for processing even at night. The price of the huller is Rs. 30,000.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Jamsingh Vajubhai Gohil
Address: At panchvada Sihor Bhavnagar Gujarat
City: Bhavnagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 364240

Practice Details

Link: The new huller consists of the following parts: 8-HP water-drawing manchine 2 wheels of Jeep a handle to pull by rope 2 large pulleys a belt to rotate pulley cutter 1 2 filters, one small and the other big 1 dynamo
Manufacturing Capacity: b) Design Support c) Sub-contracting e) Franchising
Problem Scale: Locally Applicable
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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/978

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