About the Practice
Problem Statement:

Need to reduce friction in rope to tie yoke with plough or cart


Farmers in these parts normally use rope to tie plough or cart with yoke. The rope takes much friction and as a result of which it may break also. To reduce friction and wear of the rope, farmer Laxmanbhai Soniyabhai Chauriya has devised a tool called as "khodagi" which he makes from teak (Tectona grandis) wood. This tool is first used to join yoke with plough or cart and then the rope is tied. This means that "khogadi" bears all the friction instead of the rope. It is a traditional practice and used for last 20 years. According to the innovator he has learnt this method from his forefathers and about 70% people of surrounding area use this method.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Lakshmanbhai Soniabhai Chauriya
Address: Dangs Gujarat
City: Dangs
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 394710

Practice Details

Manufacturing Capacity: b) Design Support c) Sub-contracting e) Franchising
Problem Scale: Local

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/981

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