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Innovation Details

 
Category : Agri Device/Farm Machineries/Food Processing
 
Innovation Title : Bicycle weeder
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Name : Gopal Malhari Bhise
District : Jalgaon
State : Maharashtra
 
 
Description :

Bicycle weeder is a multipurpose farm implement developed by using inexpensive bicycle components. The main part of the implement consists of the front portion of a bicycle, namely handle bar, front axle and the wheel. A steel fork is connected to the axle and other end carries different attachments. Separate attachments for weeding and tilling are attached to the working end using bolts and nuts. This helps in changing the attachments as needed. The load in digging out the soil has been kept to the minimum by providing appropriate profiles and curvature to the implements. Suitable slots are provided for attachments so that the distance between the blades can be adjustable to suit specific requirements.

Not all the farmers in the country can afford bullock, a small tractor or power tiller. Also due to relatively low land holding capacity many farmers do not need these farm equipments.

 

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Salient Features :
  • It is very easy to operate and is ideally suited to the needs of marginal farmers who cannot afford to maintain bullocks.
  • The tiller attachment enables the farmers to cultivate light and medium soil up to a depth of 3 cm.
  • A person can weed one acre land in five hour (depending upon the type of soil )
Advantages :
  • A person can weed one acre land in five hour.
  • It is very easy to operate and is ideally suited to the needs of marginal farmers who can not afford to maintain bullocks.
  • The tiller attachment enables the farmers to cultivate light and medium soil up to a depth of 3 cm. 

 

IPR Status :

The IPR rights of technology is with NIF. The technology has been acquitted by NIF under GTIAF (Grassroots Technological Innovation Acquisition Fund) of NIF.

MRP : The weeder costs Rs 2600/-. (Ex-factory price + packaging). The price does not include transportation costs, taxes, etc.