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Mechanization of Rain fed Agriculture

Pusa Aqua-ferti Seed Drill
Description

Application of aqueous fertilizer alongside the seed which helps in better germination and initial development of crop specially in rain fed conditions. It can be operated with 45 hp tractor and can cover an area of 0.25 ha/h. It has fluted roller seed metering mechanism, two liquid fertilizer storage tank with constant head central tank along with rotary pump connecting discharge nozzles.

Salient Feature

It makes possible sowing of Rabi crops in dry land areas. Also suitable for pulses. A 53% increase in germination and 35% increase in yield in wheat crop

Pusa Hydrogel Applicator
Description

Precise and Mechanical application of hydrogel at the rate of 3kg/ha along with seed . It can be retrofitted with existing sowing system.It has helical fluted roller metering mechanism.

Salient Feature

Hydrogel absorbs water 350 times of its dry weight and slowly made available to plants roots during stress condition. The applicator is an attachment to the seed � cum ferti seed drill or aqua ferti. seed drill

Safety Gadgets for Chaff Cutter
Description

Suitable for protecting injuries caused by chaff cutter. Simple cost effective interventions. It consists of Blade Guard,Flywheel, Lock and Warning Roller.

Salient Feature

These can be retrofitted on existing as well as new machines for prevention of injuries.

Solar Powered 3-Head Sprayer
Description

Useful for spraying pesticides and weedicides on the field crops. Powered with Solar power 24 V chargeable battery. It consists of three head boom, solar charging system and anti-nozzle clogging filter. Field capacity is0.5 ha per hour with swath of 1.7 m.

Salient Feature

It has high chemical efficacy and uniform droplet size (150 to 200 micron).It reduces human drudgery, saves25 % in cost of operation and 30 % in labour and operating time

Solar Powered Vending Cart for Vegetables
Description

Keeps vegetable fresh and increases shelf life. Reduces the temperature in the range of 4 to 10 oC on an average 7oC.Powered with 48 V 400 Wp solar panel. It has a storage capacity of 8 cu ft

Salient Feature

Very useful in rural areas where there is shortage of electricity for storage of fresh vegetables.

Pusa Wheel Hand Hoe
Description

It is an improved manual tool used for weeding and inter-culture in row crops. It can cover an area of 200 sq m in an hour. It comprises of a wheel, an adjustable handle and soil working tool .

Salient Feature

The angle of operation could be adjusted according to stature of the operator, reduces operator fatigue. Cost effective for weeding and inter-culture operation

Power Operated Winnower
Description

Useful machine for cleaning/separation of chaff, dust from food grains, powered by 1 hp Single-phase motor, capacity 300-600 kg/h .

Salient Feature

It is useful handy machine for on farm value addition. It is very economical in operational use.