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Innovative Farmer
Thematic Area: Farm Mechanisation   Age : 61
Title:Paddy transplanter without fuel   Education : 5th
Name:Ranjit Mirig   Land Holding : 6 Acre
Village:Gadamunda   Farming Experience : 26 yrs
Block:Dhankauda   Cropping Pattern : Paddy - Paddy
District:Sambalpur   Social Recognition : Best Farmer Award
PIN:768 006 (ODISHA)        
           

Description of Innovation

Ranjit Mirig, aged 61 belongs to village Gadamunda, is a progressive farmer of the district Sambalpur. He earns his livelihood from agriculture only. He is having 6 acres of land and paddy is being cultivated both in Kharif and Rabi season. During the transplanting of paddy he was facing severe labour problem. The situation motivated him to go for a transplanter. He found machine operated transplanter was too costly for him. So he thought for a hand operated paddy transplanter. He has dedicated 22 years of his life to invent a hand operated transplanter without fuel. For which he was awared by different organization of Govt. of Odisha. The weight of the machine is about 45 kg, Length 5 feet, Width 2.5 feet. Two labour is required during operation / transplantation, one for pulling the machine & another for handle operating. g operation / transplantation, one for pulling the machine & another for handle operating.

Practical utility of Innovation

To solve the labour problem in paddy transplanting, it is suitable for small land holding farmers. Two man can transplant paddy in 7-8 hrs / acre. The machine has 5 fingers for transplanting and the machine is operated by hand. Age of the seedling suitable for this transplanting is 12-14 days & spacing R-R = 18 cm & P-P=15 cm is maintained. It takes 1/7 th time of manual transplanting. The cost of the machine is about Rs 20,000/-.

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