Progressive Farmer Designed And Developed A Tractor Operated Harvesting Machine


FATEHGARH SAHIB: A progressive farmer Gurpreet Singh, a resident of village Mehdudan of district Fatehgarh Sahib has designed and developed a tractor operated harvesting machine with old unused Centrifugal Pump.

It may be mentioned here that in the month of September, 2010, lot of basmati crop has been damaged due to hailstorm (around 30-40%) in some areas of district Fatehgarh Sahib. The grains were shattered on to the
ground during hailstorm and harvesting.

According to farmer Gurpreet Singh the shattered grains were collected with this machine by suction created with Centrifugal Pump which sucks the grains from the ground and put it into the drum. He said the
machine has been used by other farmers of the district as well. Rohit Sharma, Dr. Harinder Singh and Arwinder Singh Kang from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Fatehgarh Sahib validated the machine for its technical performance and the national award was applied to Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad.

Tractor operated harvesting machine
The farmer Gurpreet Singh was given invitation to attend the Rice farmers Innovators Meet at Hydrabad. On August 2 ,2011, the National Rice Innovation Award – 2011 was awarded to him after through screening and was honoured with a certificate and momento. Gurpreet Singh said 25 farmers/farm women were awarded from all over India with only 3 farmers from the Punjab. On this occasion, Gurpreet Singh gave a power point presentation on this innovation.

Gurpreet claimed that the machine was also got verified for its technical and economic performance by senior scientists from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.


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