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Manual paddy transplanting device developed

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TEZPUR, July 8� In yet another development, Dr Uddhab Kumar Bharali, who has already designed many manual devices, has now come up with a manual paddy transplanting device for farmers.

Speaking about his new machine, Dr Bharali said that this device is designed to help the farmer in transplanting seedlings in the absence of women who due to the waist�pain they suffer�while transplanting seedlings while bending downward, are most reluctant to do the work. �A transplanting machine is also beyond their reach, both due to costs and technique. Again, the methane gas emission in the paddy field is very harmful to the women,� he said adding that with the use of this device, they can plant the seedlings in a standing position. Absolutely no skill is required and it maintains the geometry of transplantation also very accurately.

He also said that doing other works like weeding, harvesting etc., is much easier with this mechanism. �Two persons are required. Hardly five hours is required�for two persons. The weight of the gadget is just 8 kg. They can insert at least 50 seedlings at a time. The cost of the gadget�is less than Rs 5000.� He said that this is just the beginning of a mission to make paddy cultivation easier. He said that the VC, Assam Agricultural University is providing all the logistic support towards this venture on behalf of the AAU.

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Manual paddy transplanting device developed

TEZPUR, July 8� In yet another development, Dr Uddhab Kumar Bharali, who has already designed many manual devices, has now come up with a manual paddy transplanting device for farmers.

Speaking about his new machine, Dr Bharali said that this device is designed to help the farmer in transplanting seedlings in the absence of women who due to the waist�pain they suffer�while transplanting seedlings while bending downward, are most reluctant to do the work. �A transplanting machine is also beyond their reach, both due to costs and technique. Again, the methane gas emission in the paddy field is very harmful to the women,� he said adding that with the use of this device, they can plant the seedlings in a standing position. Absolutely no skill is required and it maintains the geometry of transplantation also very accurately.

He also said that doing other works like weeding, harvesting etc., is much easier with this mechanism. �Two persons are required. Hardly five hours is required�for two persons. The weight of the gadget is just 8 kg. They can insert at least 50 seedlings at a time. The cost of the gadget�is less than Rs 5000.� He said that this is just the beginning of a mission to make paddy cultivation easier. He said that the VC, Assam Agricultural University is providing all the logistic support towards this venture on behalf of the AAU.