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Event Name :
Training on Grondnut pod stripping with motorised Grond nut stripper to reduce cost , time and drudgery
Event Venue :
at SARUL , Tal Nashik, dist nashik
KVK address :
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University,Dnyanagangotri,Near Gangapur Dam, Nashik
Contact person details :
Rajaram Patil
Subject Matter Specialist (Agril Engg.)
rajarambpatil@gmail.com
9422283360 02532230698
Event Date :
9/25/2017 To 9/26/2017
Objective: Drudgery & cost reduction in Groundnut pod stripping. Most of the groundnut crop operations are done manually.by farm women. They are time consuming, incur high cost and drudgery. Introduction of the small motorised groundnut stripper shall reduce the time drudgery , time and cost of the work. Community use shall be promoted to meet seasonal needs.
Pre Event Description :
Groundnut crop is mostly cultivated by small farmers. It is mostly cultivated for home scale consumption. Most of the groundnut crop operations like dibbling to harvesting and pod stripping, decortications are done manually. These operations are done by farm women. They are time consuming, incur high cost and drudgery. Introduction of the small motorised groundnut stripper was planned in groundnut growing area. Training on groundnut pod stripping with motorised groundnut pod stripper was conducted at Sarul Tal Nashik. This training shall be followed by the demonstrations and community use on individual fields by the farm women.
Target Group: Farm Women
Male Count: 1
Female Count:11
SC Count:0
ST Count:5
Chief Guest's Name: Rajaram Patil, SMS Agril Engg. KVK Nashik
Chief Guest's Remarks:Most of the groundnut crop operations are done manually. It includes dibbling to harvesting and pod stripping, decortications which are done manually. These operations are done by farm women. They are time consuming, incur high cost and drudgery. Introduction of the small motorized groundnut stripper shall reduce the time drudgery, time and cost of the work. By employing only 4 persons, the capacity of the machine is 900 to 1000 kg per day depending on the skill of operation. Approximately 75% of the cost of pod stripping manually can be saved. The speed of pod stripping can be increased 4 times. This will also reduce the drudgery in stripping operations completely. Also crop can be saved from climate related losses due to timely crop threshing. Community use by women groups shall be useful to meet seasonal needs.
Post Event Details:Ground nut crop is cultivated in selected patchy areas & mostly by the small farmers. Groundnut is cultivated in Kharif & in summer by the farmers having some irrigation facilities. Even though in individually on small area, village Sarul is having good no. of ground nut cultivation in Kharif. Average cultivation area is 0.5 acre. Hence, Training on groundnut pod stripping with motorised groundnut pod stripper was conducted at Sarul, Tal Nashik. Total 16 participants, particularly women participated in the training. The Sarul village has 5 Nos. of women farmers clubs. This training shall be followed by the demonstration and community use, custom hiring on individual fields by the women farmers groups with a group ownership.
Image: On field demonstration of groundnut stripper and use by farm women.
Image: On field demonstration of groundnut stripper by KVK SMS and use by farm women.
Video : On field demonstration of groundnut stripper and use by farm women.
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