Making furrow/ ridges between crops planted in line by shovel is a very drudgery prone activity. It also consumes time more. So, a manually operated hand ridger developed for making ridges easily.
Technology description (Technical)
It consists of ridger and pulling beam with T- type handle. Field needs to be well prepared for getting better performance of equipment for making ridges/furrows. The equipment is operated by two women workers, one for pulling and another for pushing and guiding.
How it is women friendly?
- It avoids the bending posture during the operation.
- Very light in weight.
Locale of dissemination/ application:
Small and marginal farmers
- About 67% saving in cardiac cost of worker per unit output with the ridger in comparison to the traditional method of making ridges.
- It avoids bending posture, which is generally adopted in traditional method with short handled tools for making ridges.
- Productivity of worker doubles with the equipment than traditional practice.
Limitations if any
Two persons are required to operate
Dr. S. P. Singh, ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Developed and tested
Year and purpose:
2009-12, To reduce the drudgery and increase the work efficiency
Weather further study/ modification are required or not:
Modification needed for single handed operation