Traditionally seed sowing done by rural farmer is by broad casting. For line sowing, use of tractor drawn seed drill is not suitable for small and marginal farmers. So, this machine is suitable for line sowing in the field of small and marginal farmers, which promotes use of weeder, avoids bending posture and saves time consumed during manual line sowing.
The seed drill have been refined for women workers using anthropometric data. It consists of a handle, hopper for seed and fertilizer, peg type ground wheel, a roller with cells and a hook for pulling the drill. The metering roller is directly mounted on the ground wheel shaft. The seed drill needs to be operated in well-prepared field. The seed drill is operated by two workers, i.e. one for pulling and another for pushing and guiding. Rope is tied to hook provided in front of the seed drill for pulling.
small and marginal farmers
Dr. L. P. Gite and S. P. Singh, ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal
Tested and modified for cup size reduction
2009-12, To reduce the drudgery and increase the work efficiency
Modification needed for single handed operation.