Demonstration held on rice transplanter

Demonstration held on rice transplanter17070605

PASIGHAT, Jul 5: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), East Siang, College of Horticulture and Forestry, CAU, Pasighat today organized a demonstration programme on feasibility of transplanting rice using self-propelled four-row walk behind-type rice transplanter at Runne village in East Siang district.

The demonstration was conducted at a farmer’s field in an area of 0.5 acre. The machine can transplant 1 to 1.2 hectare area in one day with 7-8 litres of fuel consumption and can save 30 man days per hectare over manual transplanting.

During the interaction, expert from the KVK imparted knowledge to the farmers regarding the rice transplanting machine and needs of selective machinery especially for paddy cultivation in the district, when seeking solutions for the problems like drudgery, high production cost, low cropping intensity and above all the labour scarcity. The farmers present were satisfied with the performance of the self-propelled four row rice transplanter.


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