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Agro-Innovators Make A Mark At 'Krushi Mela' In Bhubaneswar


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15 January 2019

Bikash Das


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Bhubaneswar: Innovators of Odisha are making a mark in helping farmers to boost production in a cost effective manner. The Krushi Mela which was inaugurated on Tuesday at Bhubaneswar witnessed a congregation of many of these scientists who have devised indigenous equipment which can revolutionise farming in a big way.

OMMCOM NEWS team interviewed some of them who have come from different parts of Odisha to shocase their product at the Agro-Fair in Bhubaneswar.

Agriculture is a labour intensive trade. To address this issue, Guru Charan Pradhan, a retired teached from Sundergarh has manufactured a 9-in-1 machine.

Pradhan's machine has multiple utilities. It can be used for paddy harvest, paddy threshing, plucking groundnuts, cutting hay, grating coconut, maize seed separation, production of 12 V electricity and other farming activities.

Lambodar Behera's Krushak Bandhu can perform actions such as weeding and soil management. Coming from an industrial district Angul, Behera, envisioned this device to help poor farmers who cannot afford huge quantities of fertilisers.

"The unwanted plants which grow on the farms can be crushed using this machine. These plants combine with soil and get converted into manure," he said.

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Guru Charan Pradhan, Sundergarh

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Lambodar Behera, Angul