Power Operated Passive Weeder
Name : Kadivendi Mahipalchary
District & State : -1, Telangana
Category : Utility
Award : Consolation
Award Function : 8th National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2015
The weeder developed by the innovator is a self-propelled cultivator having passive tillage tool (reversible shovel type with tynes) where the operator needs to walk behind the machine. With an average coverage of 0.4-0.5 acre/h at average fuel consumption 0.5 lit/h, this weeder fills the gap between small tractor and draft animal operated tillage machinery. The can also be used for secondary tillage operation, sowing and applying fertilizer/ insecticides apart from hoeing and weeding.