Turmeric/Ginger Planter

Turmeric/Ginger Planter

Name : Indrajit Balvirsingh Khas

District & State :  Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Category : Agricultural (General)

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Price :   Rs. 75,000/-(ex-factory price + packaging). The price does not include transportation costs, taxes, etc.

Delivery Period : 15 days

Problem addressed:
labors have to dig the soil to sow ginger/turmeric. This is tedious; time consuming and back breaking task due to regular bending posture at the time of sowing. Mr. Inderjit hence decided to work on this problem and thus came up with a ginger/turmeric sowing machine.

It is a tractor mounted turmeric/ginger planter with adjustable row spacing. This planter can perform following function :
• Open a furrow
• Meter the seed.
•Deliver the seed and place it appropriately in, the furrow.

  • This equipment consists of following parts viz. Feeder, metering mechanism, chain drive, bevel gears, rotating discs, adjustable furrow openers etc.
  • It is a tractor mounted turmeric/ginger planter with adjustable row spacing from 4.5 to 5.5 ft.
  • A wheel is provided at the base which can adjust the plant to plant distance, which can be varied from 6 inch, 9 inch and 12 inch.

Type of work Manual Labors Machine
Labors required for 1 acre 27-30 5 including tractor driver
Labor cost 3800 to 4000 900 – 1000
Work done in a day 1 acre 4 acres
Required turmeric/ginger 10 to 11 quintals 8.5 quintals
Depth of sowing Not defined 4.5 inches
Plant to plant distance Not defined 6 inches, 9 inches, 12 inches