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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 1053-1056
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.121


Piloting of Improved Open Drum Threshers in Bihar
Suryakanta Khandai
International Rice Research Institute, NASC Complex, New Delhi – 110012, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In Bihar threshing of paddy is generally done by women farmers and manual threshing causes high drudgery and time consuming operation. So to address this issue, a rapid assessment study was conducted. So it is very necessary to adopt women friendly technologies such as open drum thresher which reduced drudgery of women farmers during threshing and solved problems such as labour, time and cost. Here the women farmers can increase their source of income by using this machine for custom hiring to other farmers. This improved open drum thresher is designed with more safety concern and the threshing efficiency is around 5-6 qtl per hour. The additional wheel system helps the women farmer to make it as a business model for them. The thresher has wire-loop type threshing drum like pedal operated Thresher having powered by a diesel engine (4.5hp). In this type of thresher operator has to hold the paddy bundles over threshing drum which was rotated with the help of diesel engine. The length of threshing drum is generally of 4 to 5 feet long and having 1 feet diameter.


Keywords: Open drum, Thresher, Diesel engine, Drudgery, Women farmers, Safety
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Suryakanta Khandai. 2018. Piloting of Improved Open Drum Threshers in Bihar.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 1053-1056. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.121