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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 570-577

Development of Battery Driven Manually Operated Multi Crop Reaper
Shivani Saini1* and Minali Masih2
136 Street 7 Zone 3, Near Shankar Kirana Store, Durg-491001(C.G.), India
2221/D New Ruabandha sector Bhilai – 490006 (C.G.), India
*Corresponding author

In India, the numbers of small and marginal farmers are very high as compared to big farmers. Agricultural census data shows that there were about 121 million agricultural holding in India and in this 99 million were small and marginal farmers. As a result small and marginal farmers account for more than 80% of the total farm. Due to poor economic condition, it is therefore not feasible for them to adopt mechanized means of harvesting. Harvesting of most popularly grown wheat crop is most commonly carried out manually. It is highly expensive and high labour consuming method of harvesting. With this view a Battery Driven Manually operated Multi Crop Reaper was developed. This Reaper was developed to solve the problem of drudgery related to manual harvesting methods, which can saves a lot of time of the farmers and also get the job done in fewer amount compared to manual harvesting methods. The performance evaluation was done on the basis of field capacity, field efficiency and cost of operation. The result showed an increase in the field capacity with the Reaper as compared to manual harvesting. The field capacity obtained with the Reaper is 0.0152 ha/h while in manual harvesting field capacity is calculated as 0.011 ha/h. Energy consumption by manual harvesting is about 534.84 MJ/ha whereas with the reaper it is reduced up to 386 MJ/ha. In this sequence cost of operation calculated by manual harvesting methods is 6665.45 Rs/ha whereas with reaper it is reduced to 5836.84 RS/ha.

Keywords: Cost, Harvesting, Reaper

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Shivani Saini and Minali Masih. 2020. Development of Battery Driven Manually Operated Multi Crop Reaper.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 570-577. doi:
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