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Design and Fabrication of Manual Paddy Sapling Transplanting Machine

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 13367-13380

Keywords : Agriculture Equipment; Paddy Saplings; Marginal Farmers; Transplanting Machine; Four Bar Mechanism; Sustainable Method;

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India is an agricultural nation and paddy is its primary crop. A paddy Trans planting machine is an equipped device which is used to transplant paddy seedlings in the paddy field during transplantation. This project is mainly concentrated on developing a simple manually operated paddy Transplanting machine for small and mid-range farmers in India. This helps the farmers in avoiding the cost of labour for transplantation and they can do paddy transplantation by using this machine in a less amount of time. In India more than 80% of the farmers having less than 2 hectares of land, this creates an urgent need to develop a machine which is simple to operate and available for every sector of farmers for highly labour intensive farm activities specially where the country is growing more paddy in the agriculture land. Also in the present era the labour availability is declining rapidly and labour cost is also increasing every year. In the early 1960'sPaddyTransplanting machines were first developed in Japan. Since then technology has been contributing very much in this field by providing improved mechanism. The main purpose of this project is to design manually operated seedling transplantation mechanism to plant paddy seedlings. Many advanced transplanting machines are available but it is available at the higher cost which is not affordable by the small scale farmers. Hence this project aims at sustainable machine and marginal farmers in the country. It consists of simple mechanical linkages to plant the seedling, a tray to hold the seedlings, a gear which drives the links and a mechanical pedal to drive the gear. It can plant four rows of seedlings at a time and at a constant distance.

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