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Innovative Technologies from Farmers of Bastar

1. Line sowing of Minor Millets through Patta with tines

2.Improved Rice Grain Storage Structure at Dholangi.

Kamal Kishor Kashayap the farmers staying in the village Bade Chakwa, Block Bastar and is a progressive farmer with innovative ideas in the farming he has born on 10 June, 1973 and is of 36 years.
Work Done

Minor millets (Ragi) is liking crop of tribal people of Bastar and growing in upland soil condition during Kharif season. It consumed as food and provides a sustaining diet, especially for tribal people of this region which are doing hard work. Farmers are grow ragi in traditional method as sowing of seeds manually in row or in broad cast, which is time taking and required more labour. Line sowing of minor millets manually is tedious and time taking operation and women are mainly involved in this crop cultivation.

The farmers Shri Kamal Kishor Kashyap, Bade Chakwa has made patta with tines. This innovative technique of making patta has made sowing of minor millets Ragi easier operation and reducing the drudgery.

The patta was fixed with tines making 8-10 rows with dept of seeds sowing and operated by bullock or manually. This patta makes tines from one side and for leveling from another side after line sowing of the seeds.

Result of the innovation
It has reduced the drudgery upto 40% and improved the work efficiency with reducing the labour cost. It light in weight and women eco-friendly implement.
Awarded by

1.)Shri Kamal Kishor Kashyap explaining about his innovative technology to her Excellency Smt.Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, President, Govt. of India during National Farm Innovator of KVKs on 22 December, 2010 at MPUA&T, Udaipur, Rajasthan.

2.)Shri Kamal Kishor Kashyap discussing about his innovative technology to Hon’ble Agri Minister, Shri Chandra Shekhar Sahu, Govt. of Chhattisgarh after participation in National Innovator Meet at Mysore during 12-14 Nov,2010.

3.)Shri Kamal Kishor Kashyap discussing about his innovative technology to Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr, M. P. Pandey,IGKV, Raipur after successful return from National Farm Innovator Conference of KVKs during 22-24 December, 2010 at MPUA&T, Udaipur, Rajasthan.

This innovative technology is spreading horizontally in the farmers field who are taking crop miner millets in Bastar district. This technology is women eco-friendly can be made at local level. KVK Bastar has made a focal point for use of this patta for adoption of the innovation for spread the line sowing technology in miner millets.

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