Innovator : Rajpalsingh Narwariya,
Ashoknagar, Madhya Pradesh
Company : Narwariya Agrotech
With increased farm mechanization, particularly the usage of the combine harvester, straw is left in the field, which is otherwise needed to feed the animals. The leftover is burnt before sowing the next crop, resulting in loss of nutrition in the soil. The modified combine harvester has a collector for collecting chopped straw /chaff without affecting its efficiency. The machine has been manufactured to enable farmers to perform both the tasks viz. harvesting and threshing simultaneously. It has been successfully used for harvesting wheat and paddy and may be suitable for soybean, mustard, and all other crops for which the traditional harvesters are suitable.