Innovator : Sharvan kumar Bajya,
Company : Bajya Kisan Agriculture Equipments
While harvesting onion, separation of the leaf/stalk from the bulbs is a tedious task and involves a lot of manpower. If the leaf/stalk is not removed properly the onion fetches less price. Also, if the onion is picked up along with the leaves, the separation of soil from the onion becomes a difficult job. In order to mechanize the process, the innovator developed two machines; one for cutting leaves and another for digging, picking up, and cleaning soil from the bulbs. Presently, he is trying to combine both the machines together as a unit i.e., as an onion leaf cutter cum digger.