Innovator : Gurmel Singh Dhonsi (Ganganagar, Rajasthan)
Company : Dhonsi Mechanization
Trees and horticulture plants are generally pruned for better growth by cutting the stem, branches, leaves, etc. The task is generally done manually by using knives etc, which is a very risky, tiresome, and time-consuming process. The imported machines are very expensive and are mounted on an exclusive vehicle for it. No indigenous machine that is suitable and affordable is available for Indian farmers. Innovator has developed a tractor-operated tree pruner and a rapid compost aerator which is useful for pruning the trees and can-do top dressing as well. The machine is mounted to the tractor and gets driven by a hydraulic system.