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Low cost paper pot transplanter! Innovation of budding engineers @ VVCE

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Mysuru: Four final year students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE), Mysuru have designed and developed a low cost paper pot transplanter at a price of just Rs 11,000. 

Dr S N Vasudevan, Associate Director of Research, Agriculture University, V C Farm, Mandya, who suggested students to take up this project said that, this transplanter  is very much useful for small and medium farmers of the country. 

 

Dr S N Vasudevan

With this transplanter, a single person can transplant 150 vegetable saplings/seedlings per minute. A similar transplanter with half the capacity costs from Rs 50,000 to Rs 100,000 in Japan.

This project was carried out by Ashish B V, Akhil V, Anush Gowda S and Hemanth K S under the guidance of Dr G B Krishnappa, Dean R&D and Professor, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering.

Gundappa Gowda, President, Er P Vishwanath, Secretary, Srishaila Ramannavar Treasurer of Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Dr B Sadashive Gowda Principal of Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering and Dr G V Naveen Prakash HoD of Mechanical Engineering have appreciated the work of students.

For more information, please contact students. Ashish B V- 7019009399 or Akhil V-7019296470.

– Team Mysoorunews

 

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