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Technology developed: Sugar Cane Harvester (TP19768721562)
Category: Product(Hardware/Material/Software)
Details of Inventor(s):
Inventor Institution/Organization/Company Department Designation
J E Diwakar IISc Bangalore CPDM Principal Research Scientist
Raghu Menon Design Innovation Centre at IISc Entrepreneur in Residence
Technical Application Area: Agricultural
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Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru
Affiliated Ministry: Ministry of Education
Type of technology development: Indigenous
Does the technology help in replacing any import items currently
procured from outside India?
Does the technology have export potential? 1
Category of Technology developed: Immediate Deployment
Stage of Development: Field Test
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Applications: A device to accelerate the most time consuming and laborious phase of the sugarcane harvesting process thereby accelerating the harvest time and reducing hard labour and making the process more comfortable to the farm workers involved in the harvesting.
Advantages: Sugarcane harvesting is an extremely labour intensive process. The work is carried out by gangs of workers who move from one field to another during the harvest season. Labour of this kind is increasingly in short supply and is leading to harvest losses. A sugarcane harvest tractor implement is developed in this project brings down the labour requirement during the harvest process. The device consists of an implement that is attached to the back of the tractor and is driven from the tractor power take off. The implement has a cutter mechanism to the right of the tractor that cuts the cane at the required height. The cut cane falls on the conveyor belt is transferred and dropped on other side of the tractor. The key innovation that the product brings is in this last step reducing more than 50 percent of the labour involved in harvesting. Also, the tractor does not have to wait for manual removal of the cut cane before cutting the next line.

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    R&D Investment:

R&D investment (Rs. in Lakhs):                    
Indian Source (Rs.) Foreign Source (Rs.) Year
1800000 0 NA

   Patents & Publications:

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0 0 NA
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0 0 NA

    Commercialization Potential:

Who are the Potential Licensees?
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the same problem?
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      Submitted by: B Gurumoorthy Date of Submission: 7-8-2020

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