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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (1539) Last page : (1546)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6358

Status of Bullock Carts and Comparative Evaluation of Different types of Cart available in Chhattisgarh Plains

Nikhil Kumar Patre*, M. Quasim, Mithlesh Kumarand and Ashutosh Tripathi
Indira Gandhi KrishiVishwavidyalaya, Krishak Nagar, Raipur, 492012, Chhattisgarh, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: nikhil.patre1991@gmail.com
Received: 16.01.2018  |  Revised: 22.02.2018   |  Accepted: 25.02.2018  


Bullock-cart is a major source of transportation of commodities from one place to another in rural area. About 68%of the total agricultural produce in the Chhattisgarh is still carried away through animal drawn vehicles every year.Chhattisgarh state consists of three zones i.e. Chhattisgarh Plain, Bastar Plateau, Northern hills zone,that occupies 51.0%, 28.0% and 21.0% of the geographical area, respectively.For this particular study Chhattisgarh Plain zone was selected. Chhattisgarh plains consist of total 14 districts out of which 8 districts were selected for this study.In each district three blocks were selected for the case study. Highest average number of bullock carts has been using in Rajnandgaon i.e. 58157 and lowest in Mungeli i.e.7261 district. The performance of IFIW cart was found best among all four types of carts used for the testing at 1100 kg load it has lowest draft, power requirement and wheel slippage was 35.22 kg, 0.39 kW, 0.88 % respectively and highest speed was 2.99 km/hr. Lowest performance was found in WFWW cart at the 1100 kg load. It has highest draft, power requirement and wheel slippage 45.64 kg, 0.50 kW, 1.63 % respectively and lowest speed 2.76 km/hr among all types of carts. It was found that in each cart as the load was increased simultaneously draft requirement and power requirement was also increased and speed and slippage was decreased.

Key words: Bullock-cart, Animal drawn vehicles, Draft requirement, Power requirement, Wheel slippage.

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Cite this article: Patre, N.K., Quasim, M., Kumar, M. and Tripathi, A., Status of Bullock Carts and Comparative Evaluation of Different types of Cart available in Chhattisgarh Plains, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 1539-1546 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6358