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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (48) Last page : (53)
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Design and Development of Manual Plastic Mulch Laying Machine

Ashish Kumar Kerketta1*, Sheen C. Moses2, Suryakanta Khandai3 and Surendra Pal4

1,3,4Ph.D Scholar, 2Associate Professor,
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, VIAET, SHUATS Allahabad
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Received: 2.11.2018  |  Revised: 24.11.2018   |  Accepted: 3.12.2018  



In India, the farming operation such as transplanting, harvesting, threshing is mostly done by labour which is time consuming and costlier also. Most of the time irrigation is one of the biggest problem in India. So mulching machine is the best way to recover and redeveloped farming in different style. Manual mulching process characterized as labour intensive, poor quality of work, disturbances due to wind during laying of mulch sheet additionally causes problem of tearing of sheet during handling and most importantly difficulty in the covering of mulch sheet. So new manual mulching machine was developed which can be operate by labour easily, with possible to transport in the field, effective in operation, minimizing the labour forces involved in operation and economical to use for small farmer.

Key word: Manual, Mulching machine, Labour intensive,

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Cite this article: Kerketta, A.K., Sheen C. Moses, Khandai, S. and Pal, S., Design and Development of Manual Plastic Mulch Laying Machine, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 48-53 (2018). doi: