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Technology brochures for important technology

June 21, 2015

We are please to publish technology brochures for important development work done under DST and Praj foundation support. The details of technologies like Rice De-husking machine, Drying technologies, Sanitoy Pad incinirator, food processing products, agricultural tools etc are published here with – Technology brochures

Your suggestions , feedback’s will encourage us further !

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Low cost solar dryer for Improving terrace drying ………

June 13, 2015

Drying of fruits / vegetables / Papad in open sun is traditional method of preservation. Quality of open sun dried food products are always concern due to contamination of dirt, dis-coloration and attack by pest (birds/ Monkey etc). To improve quality of open sun dried products and to add commercial aspect to it (as cottage scale processing), experiments were conducted at Vigyan ashram in summer(2015). As a result of these experiment, a low cost solar dryer is developed and tested on various traditional open drying products as leafy vegetables / Amla candy , Papad etc. Here is the details report of this experiment ——

Low cost terrace dryer

Low cost terrace dryer

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Hydroponics

May 27, 2015
  1. INTRODUCTION:

Hydroponics fodder can be grown in low cost greenhouses with locally available grains. Production of hydroponics fodder in low cost greenhouses is an effective solution for fodder scarcity and is a very promising technology for sustainable livestock production in different regions of India.

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Green fodders are staple feed for dairy animals. Dairy animals producing up to 5-7 litters’ milk per day can be maintained exclusively by feeding green fodders. Hydroponic farming is the art of growing plants without the use of soil. This technology is old as history.

  • Vigyan ashram, Pabal has developed Geodesic dome structures which is easy to build and low cost structure, having very good structural strength.
  • By utilising those dome we grown- hydroponics green fodder.

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To know more about this please click the link:Hydroponics

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Mahua- Madhuca longifolia Flower Collector.

May 27, 2015

Title: Mahua Flower Collector.

Introduction:

Mahua- Madhuca longifolia is edible and is a food item for tribal community. They are used to make syrup for medicinal purposes. They are also fermented to produce the alcoholic drink, country liquor. The demand from tribal community created the need to develop Mahua flower collector. Main objective behind to develop the umbrella is – The final product to be delivered which unskilled labour can make use of it with 0% loss of uncontaminated produce.

Objective: – To collect the flowers of Mahua( Madhuca longifolia).

Need: –To remove dusty particles from the flowers and to avoid spoilage of flowers.

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So by considering all points we developed the inverted umbrella like flower collector. To know more about this please click the link below:

Mahua flowers collector

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Cutter for high raising fruits / tree branches (pruning)

May 27, 2015

Introduction

Bal-hirda (Terminalia chebula), is one of important NTFT (Normal Thickness Filum Terminale) commodity especially in Sahyadri and Satpuda ranges. Bal Hirda is smallish tree yields; ribbed and nut-like fruit.It is used in chronic fever, helpful in gaining weight in the emaciated persons and in losing weight in obese persons. It is also useful in controlling cold cough.

We designed cutter which can be use for harvesting of bal Hirda.

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To know more about the fabrication of cutter please follow the link:

Cutter for high raising fruits-tree branches(Pruning)

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Fish Feed formulation from locally available raw material

May 25, 2015

Fish feed is one of the major inputs in aquaculture production.

Market  fish feed is in high rate so we prepared fish feed by using raw materials like Ground Nut Cake and Rice husk which can made easily available in local markets and which costs low and can be farm made, having protein value about 30.66%.

A good fish food for high density fish farming should contain all required nutrients, high protein 32 to 48% which is standard protein value.

More about how to prepare fish feed formulation please go through the link below:

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Drip Irrigation System

May 25, 2015

“Drip irrigation is the frequent and slow  application  of water to the soil, near the root zone of the plants through mechanical devices called emitters that are located at selected points along water delivery lines.”

In India, Maharashtra is one of the pioneer states in propagating drip system.

Almost all grape plantation of the state is under drip while about 80% banana plantation is under this system.

For more about this, please click the link Manual of drip irrigation system

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