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Turmeric/Ginger Planter

Innovation Description

Conventionally, labors have to dig the soil to sow ginger/turmeric. This is tedious; time consuming and back breaking task due to regular bending posture at the time of sowing. Mr. Inderjit hence decided to work on this problem and thus came up with a ginger/turmeric sowing machine.

It is a tractor mounted turmeric/ginger planter with adjustable row spacing. This planter can perform following function:

  • Open a furrow
  • Meter the seed.
  • Deliver the seed and place it appropriately in, the furrow.

Technical Specification

  • This equipment consists of following parts viz. Feeder, metering mechanism, chain drive, bevel gears, rotating discs, adjustable furrow openers etc.
  • It is a tractor mounted turmeric/ginger planter with adjustable row spacing from 4.5 to 5.5 ft.
  • A wheel is provided at the base which can adjust the plant to plant distance, which can be varied from 6 inch, 9 inch and 12 inch.

Salient Features

Type of work Manual Labors Machine
Labors required for 1 acre 27-30 5 including tractor driver
Labor cost 3800 to 4000 900 – 1000
Work done in a day 1 acre 4 acres
Required turmeric/ginger 10 to 11 quintals 8.5 quintals
Depth of sowing Not defined 4.5 inches
Plant to plant distance Not defined 6 inches, 9 inches, 12 inches

For Business Enquiries,

Please contact:
Business Development,
National Innovation Foundation –India
Satellite Complex, Nr. Mansi Cross Roads, Satellite Ahmedabad -380 015, Gujarat, India
Phone: +91-79-2673 2456, 26732095; Fax: +91-79-2673 1903
E mail: bd@nifindia.org, Web: www.nif.org.in

Source: National Innovation Foundation



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