Madhya Pradesh based farmer Roshanlal Vishwakarma has developed a low-cost machine which has reduced 90 percent expenditures of sugarcane farming. Inventions of Vishwakarma, a resident of Mekh village in Narsimhapur district of the state, drastically changed the life of small farmers. Earlier, the farmers who were not able to afford high cost sugarcane farming started its cultivation on minimum cost.

Vishwakarma developed a low-cost machine to remove buds from the nodes of sugarcanes. After developing  sugarcane machine (sugarcane bud chipper), Vishwakarma approached agricultural experts and scientists for resolving farmers woes.

His machine can chip buds about 800 sugarcanes per hour. The cost of the machine is just Rs 1,500. Vishwakarma's second machine is a electronic device which can remove  2,000 sugarcanes per hour.

Vishwakarma himself is a school drop-out but his affinity with farmers led him to develop machines to help small peasants. Today, he is treated as an agricultural scientist.

His untraditional methods of sugarcane farming have been adopted by thousands of farmers in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.

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