In hybrid cotton crop, the cotton is harvested from the field directly and seed is separated ginning mills. But in dry area of Gujarat and other parts of the country, the indigenous cotton varieties (like Kalyan ? V 797, G-13 etc.) where the when cotton balls mature, it does not open fully like hybrid cotton and therefore cotton lint is tightly attached to the inner side of the cotton shell and therefore difficult to harvest cotton lint from the field. Therefore cotton ball is harvested from the field and lint is manually separated from cotton balls by removing the shells. This is a very laborious and time consuming process. As an answer to this problem, Mansukhbhai developed a machine named as Chetak Cotton Sripper, which removes lint from the cotton shell in faster and efficient manner
Innovator: Mansukhbhai Patel
Area: Engineering Sciences
Contact Address: Ahmedabad
Funding agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India
National Mission: Skill India
Implementing institute: Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN), India
The device is a less labour intensive stripper with zero maintenance and recurring cost.