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KTR pats young inventor of low-cost paddy hand weeder

KTR pats young inventor of low-cost paddy hand weeder
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Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) Minister K T Rama Rao praised young innovator Ashok for inventing a low-cost and portable paddy hand weeder, a device that helps remove weeds from paddy fields in an easy manner. He assured to extend all assistance to the young innovator.

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) Minister K T Rama Rao praised young innovator Ashok for inventing a low-cost and portable paddy hand weeder, a device that helps remove weeds from paddy fields in an easy manner. He assured to extend all assistance to the young innovator.

State Chief Innovation Officer Phanindra Sama and young innovator Ashok called on K T Rama Rao at Pragathi Bhavan on Saturday. The Minister praised the young innovator for his invention and said that the agriculture sector needs more of such innovations.

He instructed Phanindra to provide complete assistance to Ashok.

Ashok is 17-year-old innovator from Suryapet district in Telangana.

He was awarded the first prize under the Agriculture Sector category at Students Engineering Model Competition held at the India International Science Festival 2019 (IISF) organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology & Ministry of Earth Sciences in association with Vignana Bharati (VIBHA) in Kolkata.

This platform intends to inspire curiosity and make learning more rewarding. Currently, he is studying in class 12th and parallelly pursuing vocational agriculture at Devarkonda Vocational Junior College.

Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) and Palle Srujana helped him display his innovations at various exhibitions across the country.

His innovation was popularised by word of mouth and is now demanded by various farmers across the State.

He presently has around 17 orders. Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao and Peddapalli ZP Chairman Putta Madhu were also present during the meeting.

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