Making Farming Simpler

Post date: Jan 2, 2017 9:03:10 AM

Scythe is a mechanical tool used for harvesting many different type of grains like wheat, rice, ragi etc. It's a traditional instrument used extensively in the olden days. It's re-engineered by Sri Ananth Chaturvedi and his team from Kanpur to suit today's needs.

A demo program of an indigenously developed, eco-friendly tool for harvesting is organised on 5th Feb at Punyakoti farm in Sindhuvalli village (near Nanjangud). Interested people can send an sms to 99802 61767 or email

or you can register directly at:

Amidst current day's labor crisis, such an efficient, Eco-friendly and indigenously developed solution is the need of the Hour.

More about Anant Chaturvedi in his own words:

We are a group of natural farmers based in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh practising Zero-budget farming under the guidance of respected Palekar Ji. My father is the one who started this mission and he has been a farmer for the past 15 years. So many years of working in rural India taught him a lot and he developed a keen interest in understanding our grassroot problems and trying to find a solution to them. He has been striving hard with that aim in mind and developed a few innovative solutions, an important one among them being the bullock driven pump-cum-thresher-cum-chaff cutter. (see below video for the same)

Over the course of these experiments he stumbled upon an idea of making a handy crop cutting device which would be very efficient but be a part of "zero budget-zero pollution farming". After years of hard work, and with able guidance from Mr. Alexander Vido of Canada, the team came up with the scythe.

The scythe as you may have seen is a very efficient tool for harvesting all types of grains, grasses and weeds like wheat, paddy, ragi, jowar, clover, alpha-alpha etc. The efficiency of an average farmer increase by almost 10 times when he/she uses the scythe even though there is no carbon footprint involved. The scythe is rightly making a lot of waves in North India as you can see from this video:

Here's the Google map to the demo location: