Farm Machinery and Power Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF FARM MACHINERY AND POWER ENGINEERING

This department conducts teaching, research and extension education activities in the subjects related to tools, equipment and machineries, different sources of farm power and renewable sources of energy & workshop activities. The department offers 42 credit hours courses in B. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) and 15 credit hour courses in B. Tech. (Food Tech.) degree programmes. Three All India Coordinated Research Projects (AICRPs) namely Farm Implements and Machinery (FIM), Utilization of Animal Energy (UAE) and Ergonomics and Safety in Agriculture (ESA) are associated with this department.

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Equipment/technologies developed/modified

Sl. No. Name of the equipment/technology Utility Photograph
1 Two row rice seeer Direct sowing of sprouted rice seed in terraces

 

 
2 Two row rice transplanter Transplanting of paddy seedlings in terraces
3 Oeg planker cum leveller Clod crushing and levelling  
4 Self propelled mulcher cum multi crop zero till planter Crop residue mulch creation and planting of seeds for conservation agriculture  
5 Gravity based ropeway Transportation of agricultural produce in difficult terain  
6 Pony driven rotary mode electricity generation Generation and storage of electricity from animal power  
7 Value chain of lemongrass cultivation Production and processing of aromatic plants  
8 Large cardamom harvesting knife Harvesting of large cardamom  
9 Wing plough Ploughing in terraces in place of country plough  
10 Power tiller drawn cultivator Secondary tillage in terraces

 

 
11 Power tiller drawn multi crop Seed drill-cum-Planter

 

Suitable for planting/ sowing of all the cereal crops including buckwheat in the terraces  
12 Rice thresher cum winnower

 

A rice  thresher cum winnower  is used for  threshing of rice crop  
13 Animal drawn improved wedge plough It is used for primary tillage (150 mm depth) for seed bed preparation in wet and dry conditions.
14. Animal drawn multi- purpose tool frame with attachments Suitable for unit operations viz. ploughing, ridge making, sowing, potato digging and intercultural operations by using same unit by fitting appropriate attachments.  
15. Improved mould plough

 

Attachment of animal drawn multipurpose tool frame  
16. Ridger plough Attachment of animal drawn multipurpose tool frame  
17. Animal drawn maize Planter Attachment of animal drawn multipurpose tool frame  
18. Animal drawn single row improved potato digger

 

Attachment of animal drawn multipurpose tool frame  
19. Animal drawn improved rolling peg type puddler It is use for the seed bed preparations of field for transplanting of paddy
20. Animal drawn improved helical blade puddler Suitable field preparations for transplanting of paddy  
21. Animal drawn single row zero till drill Sowing of Rabi crops just after harvest of Kharif crops without preparatory tillage
22. Animal drawn two row zero till seed drill Sowing of seeds (small and medium size) in two rows in  single pass  
23. Animal drawn multi crop single row zero till seed drill Suitable for sowing wheat, buck wheat, mustard seed etc.
24. Animal drawn multi crop two row zero-till-seed -drill Suitable for sowing wheat, buck wheat, mustard seed etc.  
25. Adjustable saddle for transportation of pack load by yak Load carrying capacity, 80-100 kg on steep slope of 60 degree without excessive fatigue.

 

Research Projects:

  • Externally Funded projects
  • Completed Extramural Research Projects
S. No. Title of Research Project Funding Agency PI Fund (Rs. in Lakh)
1. A Value Chain on Selected Aromatic Plants of NE Region NAIP-ICAR

 

Dr. S.N. Yadav

 

192.39
  • Ongoing Extramural Research Projects
S. No. Title of Research Project Funding Agency PI Fund (Rs. in Lakh)
1. Development of Equipment and Technology to Mechanize Conservation Agriculture on Terraces Under Rainfed Hill Farming condition of NEH region ICAR

 

Dr. S. N. Yadav 31.61
2. Establishment of Farm Equipment Testing Centre Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Dr. S. N. Yadav 79.59

 

(2)        Intramural Research Projects

  • Completed Intramural Research Projects-08
Sl.

No.

Title of Research Project PI
1. Mechanization status and its impact on production of rice and maize crop in the state of Sikkim  Dr. S. N. Yadav

 

2. Studies on some relevant properties of large cardamom for conceptual design of harvester Dr. T. K. Khura

 

3. Techno-economic feasibility testing of manual seed drill in terraced cultivation of Sikkim Er. S. K. Satpathy

 

4. Feasibility testing of manual four row pre-germinated rice seeder for improving and productivity and sustainability of rain fed rice cultivation of Sikkim Dr. S. N. Yadav

 

5. Production of Charcoal Briquettes from Selected Forest Waste Of Sikkim and their Feasibility Dr. Ram Chandra

 

6. Characterization of forest based biomass in Sikkim for production of renewable energy Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda

 

7. Development of light weight knapsack type surface residue chopper for adoption in no-tillage cultivation of crops in valley/terraces and hill slopes Dr. S. N.Yadav

 

8. Design and development of the mixed model photovoltaic powered forced convection solar dryer of 10 Kg capacity for agro industrial application of NEH region Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda

 

 

  • Ongoing Intramural Research Projects (IRPs)
Sl. No. Title of Research Project PI
1. Design and development of zero-till drill planter to 4.2 kW light weight power tiller Dr. N. S. Chauhan

 

  • All India Coordinated Projects (AICRP)

 

  • AICRP on FIM

     PI: Er S K Satpathy

Sl.No. Title of Research Project PI
1. Adoption/modification of digger for potato and ginger matching to power tiller (4.12kW) on terraces of Sikkim Er. S.K. Satpathy &Dr. N.S.Chauhan (Co-PI)
Prototype Feasibility Test (PFT)
2. Prototype feasibility feasibility testing of light weight Power tiller for dry tillage and puddling operations Dr. N.S.Chauhan
3. Performance evaluation of low land rice seeder Dr. N.S.Chauhan
4. Performance evaluation of manual cono weeder in rice field Dr. N.S.Chauhan
5. Prototype feasibility testing of rotary slasher for cutting of grass, harvesting of maize stalks, and rice harvesting Dr. N.S.Chauhan, PI
6. PFT of mechanically powered portable auger digger for plantation on terraces of Sikkim Er. S.K. Satpathy
7. PFT of two row rice transplanter using root washed seedlings on terraces of Sikkim Er. S.K. Satpathy
8. PFT of zero-till drill matching to 4.12kW light weight power tiller on terraces in Sikkim Er. S.K. Satpathy
9. PFT of Rice Thresher cum winnower (ICAR-NEH Design) Er. S.K. Satpathy
10. Small power tiller (6kW) for tillage and puddling Er. S.K. Satpathy
11. Comparative evaluation of hold-on type power rice threshers: CAEPHT design, NEH Barapani design and Redland design Er. S.K. Satpathy
Front Line Demonstration (FLD)
12. Front line demonstration of manually operated maize sheller for shelling of maize Dr. N.S.Chauhan,  &

Dr. Ram Chandra

13. Front line demonstration of rotary slasher for cutting of grass, harvesting of maize stalks and rice harvesting Dr. N.S.Chauhan
14. Front line demonstration of Manually operated cono-weeder for weeding of rice fields in terraces of Sikkim Dr. N.S.Chauhan
15. Front line demonstration of manually operated 2-row sprouted rice seeder in terraces of Sikkim Dr. N.S.Chauhan
16. Front line demonstration of manually operated pedal thresher for threshing of rice Dr. N.S.Chauhan & Dr. S.N.Yadav
17. Front line demonstration of pedal/power operated paddy thresher Er. S.K.Satpathy
18. Front line demonstration of light weight power tiller Er. S.K.Satpathy
19. Front line demonstration of back-pack type mechanically operated manually controlled bush cutter and paddy harvester Er. S.K.Satpathy
20. Power tiller operated seed drill cum planter (CAEPHT design) for sowing buck wheat and maize Er. S.K.Satpathy
21. Manual rice transplanter for root wash seedlings Er. S.K.Satpathy

 

  • AICRP on UAE

      PI: Er S K Chauhan

Sl. No. Title of Research Project PI
1. Promotion of rotary mode transmission systems for electricity generation for use with ponies/horses in Imphal, Manipur. Dr S.N Yadav/ Dr R. K Tiwari
2. Survey on status of draught animal population in Sikkim and others NER states on traditional implements package used by farmers and identification of gaps for improved cultivation and post harvest operations and pack load transport. Dr S.N Yadav/ Dr R. K Tiwari
3. Development of database on draught animal power and DAP based equipment and technologies in Sikkim. Dr S.N Yadav/ Dr R. K Tiwari
4. Development of improved package of animal drawn equipment with yokes and harness for cultivation in valleys, terraces and hill slopes. Dr S.N Yadav /Dr R. K Tiwari / Er. S. K Chauhan
5. Measurement of draughtability with work rest cycle for local and indigenous breeds of bullocks and other animals under different seasonal conditions. Dr. S. N Yadav/ Dr R. K Tiwari / Er. S. K Chauhan
6. Design and development of saddle with harnessing system for pack load transport in hilly areas using yak and other animals. Dr R. K Tiwari / Er. S. K Chauhan
7. Frontline demonstration and commercialization of improved animal drawn equipment for terrace cultivation (improved puddler, zero till drill, seed cum fertilizer drill, cultivator, wedge plough, multipurpose tool carrier). Dr R. K Tiwari / Er. S. K Chauhan
8. Feasibility evaluation of using Mithun as a draught animal and development of a harnessing system suitable for domesticated Mithun for transport and farm operation. Dr R. K Tiwari / Er. S. K Chauhan
9. Feasibility evaluation of PANT-ICAR animal drawn six-in-one tillage outfit Dr R. K Tiwari / Er. S. K Chauhan
10. Mechanization of unit operations for cultivation of root crops (potato ginger) on teracess in animal based farming system Er. S. K Chauhan
11. Status of draught animal power and its utilization in Sikkim state Er. S. Kcahuahn
12. Feasibility evaluation of animal drawn bio-fertilizer applicator cum maize planter in hill region Er. S. Kcahuahn

 

  • AICRP on ESA

      PI: Dr. N.S. Chauhan

Sl. No. Title of Research Project PI
1. Ergonomic evaluation and refinement of large cardamom harvesting tools Dr.TK Khura
2. Promotion of low cost gravity based ropeway for carrying agricultural produce in hilly terrain through multi location trials

 

Dr. SN Yadav,

Dr.MS Seveda, &

Dr.TK Khura

3. FLD on farm safety, ergonomically improved equipment and women friendly tools and equipment Dr.MS Seveda
4. Collection of Anthropometric and Strength Data of Agricultural Workers in Sikkim

 

Dr. SN Yadav,

Dr.MS Seveda

5. Adoptive trial of light weight knapsack type manually guided tools for agricultural operations on terraces

 

Dr.SN Yadav
6. Promotion of low cost gravity based ropeway for carrying agriculture produce in hill terrain through multi location trials. Dr.SN Yadav
7. Adaptive trials of light weight knapsack type manually guided tools for agricultural operations on terraces Dr.SN Yadav
8. Testing and evaluation of low cost gravity ropeway for carrying agricultural produce in hill terrain and promotion through multi-location trails Dr.SN Yadav

           

Extension & Other Activities:

  • Field demonstration of improved farm equipment using draught animal power and power tiller with matching equipment.
  • Training on use of renewable energy sources/gadgets, utilization of animal energy and improved hand tools and women friendly improved equipment.
  • Hands-on-training on repair and maintenance of agricultural machinery.
  • Training and demonstration for light weight knapsack type manually guided tools (Bush cutter, Rice harvester, Pit digger, Chaff cutter, fruit harvester and others)
  • Training to extension functionaries
  • Workshop Organized
  • One day Workshop on Utilization of Energy Efficient Improved Biomass Cook Stove
  • Training Programme organized for farmers/households
S. N. Programme Duration Venue Total participants
1. Double Pot Improved Biomass Cook Stoves Construction in rural areas of Sikkim July 29-31, 2015 Pabong, South Sikkim, Basilakha and Duga, East Sikkim 90
2. Utilization of Non-conventional Energy Sources in Agriculture January 11-16, 2016 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 14
3. Operation, Maintenance and management of  power tillers March

01-14,

2016

CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 20
  • Training Programme organized for Agricultural Officers of Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production, Govt. of Odisha, Bhubneswar
S. N. Programme Duration Venue Total participants
1. Sustainable Agricultural Production and Processing: Equipment and Technologies September 14-18, 2015 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 20
2. Sustainable agriculture for food security & enhancing income to the farming community April 4-8, 2016 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 20
3. Conservation agricultural practices and post harvest management for value addition June 06-10, 2016 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 20

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES

TEACHING FACULTY

 

Name: Prof S N Yadav

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Designation: Professor & Head, Farm Machinery and Power Engineering
Academic Qualification: Ph. D.
Expertise: Mechanization of hill Agriculture, Mechanization of Conservation Agriculture
e-mail: snyadavbpl@yahoo.com
Contact No. (O) 03592 251556 (M) 9933469544

 

Name: Dr. NS Chauhan

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Designation: Associate Professor (Farm Power & Machinery)
Academic Qualification: Ph. D. (IITKGP)
Expertise: Mechanization of hill Agriculture, Energy Management in Agricultural and Allied sectors
e-mail: narvendra@caepht.ernet.com
Contact No. 9434742243 (M)

 

Name: Er. S K Satpathy

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Designation: Assistant Professor (Farm Power & Machinery)
Academic Qualification: M. Tech.
Expertise: Farm Power and Machinery
e-mail: sksatpathy@hotmail.com
Contact No. 9475710905 (M)

 

Name: Er. S S Das

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Designation: Assistant Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
Academic Qualification: M. Tech.
Expertise: Mechanical Engineering
e-mail: shankarswarup@gmail.com
Contact No. 9474356013 (M)

 

Name: Er. S K Chauhan

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Designation: Assistant Professor (Farm Power & Machinery)
Academic Qualification: M. Tech.
Expertise: Farm Power & Machinery
e-mail: chauhansujeetkumar@gmail.com
Contact No. 8436711386 (M)

 

Name: Er. N. Devarani

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Designation: Assistant Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
Academic Qualification: M. Tech.
Expertise: Mechanical Engineering
e-mail: dev.ngangkham@gmail.com
Contact No. 8255024729 (M)

NON TEACHING STAFF

 

Name: Mr. Norendra Singha
Designation: UDC
e-mail: noren_singha@yahoo.com
Contact No. 9933133564 (M)
Name: Mr. Dondor Sonny Mawrie
Designation: FCL Assistant
e-mail: d.sonnymawrie@yahoo.com
Contact No. 9547116189 (M)
Name: Mr. Samir Pradhan
Designation: FCL Assistant
e-mail: samir_n85@yahoo.co.in
Contact No. 9775497593 (M)
Name: Ms. Karma Doma Bhutia
Designation: FCL Assistant
e-mail: karma.beck3@gmail.com
Contact No. 7797171708 (M)
Name: Mr. Manish Mukhia
Designation: FCL Assistant
e-mail: manismukhia@yahoo.co.in
Contact No. 9547101169 (M)
Name: Md. Kudush Khan
Designation: MTS
e-mail: khanmdkudush@rocketmail.com
Contact No. 7384405508 (M)
Name: Mr. Sanjeep Kumar Baniya
Designation: MTS
e-mail: baniya_cool11@rediffmail.com
Contact No. 9593278726 (M)

AICRP STAFF

AICRP on Farm Implement and Machinery (FIM)

Name: Mrs. Susmita Sharma
Designation: Junior Clerk
e-mail: sushmitanepal@rediffmail.com
Contact No. 9932294308 (M)
Name: Mr. Mohan Vishwakarma
Designation: Technician (T1) Welder
e-mail: mohancaepht2@gmail.com
Contact No. 7699225475 (M)
Name: Mr. Chongtham  Sanjoy Singh
Designation: Technician (T1) Fitter
e-mail: sanj68­_veeni@yahoo.com
Contact No. 9093489711 (M)
Name: Mr. Devendra Kumar Chettri
Designation: Driver cum Mechanic (Tractor)
e-mail: devendrakarki75@yahoo.in
Contact No. 8101833017(M)
Name: Mr. Sushanta Parida
Designation: (MTS) Workshop mate
e-mail: sushan310@gmail.com
Contact No. 9614408016 (M)

AICRP on Ergonomics and Safety in Agriculture (ESA)

Name: Mr. Dhan Bahadur Rai
Designation: Junior Clerk-cum-Typist
e-mail: dbrai2007@rediffmail.com
Contact No. 9635054709 (M)
Name: Mr. John Simeon Pudaite
Designation: Technician (T1)
e-mail: jspudaite@rediffmail.com
Contact No. 9126595885 (M)
Name: Mr. Kunzong Bhutia
Designation: Senior Mechanic (Instrumentation)
e-mail: kunzan89@gmail.com
Contact No. 9002103994 (M)
Name: Mr. Tapas Kumar Jena
Designation: Fitter (T1)
e-mail: tapasjena37@gmail.com
Contact No. 8942846445 (M)
Name: Ms. Anupama Chettri
Designation: MTS
e-mail: anupamachettri123@gmail.com
Contact No. 9851113401 (M)

AICRP on Utilization of Animal Energy (UAE)

Name: Mrs. Vidya Pradhan
Designation: Jr. Stenographer
e-mail: vidyapradhan84@gmail.com
Contact No. 9832029760 (M)
Name: Mr. Moses Lepcha
Designation: Technician (T1) (Welder)
e-mail: lepcha.moss@yahoo.com
Contact No. 9832569563 (M)
Name: Mr. Rajesh kumar singh kushwaha
Designation: Craftsman Fitter
e-mail: shiveraj69@gmaii.com
Contact No. 9679903425 (M)
Name: Mr. Sameer Raj Pandey
Designation: Animal  Operator
e-mail: sameerrajPndey20051977@gmail.com
Contact No. 97759110771 (M)
Name: Mr. Yognath Sharma
Designation: MTS (Animal Attendant)
e-mail: bhattarai1978@gmail.com
Contact No. 9647850819 (M)
Name: Mrs. Meena Sharma
Designation: MTS(Helper)
e-mail: meenaadhikari705@gmail.com
Contact No. 9593773398 (M)

PG STUDENTS

Sl No Name Year of admission Year of passing out
Ph.D.
1 Mr. Solanke Krishna Rustumrao 2016
M. Tech.
1 Mr KshitijAdhikari 2013 2015
2 Mr Dadheech 2014 Left
3 Mr Vishnu Shankar A 2015