Name : Mansaram Suthar and Malaram Suthar
District & State : Churu, Rajasthan
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : National
Award Function : 9th National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2017
Mansaram (54) and Malaram (63) are brothers engaged in farming and machinery repairs. They have developed a light weight groundnut digger with double beaters and a disc harrow based seed drill.
The two brothers live along with their other two brothers and their families in a joint family of forty individuals. While Mansaram completed his education till secondary, Malaram has no formal education. Carpentry and farming is the main and traditional occupation of the Suthar family. They own about 75 beegha of land and also have a workshop for the repair of machines used for tube well drilling and cleaning. They also develop machineries (wood/metal) as per customer’s requirements and have been making various machines for farming operations like plough, harrow, fertilizer and pesticide mixing chamber, groundnut digger, disc harrow seed drill, disc plough seed drill, etc.