Name : S.A. Sivasoorya
District & State : Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Award : ignite
Award Function : IGNITE 2017 Awards
Award Year : 2017
There are no tools available for levelling wetland for paddy farming for farmers with small land holding and they generally have to use bullocks with a leveller attached to do the same. With bullocks becoming scarce and tractors not affordable, farmers have to face a lot of problems.
Sivasoorya has developed a solar operated device for the purpose, which can cover an area from half an acre to five acres. Activities related to pre-paddy plantation and pre-cotton seed plantation in dry land can also be undertaken using other attachments designed for the purpose. He has wide ranging interests from painting, drawing, singing, elocution to science and space projects and has won a lot of awards for the same. He wants to become a scientist in agriculture, space or medical field.