Name : Sunil Kumar
District & State : Araria, Bihar
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : Consolation
Award Function : 9th National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2017
Facing acute shortage of workers, Sunil Kumar (40), an agriculturist hailing from a small village in Ara district, has come up with a tractor mounted combine harvester, which can collect straw as well.
Like his father, most people in Sunil’s village undertake farming as a profession. Choosing agriculture as a profession came naturally to him and he joined his father after completing his higher secondary. He lives with his mother, wife and three young daughters. His spouse is a housewife and helps him in his work occasionally. During summers, in addition to farming, he makes ice candies and sells them in his village and nearby areas. Since childhood, he had been interested in machinery and wanted to study further but family circumstances forced him to start helping his father in their farm.