Name : Ratanlal Yadav
District & State : Ajmer, Rajasthan
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : Consolation
Award Function : 9th National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2017
RatanlalYadav (61) is farmer by profession and also undertakes repairing and fabrication of agricultural machineries. The novelty in his weeder lies in the shape of the blade, which is at a certain angle to the drum resulting in easy weed removal and proper pulverisation of the soil.
Having no formal education himself, Ratanlal tried to make available whatever educational opportunities were possible in or near his village to his son and daughters. He took to farming early in his life and later also to the repair and manufacturing of agriculture machineries. He lives with his wife, children, his brothers and their families. All of them support their farm activities and the fabrication workshop.