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ICAR - Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal

(An ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Institute)

Increased Utilization of Animal Energy with Enhanced System Efficiency

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To increase the utilization of draught animal power and to study different aspects scientifically, the ICAR sanctioned an ad-hoc coordinated project on "Increased Utilization of Animal Energy with Enhanced System Efficiency" in 1985, which became a regular All India Coordinated Research Project of ICAR from July 1987 with the Coordinating Cell at CIAE, Bhopal and seven Cooperating Centers located at CIAE, Bhopal, MPUAT, Udaipur, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, UAS, Raichur, SHIATS, Allahabad, PAU, Ludhiana and KVK Rewari.

Mandate/Major programme/Mission

To improve the utilization efficiency of animal systems to harness animal power through efficient matching equipment and gadgets for on-farm and off-farm operation, providing better growth environment to draft animals through improved housing, sanitation and health control measures, value-added feed and efficient utilization of animal by-products focussing on hilly, tribal and low mechanization regions of the country.

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The objectives of AICRP on Harnessing Animal Energy System to Increase Profitability of Small Farms (AES) during SFC period 2017-20 are as follows:

  • To develop and popularize animal operated matching equipment for conservation, organic and integrated farming to small and marginal farmers and hill mechanization with improved system efficiency.
  • To develop and standardize improved carting/transport systems with improved harnessing for different types of animals used in different parts of the country.
  • To standardize energy efficient, nutritionally safe animal feed using locally available materials to enhance energy output and reduce methane emission.
  • To develop improved housing for a condusive environment for working and non-working animals and technologies for utilization of their by-products.
  • Popularization and pilot scale introduction of improved animal based equipment and technology on small farms.

Thrust Area

  • Hill mechanization.
  • Small farm mechanization through animal power.
  • Improved housing, sanitation and health control measures for working and non-working animals.
  • Energy efficient, nutritionally balanced animal feed to enhance energy output.
  • Popularization of animal energy technologies through Front line demonstration, Village Saturation Programme and development of Technology.

Contact Us

Dr. Shiv Pratap Singh
Project Coordinator

ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering,
Nabibagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal – 462 038
Phone: 0755-2734731,2521172
Mob: (+91)9425650815
shiv.singh6@icar.gov.in, aircponuae@gmail.com

List of centres

S. No. Name of Centre Principal Investigator & Location Phone, Fax No.,
E-mail address
   1. CAEPHT, Gangtok Er. S. K. Chouhan
Research Engineer (UAE) CAEPHT, (Central Agricultural University),
Ranipool, Gangtok – 737135
03592 – 251359, 251381 (O)
03592 – 251390 (F)
08436711386 (M)
E-mail: chauhansujeetkumar@gmail.com
   2. CIAE, Bhopal Er. Deepak Thorat
Scientist, AMD & PI (UAE),
Central Institute of Agricultural Engg Nabi Bagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal – 462038
0755 – 2521167 (O)
0755 – 2734016 (F)
E-mail: deepakthorat7980@gmail.com
  3. GBPUA&T, Pantnagar Dr. Jayant Singh,
Professor &Principal Investigator (UAE),
Deptt. of Farm Machinery and Power Engg., College of Technology, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar – 263145
05944 – 234475 (O),
05944 – 233473, 233360 (F)
09410514942 (M)
E-mail: jayantsingh07@gmail.com
  4. IGKV, Raipur Dr. V.M. Victor,
Associate Professor & PI (UAE),
Faculty of Agricultural Enggineering, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishvidhalya, Raipur – 492012
0771 – 2100775 (O),
0771 – 2442131 (F)
09827190931 (M)
E-mail: vmv_victor@rediffmail.com
  5. MAU Parbhani Prof. Ms. Smita N. Solanki
Principal Investigator (UAE),
College of Agril. Engg & Technology, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani – 431402
02452 – 223801 (O),
02452 – 225424, 223582 (F)
08007752526 (M)
E-mail: smitasolanki@yahoo.com
  6. MPUAT Udaipur Dr. S. M. Mathur
Professor & Principal Investigator (UAE),
Deptt. of Farm Machinery and Power Engg,College of Technology & Engg,
MPUAT, Udaipur – 313001
0294 – 2471056 (O)
0294 – 2470682 (F)
E-mail: shiloo2009@gmail.com
  7. NRC on Equines, Hisar Dr. R. A. Legha,
Principal Investigator (UAE),
National Research Centre on Equines, Equine Production Campus, PO Box No. 80,Jorbeer,
0151 – 2230114 (Telefax)
09214015088 (M)
E-mail: ralegha@gmail.com
  8. OUAT Bhubaneswar Dr. S. K. Swain,
Officer Incharge and PI (UAE),
College of Agril. Engg. & Technology Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology,
Bhubaneshwar – 751 003
0674 – 2560538 (O)
0674 – 2562360 (F)
09437206151 (M)
E-mail: swainsangram@yahoo.co.in
  9. UAS, Raichur Dr. K.V. Prakash,
Officer Incharge and PI (UAE),
College of Agril. Engineering, University of Agricultural Sciences,
Post Box No. 329, Raichur – 584102
08532 – 220541 (O)
08532 – 220079 (F)
09449585583 (M)
E-mail: prakash_kv07@yahoo.co.in

Prominent Technologies Developed

Tendua Plough

A bullock drawn tendua plough was developed by IGKV, Raipur Center for primary tillage operation. The machine was tested in actual field condition and the field capacity was found to be 0.04ha/h. The cost of machine is INR 2400.

Clod Crusher Cum Puddler

A bullock drawn clod crusher cum puddler was developed by IGKV, Raipur Center clod breaking and puddling. The Pulverization of developed machine was found to significantly higher than planker. The machine was tested in actual field condition and the field capacity was found to be 0.23 ha/h. The cost of machine is INR 6200.

Patalla Harrow

A bullock drawn patella harrow was developed by ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal Center for clod crushing, trash collection, leveling and smoothing of land surface before seeding. During operation, the operator stands on the harrow so reduced drudgery due to walking. The cost of machine is INR 3000.

Multch Laying Machine

A bullock drawn mulch laying machine was developed by MAU, Parbhani Center for making of bed and laying of mulch with soil inverting on mulch. The working width of the machine was 1200 mm. The cost of machine is INR 22000.

Seed Cum Fertilizer Drill

A bullock drawn Seed Cum Fertilizer Drill was developed by ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal Center for sowing soybean, wheat, gram, sorghum, lentil and pea crop. The row to row spacing can be varied in range of 20-45 cm with three rows and 50-90 cm with two rows. The Field capacity and cost of machine was 0.08-0.12 ha/h and INR 15000 respectively.

Seed Drill for Inter-crop

A bullock drawn seed drill was developed by MPUAT, Udaipur Center for sowing of inter-crop in line. Two pneumatic wheels were used for transportation. The Field capacity of machine was 0.18 ha/h and it saved 62% cost over indigenous plough. The cost of machine is INR 12000.

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