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The scientists have made farming much "simpler and even a low-cost affair" for small and marginal farmers

Scientists at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar have developed a pedal operated maize shelling machine that has been patented by the government of India. Appreciating the "path-breaking" efforts, Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, who is the Chancellor of the university, on Tuesday said that by inventing the new technology and tools used in agriculture, the scientists have made farming much "simpler and even a low-cost affair" for small and marginal farmers. "By designing and patenting innovative farm equipment, the students, who are pursuing education in the field of agriculture, will be able to make a mark in the field of entrepreneurship as well, once they complete their education," he added. "The achievement of the scientists and students is a matter of tireless efforts, their skills and hard work. Getting farm equipment developed by them patented by the government of India is an achievement of the university," the Governor said in a statement.

Maize Scientists at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar have developed a pedal operated maize shelling machine that has been patented by the government of India. | Photo by Pierre Bamin on Unsplash

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