Technology in farming

  • A worker cuts Bri-49 paddy by using a harvester on a field in Manikganj’s Singair. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A worker cuts Bri-49 paddy by using a harvester on a field in Manikganj’s Singair. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Many farmers in Manikganj’s Singair are using farm labourers who cut paddy manually. They use a machine to thresh the crops. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Many farmers in Manikganj’s Singair are using farm labourers who cut paddy manually. They use a machine to thresh the crops. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Workers gather crops for drying after harvesting, threshing and winnowing by using a harvester at Singair in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Workers gather crops for drying after harvesting, threshing and winnowing by using a harvester at Singair in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Paddy pours from a harvester after harvesting on a field in Manikganj’s Singair. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Paddy pours from a harvester after harvesting on a field in Manikganj’s Singair. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Paddy pours from a harvester after harvesting on a field in Manikganj’s Singair. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Paddy pours from a harvester after harvesting on a field in Manikganj’s Singair. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Paddy pours from a harvester after harvesting on a field in Manikganj’s Singair. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Paddy pours from a harvester after harvesting on a field in Manikganj’s Singair. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Apart from saving time to harvest paddy, harvester saves the cost of threshing and winnowing. Harvesting the paddy on a 100 decimal piece of land by using the machine costs a farmer Tk 5,000. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Apart from saving time to harvest paddy, harvester saves the cost of threshing and winnowing. Harvesting the paddy on a 100 decimal piece of land by using the machine costs a farmer Tk 5,000. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A harvester can cut crops on a field in 20 to 30 minutes. It usually took a day for several people to cut the crops manually. The machine is also used to thresh and winnow the crops. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A harvester can cut crops on a field in 20 to 30 minutes. It usually took a day for several people to cut the crops manually. The machine is also used to thresh and winnow the crops. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi