It is the most-viewed entry at the CII Agrotech. A lion-faced solar scarecrow showcased by Korean firm Kukje Danjo Co Ltd has attracted as many as 90 enquiries for dealerships and biggest crowds at the four-day CII Agrotech. Priced at Rs 8250, one arm of the all-weather scarecrow sports a solar panel for charging the batteries while the other one is in metal in the shape of a hand and keeps moving. The eyes of the scarecrow light up when a bird comes close to it and it also creates sounds to scare away the bird. It takes around three hours for the solar panel to charge and its power lasts the entire day.
The solar panel runs the motor and also recharges the battery as needed. The arms are driven by a small motor that is powered by the solar panel. Kukje Danjo’s assistant manager said farmers, dealers and companies are making queries for the product.
Another product which has caught the fancy of farmers is the Silo Bag of Lat Am Agro. These innovative bags, which have been sourced from Argentina, are available in different sizes and capacities ranging from 1 Tonne to 350 Tonnes, and keep the grain safe from moisture and attack of pests. The bags can store dry grain, animal feed and fertilizers and prevent storage losses at a low cost.
“We are looking at setting up facilities at various centres in Punjab where the Filling Units would be located. the bags would save a lot of money of the farmer. The cost of the bagging would be the same or cheaper than what FCI charges,” Rajender K Grover, vice-president, Special Projects, Lat Am Agro said.