Innovating Farmer Friendly Machine
Shylaja Vittal, Karnatka, India
Shylaja Vittal is a woman entrepreneur specializing in the manufacture of farmer-friendly machinery. She hails from Tumkur district where agriculture is the backbone of the local economy. To help the local economy, Shylaja founded of “Dharma Technology” specializing in the manufacturing of farmer-friendly harvesting machinery. These machines are highly cherished by the farmers in her region. One of her invention, the Onion-Seeding machine, has revolutionized the onion farming. Another one of her other inventions, the Vadiraja stove, uses waste products to produce cost-effective energy in an eco-friendly manner. Her company has also developed areca-nut-peeler, pomegranate-peeler, tomato-seeding machine, and machines which transform kitchen waste to manure, just to name a few.
About the presenter…
Smt. Shylaja Vittal was a computer programmer before she turned entrepreneur. Her work on development of innovative and cost-effective farming machinery has earned her a number of prestigious awards, such as the National Award for Women for excellence in innovation based industries, and the Women of Worth (WOW) Karnataka recognition (2018) and the Innovator award from IIHR Bangalore (2011).