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Jharkhand villager converts scooter scrap into low-cost plough

MAN USES BAJAJ CHETAK SCOOTER SCRAP TO DEVELOP INTO POWER TILLER AFTER SPENDING BARELY FEW THOUSANDS

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RANCHI: A man from Jharkhand state has modified a second had scooter bought from a scrap shop into a power tiller unable to hire tractor to plough his land.

Mahesh Karmali, a resident of Hazaribagh district, faced a lot of trouble on his family front after going jobless. Although he owned farmland, he had no money to buy bulls or hire a tractor to plough his agricultural field.

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Eventually, he decided to manufacture tiller at home using scrap materials to continue agricultural activities.

Subsequently, he bought the outdated Bajaj Chetak Scooter from a scrap shop for Rs 4,251 and spent another Rs 12,000 to remodel it as a low-cost tractor after weeks of hard works.

“The machine ploughs at least 8,640 square feet of farmland on 2.5 litres of petrol,” Karmali told the local media on Wednesday.

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According to him, he was previously employed as a mechanic at Baja showroom at Pune in Maharashtra and that experience proved quite much helpful for him.

Local villagers are now rushing to the house of this Hazaribagh resident to have a glimpse of this low-cost power tractor but the man is not satisfied. He is now planning to make advanced version of this machine.

The new invention comes barely days after a man from Bihar’s Saran district gave his Tata Nano car a helicopter look.

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