Serial innovator Kanak Gogoi says his newest build is to help farmers and provide self-employment to jobless youth in the agriculture sector
Guwahati: Serial Innovator Kanak Gogoi's latest offering is a unique, easy to use multipurpose tractor.
“Due to the pandemic many young people from Assam had to leave their jobs and come back to Assam,” said Gogoi adding, “and most of them are now jobless and remain idle. The economy of Assam is driven by agriculture and many already know a bit about farming." This is the reason Gogoi came out with this unique concept.
The tractor comes with two detachable ploughs and costs Rs 40,000. It can also be retrofitted with a trailer at an extra cost. “Nowadays a pair of bulls cost 70-80k and requires training to handle. The tractor, on the other hand, is quite easy to use and is cheap,” the innovator said.
Gogoi said that the necessary materials used in the making could easily be bought in the market and all one needs to do is assemble it. “I am even ready to share my designs if anyone plans to make it from scratch,” he added. And if that is not possible one needs to reach out to Gogoi with the specifications, and he will help construct the tractor.
“The grassroots and the underprivileged section of the society is facing the brunt of these lockdowns and loss of jobs, even more, hence through my innovation, I wanted to help them as well,” said Gogoi. Dabbling in the agricultural sector, the Guwahati-based businessman cum innovator said that he was always saddened to see old techniques still being used in agriculture.
Gogoi is a well-known name in the innovator arena of India. Gogoi said, “Ever since I went through a bit of financial instability back in 1997, I started creating innovative machinery as such. Some were successful others were not.” In the year of 2009, he won the national award for his gravitational bicycle, which uses compressed air as fuel