Bangladesh is the 4th largest rice producing country in the world. Out of the total cultivated land utilized for rice, transplanted rice covers around 80%. However, manual transplantation of rice becomes expensive due to labor shortage during harvesting season. Mechanical transplantation of rice has been considered the most promising solution to the problem.
Mechanical transplantation not only saves labor, but also ensures timely transplantation and attains optimum plant density that contributes to higher productivity. According to Prof. Dr. Md. Monjurul Alam, Bangladesh Agricultural University, by using Rice Trans-planter farmers can save up to 9,600 Tk/ha of transplantation cost.
The planning between ACI Motors and Government subsidy project is held under Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), with the objective to promote this new technology. Government subsidy will support farmers to purchase the Trans-planter and ACI will provide support like: training on seedling rising, maintenance and operation. Thus, our mission is to popularize mechanical rice Transplanter to the farmers of our country.