Bantwal: Farmer invents ‘pipe gun’ to protect crop from birds

Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (MS)

Bantwal, Sep 18: A farming family in the taluk is protecting its crop from the birds through a simple of pipe.

This year due to scarcity of rain, farmers had to struggle to water their paddy crop. Once the crop has grown to a good height, the birds come and devour them. A farmer in the taluk has come up with a novel idea of using a pipe bend and crackers to scare away the birds.

Nelson D’Souza, a resident of Pacchinadka in the taluk is the person, who has invented this novel idea. He fires crackers using the pipe bend.

Nelson keeps a small cracker on one end of the iron pipe of half inch diameter and lights it. It makes a huge sound which passes through the other open end of the pipe and scares animals and birds.

It was a challenge to Nelson and his family to save the crops that had reached harvest stage to protect it from monkeys and birds. Now this simple technique has given the family a big relief. The iron pipe costs Rs 50 and the cracker to be kept on the other end costs just Rs one.

Nelson always keeps the small bent pipe with him when he strolls through his fields. He is expecting high yield this year, though the rain was scarce. His invention is not only saved his crop but has also enlightened the farmers of the taluk to use the technique and protect their crops.





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