Updated on August 25, 2021


Created on August 29, 2018

KSNM Direct Paddy Seeder

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KSNM direct paddy seeder is a machine used to sow germinated paddy seeds in wetland fields.

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Product Description

KSNM direct paddy seeder is a manual seeder used for sowing germinated seed in wetland fields. It helps farmers to seed more efficiently and has plastic wheels that allow the seeder to float on the water.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Manufacturer and online stores like Indiamart and Amazon.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Users can obtain paddy seeder from ManufacturerIndiamart as well as online from Amazon.

Distributions to Date Status


Targeted crops


Feedstock rate (kg/hr)


Working width (m)

200 mm

Seeding depth (cm)


Number of rows


Storage capacity (kg)


Portable or stationary?



Field coverage (ha/hr)


Power source


Design Specifications

Design specifications: It is made of PP CP(Polypropylene Co-Polymer). The seed drums are designed in hyperboloid shape with a 200mm diameter. There are 4 seed drums with a total of 8 rows. Each seed drum contains 2 rows. There are 8 holes each having a diameter of 9mm. In order to ensure uniform seed rate during operation as well as to ensure hill dropping of the seeds, baffles are provided inside the seed drum. The diameter of the ground wheel is 600mm. The weight of the product is 10 kg.

Technical Support


Replacement Components



Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Performance Targets:

  • Seed rate
  • Effective field capacity
  • Theoretical field capacity
  • Field efficiency

Vetted Performance Status

The performance of the product was tested at three different speeds and at three different quantity levels of the drum. The seed rate, hill to hill spacing, seeds/hill, and hill missing index were compared for each of the different conditions.  The following table shows the results of the test.

Drum fill level Treatments Seed rate Hill to hill spacing Seeds /hill Hill missing index
Full T1 9.09 14.67 4 7.5
T2 9.53 16.33 3 12.57
T3 9.97 17 2 15
Half T1 21.16 14.53  5 7.5
T2 21.50 15.66 5 10
T3 23.05 16.66 4 12.5
Quarter T1 24.16 14.43 6 5.83
T2 25.93 15.23 6 7.5
T3 28.59 16.53 5 10


The KSNM Direct Paddy Seeder is operated manually and no safety procedures are specified.

Compliance with regulations


Other Information

Video showing working of KSNM Direct Paddy Seeder.

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