Mechanization of rice farming at our farm is now a reality though in small scale. The mini combine harvesters we introduced in the expansive scheme a year ago have completely revolutionized the traditional harvesting method of our Rice. The technology has brought into the scheme efficiency, time saving and increased yields. The machine is able to harvest an acre of grain within half an hour. ”In two hours, the machine has completed harvesting, threshing, winnowing and packing of the crop into the bags from the four acres each farmer owns under the National Irrigation Board (NIB) at the rate of 30 minutes per acre” Other benefits the farmers are reaping from the mechanized agriculture is the short time it takes to harvest an acre of paddy rice with only three people manning the machine.