Mech­a­niza­tion Fa­cil­i­tates Agri­cul­tural Growth

FICCI Business Digest - - States -

FICCI, in as­so­ci­a­tion with EID Parry, or­ga­nized UZHAVAN 2018 with the theme 'En­rich­ing & En­er­giz­ing Lives of Farm­ing Com­mu­nity' on 30 May 2018 in Trichi­rap­palli, Tamil Nadu, wherein fo­cus was on top­ics such as yield im­prove­ment, wa­ter con­ser­va­tion and re­duc­ing cost of cul­ti­va­tion. Be­sides, a live demo on farm mech­a­niza­tion was held by Parry Bio, Shak­thi­man, New Hol­land, Coro­man­del, Rivulis, Honda Siel Power Prod­ucts and Jain Ir­ri­ga­tion Sys­tems.

The event was in­au­gu­rated by Ra­jeswaran, Deputy Di­rec­tor of Agri­cul­ture, Trichy, who said that farm mech­a­niza­tion pro­vides the tech­nol­ogy to fa­cil­i­tate agri­cul­tural growth through ef­fi­cient uti­liza­tion of in­puts. Adop­tion of mech­a­niza­tion en­sures time­li­ness of agri­cul­tural op­er­a­tions, re­duces cost of pro­duc­tion as well as drudgery in car­ry­ing out var­i­ous agri­cul­tural op­er­a­tions. He said equip­ment for var­i­ous op­er­a­tions like tillage, sow­ing, ir­ri­ga­tion, plant pro­tec­tion and thresh­ing, are gen­er­ally be­ing used by the farm­ing com­mu­nity. How­ever, most of the new­ly­de­vel­oped im­ple­ments and costly ma­chines have not reached farm­ers and ma­chines for spe­cial op­er­a­tions like rice trans­plant­ing, sug­ar­cane har­vest­ing, co­conut har­vest­ing and pulse mech­a­niza­tion, need greater at­ten­tion.

L to R: Ra­jeswaran, Deputy Di­rec­tor of Agri­cul­ture, Trichy; Dr Chi­tra, Siruga­mani Re­search Sta­tion Head, Trichy; S Ra­makr­ish­nan AGM, EID Parry; R Sud­harsan, Se­nior As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor, FICCI TNSC and Mal­lika, As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor of Agri­cul­ture...

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