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Times of India (April 18, 2022)

National campaign on farm mechanization organised

PUNE: The National Campaign on "Farm Mechanization" organized by the ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering held recently discussed agricultural mechanization in India and challenges involved.

V K Tewari, Director, IIT, Kharagpur spoke on the challenges and opportunities in smart farm mechanization in India and said that the country should come-up with make in India initiatives on sensors which can be used in the smart farm machinery.

S N Jha, deputy director general (Agricultural Engineering), ICAR said that there was a need for undertaking more solution-oriented research on mechanized agriculture in India.

More than 450 farmers, scientists and government officials demonstrated modern technology and machinery which can be used on farms as part of the campaign. Participants were also informed about latest drone technologies suitable for agricultural work.

As per the union government, farm mechanization plays a critical role in increasing agricultural productivity. Mechanization has been well received in India as one of the important elements of modernization of agriculture, which can help enchance agricultural productivity. (Access the original article)