1. Farm Mechanization

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Launches Centralized Farm Machinery Performance Testing Portal

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Amid the vehement protest by the farmers against the farm bill, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has recently launched "Centralized Farm Machinery Performance Testing Portal”.

Aiming to improve services of farm machinery testing institutions and bringing out transparency in the entire process of testing and evaluation of machines, the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday launched the portal in the public domain, which has been developed by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.

Union Ministers of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala and Kailash Choudhary, Secretary, Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Sanjay Agarwal and other senior officers of the Department was present on the occasion of the launch of the portal.

How this Portal will Benefit Farmers?

This portal will facilitate manufacturers in applying, communicating and monitoring the progress of testing of their machines in a seamless manner as it is easily accessible from any location and from any device connected to the Internet.

Moreover, Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Government under Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is fully committed to the welfare of farmers and the development of the agriculture sector. Budget allocation of the agriculture sector has also been considerably increased in keeping with this commitment of the government.

The Minister said that there has been a significant increase in the adoption of agricultural machines which has resulted in the phenomenal expansion of the cropped area, cropping diversity and the country’s agricultural production.

Further to promote mechanization of agricultural, the Union Agriculture Minister appealed to industry representatives to design farm equipment which can be utilized in a cost effective manner by small and marginal farmers.

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