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TAFE Sets up ‘JFarm,’ an Adaptive Research Centre at PJTSAU

On Tuesday, Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director of TAFE, M Raghunandan Rao, Agriculture Production Commissioner and Secretary (Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Government of Telangana), and V Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor of PJTSAU formally inaugurated the centre.

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Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director of TAFE
Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director of TAFE

TAFE, a tractor and farm equipment manufacturer, has established JFarm - Telangana, an adaptive agriculture research and extension centre at Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture University. This is the country's first public-private partnership (PPP) facility, established under the auspices of PJTSAU & TAFE.

Farmers can interact with agricultural experts at the centre about a variety of topics, including farm practices, organic farming, and the conservation of soil, water, and natural resources. "It will also facilitate the transfer of agro-technology and agricultural mechanization," a TAFE spokesperson said on Wednesday.

According to a statement, the centre would serve as a forum for farmers to interact with agricultural experts on a variety of topics, including scientific farm practices, organic farming, and soil, water, and natural resource conservation.
It would also facilitate the transfer of agricultural technology and mechanization in agriculture, with equipment suitable for Telangana's drylands.

Integrated Mechanisation Model:

The facility's TAFE Product Training Centre (PTC) will educate farmers on the TAFE integrated mechanization model, which combines the operation and servicing of tractors, equipment, and machinery

On Tuesday, Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director of TAFE, M Raghunandan Rao, Agriculture Production Commissioner and Secretary (Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Government of Telangana), and V Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor of PJTSAU formally inaugurated the centre.

About TAFE:

Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) is a Chennai-based Indian tractor manufacturer that was founded in 1960 and generated INR 93 billion in revenue in 2014-15. TAFE, the world's third-largest tractor manufacturer and India's second-largest by volume, controls a quarter of the Indian tractor market, selling more than 150,000 domestic and foreign tractors each year.

About PJTSAU:

In a short period of time, the university has made a good name for itself. According to Praveen Rao, Vice Chancellor, PJTSAU is the first university in the country to receive Director General of Civil Aviation Approval for the use of Drones in Crop Research.

According to one study, using robotics could reduce the use of chemicals for maize crops by 30%. The University will soon open an Agri-Hub to teach young people about entrepreneurship. The university used blockchain technology to create QR codes for rice seeds. People can trace the origin and quality of seeds by scanning these codes, and QR coding will be expanded to other crops.

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