ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering Bhopal organized a “Hands-on Training for Farmers on Improved Agricultural Implements and Machinery” during 3-5 July, 2018.. During the training, participants were briefed on updates of technologies on farm mechanization and agro- processing. They were given hands on training including demonstrations of improved agricultural technologies, necessary adjustments as well as visits to different laboratories. Demonstrations of operation-wise implements required for seed bed preparation, sowing/planting and transplanting, spraying, intercultural operations as well as harvesting and threshing were given. The women friendly tools/ implements, conservation agriculture machinery, bullock drawn machinery and renewable energy technologies were also demonstrated. Visit to Precision Farming Development Centre (PFDC) was arranged to enhance their knowledge in the area of protected cultivation. Apart from machinery training the group was made aware of soybean processing and utilization and related equipment.
Dr. K. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-CIAE, in his valedictory speech urged the participants to implement the knowledge gained by them on their farms and propagate it among farming community for betterment of their life.
As a part of the training, the trainees visited Raj Bhavan and met the Hon’ble Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Smt. Anandiben Patel. The Governor stressed the need of mechanization to double farmers’ income.
Total 107 farmers from four tehsils of Gandhi Nagar district of Gujarat participated in the training.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute Of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal)