The country is in need of an ‘agricultural machinery revolution’ to tide over the present farm labour crisis and to improve efficiency of farm operations, K. Ramasamy, Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University said. Stressing the need for a farm machinery revolution at the two-day ‘Calorie 2012’ and All India Seminar on Engineering Interventions for Profitable Agriculture, organised jointly by the Institution of Engineers and the Farm Varsity, the Vice-Chancellor said ‘the success story of Intensive Agriculture Development Programme of the 60s need to be repeated now with emphasis on farm mechanisation’.

The varsity has proposed to target those students who have failed in class X, for training and repairing of agricultural machinery, so as to enable them start machinery rental and repair services in rural areas.

“A two-year training should help retain the youth in villages itself.”

(This article was published on September 13, 2012)
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