The 33rd Workshop of AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery was held at Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidhyapith (MPKV), Rahuri during January 8-10, 2019
In his inaugural address, Dr. K.P. Vishwanatha, Vice Chancellor, MPKV, Rahuri emphasized on the need to collaborate with scientists of other sister disciplines in delivering the sustainable mechanization solution. He also stressed on the need to promote small tools and equipments for fulfilling the immediate need of farm families.
The Chairman of the Workshop and the Guest of Honor, Dr. Kanchan Kumar Singh, Assistant Director General (F. Engg.), ICAR highlighted the necessary steps being taken by the concerned division for strengthening the mechanization related activities and the present priorities of ICAR.
In his address, the Guest of Honor, Dr. K.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal accentuated the need to mechanize the working in the present context and also urged the PIs of the project for accelerating their efforts in delivering the technologies.
Dr. V.M. Mayande, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Dr. PDKV, Akola was also present during the occasion as the Guest of Honor.
Dr. CR Mehta, Project Coordinator, AICRP on FIM presented Project Coordinator’s Report on progress of work done by different centres of the scheme.
A Farm Machinery Exhibition was also organized at Dr. ASCAET, MPKV, Rahuri.
The “Research Highlights…2018” compiled by Coordinating Cell, one CD on “Khetibadi me Prayukt Hone Wali Urja Kushal Machinery”, one technical bulletin, one directory of farm machinery manufacturers, three success stories and three leaflets were also released during the session
The main aim of AICRP was to provide a platform for interaction amongst researchers, tractor and farm machinery manufacturers and policy makers.
The workshop registered a total footfall by around 75 participants from Research & Development organizations from different SAUs and ICAR institutes, farm machinery manufacturers, etc.
(Source ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering)