Thrust Areas for XII Plan - AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery

  • Mechanization study and data base development for agricultural machinery and manufacturers
  • Design, development and commercialisation of farm implements and machinery for mechanisation of -
  • Precision farming for enhanced input use efficiency
  • Conservation agriculture for carbon sequestration under rice-wheat system
  • High capacity energy efficient machines for custom hiring
  • Tall tree spraying
  • Cotton picking
  • Sugarcane harvesting
  • Horticultural crops
  • Hill area agriculture
  • Nursery raising under covered cultivation
  • Root crops harvesting
  • Straw and crop residue management (collection, handling, mulching etc.)
  • Feed and fodder production
  • Seed spices crops
  • Dryland agriculture
  • Oilseeds and pulses
  • Multiplication of R&D products at Prototype Manufacturing Workshops (PMWs) for multi-location trials
  • Prototype feasibility testing and frontline demonstration of improved farm implements and machinery
  • Farm machinery management for efficient and optimum utilisation of available agricultural machinery
  • Promoting custom hiring services through entrepreneurship for use of high capacity farm equipment
  • Streamlining of testing procedure, training of engineers and conducting testing of farm equipment for standardisation and quality control in farm equipment manufacturing.