Indian Council of Agricultural Research along with its institutes namely, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal; and Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana demonstrated agricultural equipments in the EIMA AGRIMACH 2009 at IARI during 3-5 December here. The Exhibition was inaugurated by Minister of State for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Prof K V Thomas, here today.
The ICAR was sponsor of the event. The ICAR publications especially, newly published Handbook of Agriculture and other new editions were main attraction in the DIPA Stall at ICAR Pavilion. It was an international fair that benefits both the Indian players in the agro-machinery sector as well the global farm equipment manufacturers who intend to enter the Indian market. Pooling in the best and latest of farm equipments, the fair is a platform where the whole world gets acquainted with the developments in the Indian farm-equipment scenario. The fair also brings in leading international players so that Indian companies open up to a world of emerging opportunities in the industry.
EIMA Agrimach 2009 was a never-miss opportunity for all those related to the farm equipment sector to make their presence felt, improve their knowledge of the sector and embark on new business ventures.
Agriculture mechanization has experienced a tremendous growth over the last few years. Due to widespread modernization visible in the agriculture sector, farming communities have started employing agro- equipments extensively in various domains of cultivation like tillage, sowing, irrigation, plant protection, threshing etc. The awareness among farming communities to implement the latest available technologies in farming has resulted in a shift towards mechanization, extending the scope of agri-machinery in the nation.
The panel discussion were also organized on Leveraging Farm Mechanization to Enhance Farm productivity, New Framework for making Custom Hiring an Organized Sector, Gaps and challenges in the current finance models for farm equipments, and Challenges faced by SMEs involved in Agriculture Machinery Manufacturing, Farm Mechanization: A Global perspective. The conference was attended by various agricultural scientists, policy makers, high officials of private companies, etc. from the country and abroad.
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