NCAER Report on Farm Machinery Industry in India presented to MoS (Agriculture) Ms. Shobha Karandlaje

Source: The post is based on the articleNCAER Report on Farm Machinery Industry in India presented to MoS (Agriculture) Ms. Shobha Karandlajepublished in PIB on 7th February 2023.

What is the News?

National Council of Applied Economic Research(NCAER) has released a report titled “Making India a Global Power House on Farm Machinery Industry”.

What is the purpose of the report?

The report analyzed the non-tractor farm machinery industry from both demand and supply side perspectives, bringing out the challenges in the sector. It aims to make India a Global Power House of Farm Machinery.

What are the key highlights from the report?

Challenges of Farm Mechanization in India: Availability of adequate farm power is very crucial for timely farm operations for increasing production and productivity and reducing losses.

Though India is witnessing considerable progress in farm mechanization, its spread across the length and breadth of our country still remains uneven.

India’s farm power availability is at 2.49 Kw/ha in 2018-19 which is much lower as compared to Korea (+7 kw/ha), Japan (+14kw/ha), USA(+7kw/ha).

Steps taken by Government to promote Farm Mechanization: The Government is already promoting farm mechanization through various schemes and programmes like Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization(SMAM), Drones promotion etc.

The institutes have done commendable work in testing and training and have provided a pool of more than 2.3 lakh of skilled professionals in the area of farm mechanization.

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