Mechanization necessary for farmers’ progress: Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon VC PAU
Punjab and Haryana must Emphasise on promotion of mechanization in agriculture to meet the demand of food grains of the country
Mohali 25 January 25, 2020: Mechanisation necessary for the progress of farmers To meet the demand, only by promoting mechanization in agriculture, the conditions of farmers will improve. To meet the demand of food grains of the country For this, the emphasis is being given on promoting mechanization in agriculture.
As a result of advanced agricultural technology and agricultural mechanization, the production of food grains and horticultural crops has increased by 8 and 12 percent, respectively, compared to the year 1950-51. But this is not enough for the future needs of food grains.
The first three’ – Monsoon, Money and Market were considered important for the farmers, but now another’ ie machinery has also taken place, said Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon Punjab Agricultural University.
He was addressing the farmers and office bearers of Punjab and the National Machinery Manufacturing Association at a technical seminar on the last day of the three-day India Agri Progress Expo on Agricultural Mechanics and Machinery on Saturday.
He said that the Central Government had included the Agricultural Mechanisation Mission in the 12th Five-Year Plan which is proving to be an effective step to promote mechanisation in agriculture.
However, Haryana and Punjab are far ahead of other states in adopting agricultural mechanisation. He said that mechanization not only increases agricultural yields but also reduces the cost of farming. It requires trained and qualified manpower to promote it.