TAFE (Tractors and Farm Products Constrained) on Saturday announced a free of charge tractor rental scheme to assist small farmers of Tamil Nadu for the duration of this essential cropping period amid the 2nd wave of Covid in the region.
In a press launch, the Amalgamations Team organization stated, the free of charge tractor rental scheme is in addition to its previously contribution of oxygen concentrators, procurement of oxygen cylinders and assist to the prepared mass immunisation application. The whole outlay to all of TAFE’s contributions to COVID aid is Rs.fifteen crore.
“With the encouragement and assist of the Tamil Nadu Government, TAFE is content to provide free of charge-of-cost rental providers to the small and marginal farmers of Tamil Nadu. TAFE will provide its Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors together with farm implements to assist the small and marginal farmers as a result of this essential time and very important cropping period,” Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and Handling Director, TAFE was quoted in the assertion.
The free of charge tractor rental scheme would address around 1,twenty,000 acres and will benefit around 50,000 farmers. It will be offered from May possibly 2021 as a result of July 2021 throughout Tamil Nadu. TAFE will provide its 16,five hundred Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors and 26,800 implements on a “free-of-cost” rental foundation to small farmers possessing 2 acres or less.
Farmers can lease or employ the service of tractors or farm implements employing TAFE’s electronic system on the TN Govt’s Uzhavan app or the toll-free of charge helpline 1800-4200-100. The scheme will be executed with the assist of the Agriculture Section of Tamil Nadu and their district officers, the organization extra.