Agriculture

Govt authorises ICAR-CIPHT as designated machinery testing centre

The Government has authorised the ICAR-Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology Ludhiana as a 30th designated testing centre to test all types of post harvesting equipment and machinery
Govt authorises ICAR-CIPHT as designated machinery testing centre

The Government has authorised the ICAR-Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (ICAR-CIPHET), Ludhiana as a 30th designated testing centre to test all types of post harvesting equipment and machinery.

To ensure quality of agricultural machines to be supplied in the Government assistance programmes, testing of machines at any Farm Machinery Testing and Training Institutes (FMTTIs) or 29 designated testing centre is mandatory.

Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture has introduced Sub Mission of Agricultural Mechanisation (SMAM) from April 2014 with the aim to accelerate growth of agricultural mechanisation in India. Financial assistance for procurement of agriculture machinery and equipment is provided in the SMAM scheme as well as in other schemes like Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY), National Food Security Mission (NFSM), National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP), Mission for Integrated Development for Horticulture (MIDH) among other schemes.

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