In an attempt to provide advanced agricultural machines and implements to farmers, the Madhya Pradesh government has inked three MoUs with three companies. The MoUs were signed at Haldhar Krishi Expo.
The agreements were signed with Maschio-Gaspardo of Italy, Kubota of Japan, and Fiat (India) Private Limited of New Holland.
Maschio-Gaspardo has 13 plants in the country. Recently, it established a new plant at Pune. The company would help boost production of soybean, maize and cotton by providing advanced technologies and machines.
It would make available SP Numatic, multi-crop power harrows, fertiliser spreaders and shredders to the Directorate of Agricultural Engineering.
Japanese company Kubota would help the Agriculture Department in enhancing productivity of paddy in the state. The company has recently set up a plant at Chennai.
The company will provide self-propelled rice transplanters and seedling machines to increase productivity of paddy through mechanised paddy plantation in the state.
As per the MoU signed with Fiat Company of New Holland, the company would help the farmers with the cooperation of the state government to boost production of sugarcane, cotton, maize and soybean. It has agreed to make available 18 machines including sugarcane harvester, baler-rack, cotton picker, fodder maize harvester, Numatic cotton planter and sugar infielder.