New Holland Fiat (India) Pvt Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Madhya Pradesh government at Haldhar Agri Expo 2014, which took place at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal. The MoU aims to establish a new training centre in the state to provide innovative products for the mechanisation of sugarcane harvesting, corn mechanisation and biomass management. New Holland Fiat is a subsidiary of CNH Industrial, and one of the leading manufacturers and providers of farm mechanisation solutions with innovative products ranging from tractors to harvesting equipments.
Under the MOU, the government of Madhya Pradesh will provide all the necessary back-up and support in establishing the training centre. The company will be working with the Directorate of Agriculture Engineering, Government of Madhya Pradesh, to set the centre. The company has been running a manufacturing plant in Greater Noida since 1996.
Beside the training centre, New Holland Fiat has also taken the responsibility to provide its range of innovative mechanisation solutions, comprising sugarcane harvesters, biomass and forage requirements, planters and fertiliser broadcasters. New Holland Fiat has emerged one of the leaders in the sugarcane harvester segment in the Indian market by seeding in over 400 cane harvesters so far.
According to Gaurav Sood, head, crop solutions, of the manufacturer, The scarcity of skilled labour has made farm mechanisation the need of the hour, and it is a crucial time to join hands with the government of Madhya Pradesh, which is actively initiating and driving the transforming changes in the state agriculture industry.