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TAFE celebrates farmer's day in Andhra

Ongole (AP) , Tue, 28 Feb 2012 ANI

Ongole (AP), Feb 28 (ANI):India's second largest tractor major, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) has successfully conducted the 'Farmer's Day' here with an aim to bring the farming community and agricultural experts for interaction on a common platform.


Farmer's Day is one of the unique outreach initiatives undertaken by JFarm and an outstanding example of Corporate Social Responsibility by TAFE.


The thrust of this event was on farming and pest management practices and farm mechanization for improving production of pulses, cotton and rice.


Experts from State Department of Agriculture and other agricultural universities shared their expertise based on the specific crop cultivation pattern of the area.


Speaking on the occasion, SS Nagarajan, Vice President (Agri Research) of TAFE said- "Through this Farmer's Day event, we would like to encourage farmers to accelerate the pace of agricultural development in fulfilling the national task of achieving self reliance in food production.


He persuaded farmers to get in touch with the Research Institutes all over India and utilize their services.


Officials from financial institutions and government bodies also shared information on agricultural loans, subsidies and policies available to farmers and provided clarifications for their queries and concerns.


Progressive farmers of the area were recognized and honored and requested to share best practices with the rest of the farming community.


The first Farmer's Day event was held in Madurai, at TAFE's Kalladipatti plant in May 2006. The practice has been observed every year since then and is celebrated across varied geographies and cultural mixes in India. (ANI)


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