August 10, 2012, Bhopal
Central Institute of Agricutlural Engineering, Bhopal was the host for the third meeting of the ICAR-CII Joint Working Group on Farm Mechanization on August 10, 2012 at CIAE, Bhopal under the chairmanship of Dr. MM Pandey, DDG (Engg). Mr. TR Kesavan, President Tractors Manufacturing Association led the CII delegation. Several leading farm machinery manufacturers, i.e., TAFE, M&M, John Deere, New Holland, Escorts, VST Tillers Tractors, SAME Deutz, SDF Group, and Eicher Tractors were represented at the meeting. Besides, Directorate of Agricultural Engineering of MP and local agricultural machinery manufacturers were also represented.
Issues such as anthropometric parameters for appropriate machinery design, precision machinery development, and biomass management for collaborative efforts came up for discussion. Three sub-groups for specific actions related to anthropometric parameters, precision machinery, and mutually agreeable collaborative activities were formed. Collaborations in the areas of in-plant training and post-graduate research were also discussed. The institute availed the opportunity to showcase the important R&D achievements and infrastructure for the visiting industry officials.
(Source: CIAE, Bhopal)