21st September, 2021, Bhopal
The ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), Bhopal Chapter and Directorate of Agricultural Engineering, Madhya Pradesh jointly organized a National Webinar on “Roadmap on Agricultural Mechanization in Madhya Pradesh” today.
In his address, the Chief Guest, Dr. Shrikant Patil, Chairman, CRISP & Advisor to Chief Minister, Government of Madhya Pradesh stressed on the need of skill development in agriculture, especially, in the field of mechanization. The use of AI in agriculture in the near future was also emphasized in the Chief Guest’s address.
Dr. C.R. Mehta, Director & Patron, ISAE, Bhopal Chapter outlined the scope of accelerating the farm mechanization in Madhya Pradesh due to better average land holding size, availability of workforce in agriculture, presence of R&D Institutes and Directorate of Agricultural Engineering in the State.
Dr. Indramani Mishra, Head, Engineering Division, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi & President, ISAE urged for accelerating the mechanization and automation that is in the top 20 inventions in the world. He stressed on the need of large scale interventions that are also required to fulfill the future demand in agriculture through skill development and farm mechanization.
Dr. Kanchan K. Singh, ADG (Farm Engineering), ICAR and Prof. Gajendra Singh, Former Deputy Director General (Agricultural Engineering), ICAR & Patron, ISAE, New Delhi also graced the occasion.
A total of 182 participants from ICAR Research Institutes, Tractor & Farm Machinery Manufacturers, Madhya Pradesh State Departments Officials, Students and Entrepreneurs participated in the Webinar.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh)