TAFE announces free tractor rental scheme for small and marginal farmers of Tamil Nadu

TAFE (Tractors and Farm Gear Confined) on Saturday declared a free tractor rental scheme to assist tiny farmers of Tamil Nadu in the course of this important cropping year amid the next wave of Covid in the state.

In a press launch, the Amalgamations Group firm said, the free tractor rental scheme is in addition to its earlier contribution of oxygen concentrators, procurement of oxygen cylinders and assist to the prepared mass immunisation method. The whole outlay toward all of TAFE’s contributions to COVID relief is Rs.fifteen crore.

“With the encouragement and assist of the Tamil Nadu Governing administration, TAFE is joyful to offer you free-of-price tag rental companies to the tiny and marginal farmers of Tamil Nadu. TAFE will offer you its Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors alongside with farm implements to assist the tiny and marginal farmers as a result of this important time and vital cropping year,” Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and Running Director, TAFE was quoted in the assertion.

The free tractor rental scheme would include somewhere around one,20,000 acres and will gain all around fifty,000 farmers. It will be obtainable from May possibly 2021 as a result of July 2021 throughout Tamil Nadu. TAFE will offer you its 16,five hundred Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors and 26,800 implements on a “free-of-cost” rental basis to tiny farmers possessing 2 acres or fewer.

Farmers can lease or seek the services of tractors or farm implements making use of TAFE’s digital platform on the TN Govt’s Uzhavan application or the toll-free helpline 1800-4200-a hundred. The scheme will be implemented with the assist of the Agriculture Office of Tamil Nadu and their district officials, the firm included.