TAFE offers free tractor rental for TN small farmers

Chennai: In an attempt to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus threat on small and marginal farmers of Tamilnadu and to support the farming community during a crucial cropping season, TAFE, under its CSR initiative, announced a free tractor rental scheme through its JFarm Services platform on the Uzhavan App, for a duration of 90 days starting 1 April. This scheme will be available across 30 districts of Tamilnadu.

According to a press note, TAFE, towards this initiative has brought together a large group of its Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors and will offer over 4,400 tractors and 10,500 implements on a free of cost rental basis. The renters hiring out Massey Ferguson, Eicher Tractors and implements will be paid directly by the company.

TAFE is well equipped to handle all the operational aspects of implementing the scheme across the State using its existing JFarm Services digital platform on the Uzhavan app, toll-free helpline 1800-4200-100, as well as various on-ground touchpoints like its field officers, dealer network etc. across the State, who are already working closely with the farming community of Tamilnadu, added the release.

 

NT Bureau