Free tractor rental scheme helps TN farmers

Chennai: Despite the severe distress caused by the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, TAFE said its free tractor rental scheme under its JFarm Services platform, made it possible for thousands of small and marginal farmers of Tamilnadu to continue with their agricultural operations in an uninterrupted manner.

“Within 60 days, over 1,55,000 hours of free tractor and farm implement rental services were provided, cultivating over 1,03,000 acres,” it said.

TAFE offered its 19,000 Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors and 33,500 implements on a ‘free-of-cost’ rental basis to small farmers owning two acres or less. Against the estimated coverage of 50,000 farmers in Tamilnadu, the scheme covered 64,000 farmers, it added.

 

NT Bureau