Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation

 Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation 

Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation

Launched: 2014-15 


Increasing the reach of farm mechanization to small and marginal farmers and to the regions where availability of farm power is low. 

  •  Promoting ‘Custom Hiring Centres’ to offset the adverse economies of scale arising due to small landholding and high cost of individual ownership. 
  •  Creating hubs for hi-tech & high value farm equipments. 
  •  Creating awareness among stakeholders through demonstration and capacity building activities.
  •  Ensuring performance testing and certification at designated testing centers located all over the country. 
Salient Features of SMAM 

  •  Promotion and Strengthening of Agricultural Mechanization through Training, Testing and Demonstration: Aims to ensure performance testing of agricultural machinery and equipment, capacity building of farmers and end users and promoting farm mechanization through demonstrations. 
  •  Demonstration, Training and Distribution of Post Harvest Technology and Management (PHTM): Aims at popularizing technology for primary processing, value addition, low cost scientific storage/ transport and the crop by-product management through demonstrations, capacity building of farmers and end users. Provides financial assistance for establishing PHT units. 
  •  Financial Assistance for Procurement of Agriculture Machinery and Equipment: Promotes ownership of various agricultural machinery & equipments as per norms of assistance. 
  •  Establish Farm Machinery Banks for Custom Hiring: Provides suitable financial assistance to establish Farm Machinery Banks for Custom Hiring for appropriate locations and crops. 
  •  Establish Hi-Tech, High Productive Equipment Hub for Custom Hiring: Provides financial assistance to set up hi-tech machinery hubs for high value crops like sugarcane, cotton etc. 
  •  Promotion of Farm Mechanization in Selected Villages: Provides financial assistance to promote appropriate technologies and to set up Farm Machinery Banks in identified villages in low mechanised states. 
  •  Financial Assistance for Promotion of Mechanized Operations/hectare Carried out Through Custom Hiring Centres: Provides financial assistance on per hectare basis to the beneficiaries hiring machinery/ equipments from custom hiring centres in low mechanized areas. 
  •  Promotion of Farm Machinery and Equipment in North-Eastern Region: Extends financial assistance to beneficiaries in high-potential but low mechanised states of north-east. 

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