THE nation’s drive towards enhancing full mechanisation of its agricultural sector may have received a boost as President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to

The Andhra Pradesh Government will spend Rs 274 crore to provide mechanised tools at subsidised prices to farmers.

Though agriculture has always been considered as a robust growth engine for Bihar, the farm mechanisation remained a low priority for the successive State Governments till a few year ago.

The Punjab government has introduced “Farm Mechanization” plan aimed at tracking agriculture sector on production lines in the province.

India's third largest heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) manufacturer Asia Motor Works Ltd (AMW) with its manufacturing plant is Kutch district has got nod from Gujarat Highc Court for demerger into two companies for for better and efficient management and attracting investments.

The Scheme of Arrangement for demerger under Sections 391 to 394 of the Companies Act, 1956 was approved by the Justice Abhilasha Kumari last week. Following this approval the AMW would demerge into AMW Motors Ltd (AMWML) and AMW Auto Components Ltd (AACL).

The Japanese government has extended a grant of Rs. 468 million (380 million Yen) to purchase tractors as a measure to boost the agriculture activities in eight provinces of Sri Lanka.

A target has been fixed to distribute 50 thousand agricultural implements among farmers of the state for smooth sowing operations during ensuing kharif season. These implements will be made available on subsidy to farmers as per their eligibility under various schemes.

Farmers Associates Pakistan (FAP) has rejected the imposition of General Sales Tax (GST) on pesticides, tractors, fertilisers and other agricultural inputs. FAP expressed its views through a unanimously adopted resolution at the 118th extraordinary general body meeting of FAP held on Tuesday.

The John Deere India, India's leading tractor manufacturer and provider of advanced crop solutions and irrigation systems is introducing two new tractor models in India today from Bhopal. The tractors are 35 hp tractor model 5036C and 41 hp tractor model 5041C.

The government has shelved plans to import about 10,000 tractors under the Benazir Tractor Scheme (BTS) and decided that only locally made tractors would be provided to the farmers at subsidised rates under this scheme. This was stated by Federal Minister for Industries and Production Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo while talking to vice president PAPAAM Tariq Nazir during a meeting in Islamabad.

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