NEW DELHI: Design refinements in the agricultural implements is a continuous exercise and are being carried out by centres of AICRP of ICAR to suit the requirement of agricultural workers of different region and based on feedback received from farmers and users. During last 4 years, ICAR has developed 48 technologies in the field of farm mechanisation.
There are about 19 manufactures of Self Propelled Paddy Transplanter machine in India and the machine is adequately available in the market.
This was stated by Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (GoI), Parshottam Rupala on Friday in Rajya Sabha.
Under Phase-II (2014-17) of the Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Applications Scheme of Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE), Central Financial Assistance up to 30% of the benchmark cost has been provided for installation of solar pumps.
Further, due to provision of the scheme mandating procurement only through tender route, prices of solar pumps have reduced which is reflected in the revised benchmark costs issued by MNRE in June, 2018.