New Strategy for Farm Mechanization in 12th Plan
A new strategy is being formulated for farm mechanization during the Twelfth Five Year Plan. The aims & objectives of the proposed Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) under National Mission on agricultural Extension & Technology are as under:
ïƒ˜ Increasing the reach of farm mechanization to small and marginal farmers;
ïƒ˜ Establishment of ˜Custom Hiring Centre™ to offset the adverse economies of scale arising due to small landholding and high cost of individual ownership.
ïƒ˜ Passing on the benefit of hi-tech, high value and hi-productive agricultural machinery to farmers through creating hubs for such farm equipment;
ïƒ˜ Promotion farm mechanization through demonstration and capacity building activities ; and ïƒ˜ Ensuring quality control of newly developed agricultural machinery.