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India: Government of Tamil Nadu distributes VST Power Tillers to Farmers

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22 September 2023, Chennai: VST Power Tillers is affordable and efficient farm equipment suited for small and marginal farmers in India. These machines can be used for bund formation, inter-cultivation, earthing up, & de-weeding, and puddling. It is a multi-crop specialist best suited for ginger, turmeric, sugarcane, vegetable crops, cotton, red gram, and horticulture crops.

In a new initiative, 3,332 VST Power Tillers were distributed by the Agricultural Engineering Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu to small and marginal farmers across the state at a subsidized rate.

The power tiller delivery event was organized across the state to bolster agricultural productivity, easing the challenges faced by farmers, and increasing small farm mechanization in the state. The delivery of power tillers was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M.K. Stalin in Chennai. The Farmers selected for this program are from the beneficiary villages of the ‘Kalaignarin All Village Integrated Farm Development Scheme (KAVIADP).’

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