Message from the Director
The agriculture farm mechanization refers to the development and use of machines that can take the place of human and animal power in agricultural processes. The mechanization of agriculture that took place during the 21th century led to major changes in how farmer`s plant, irrigate and harvest crops. The type of equipment combine harvester, agriculture tractor, power tiller and other allied agriculture machines, enables farmers to increase their agriculture production instead of less depending upon labour and animal requirement in rural areas.
The North Eastern Region Training & Testing Institute, Bishwanath Chariali,Dt. Bishwanath (Assam) has been setup by – Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, New Delhi in the year of 1990. At present the Institute is `An I.S.O. 9001 – 2015 Certified Institute’. The Institute is also working to develop infrastructural facility to cope up with modern technological development. The Institute to providing training on various type of training program by way of theory, practical, utilization, operation & maintenance, auto electrical and dimensional measurement of engine components followed by SMAM guidelines. However, consequently the farm mechanization has reached to number of rural farmers of North East Region and across India to overcome the requirement of human labour which are not usually available due to urbanization of labour from rural area to states. Apart from this the Institute has testing facility of small diesel engine, Fractional Horse Power Engines and different type of intra-culture equipment is tested by way of modern Instrumentation, automation process as per the guidelines of ` Bureau of Indian Standards ` reaffirmed time to time. The `CMVr` testing facilities are yet to develop at the Institute in near future.
The testing of agriculture equipments and allied machines helps in improving, catering the Industry, manufacturing of appropriate farm machinery which for the benefits the Indian agriculture farming, socio-economical development. In addition to this information technology has played vital role to approach the governance to the farmers directly in 21st Century. The new solar energy system based technology has also become available an alternative source of energy to the farmers getting better results of their crop.
The Institute also provides field demonstrations of agriculture equipment in the former`s field as per the SMAM(Submission on Agriculture Farm Mechanization) guidelines, under the various schemes of government of India announced time to time in the North East region of India. All the benefits under the scheme are directly transferred to farmer /beneficiary under digital payment mission. Consequently all the mode of transaction has been implemented (case less) online through `BHARAT KOSH`. All the procurements are now through CPPP and GeM portal as per GFR-2017 in accordance with the Moe. The Institute is achieving the set targets of training & testing and with the coherent devotion of skilled engineers and staff.
Although the advantages of owning agriculture farm mechanization is clear, many of the smaller farming operations can find it easy to keep up with the cost of advancing agricultural technology by the use of schemes of Govt. of India. The new technological developments in farm equipment point to future innovations, which may include GPS-directed farm machines, computer monitoring systems and sensory devices to allocate seed, fuel, and fertilizer more precisely and efficiently.