Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
(Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare)
North Eastern Region Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute
  Biswanath Chariali, Assam      Phone: 03715-222094
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The training section of this Institute is outfitted with following laboratories to impart the practical training to the trainees under various training programmes.
Laboratories already developed
Laboratories under developing stage
  • Tractor cut model & demonstration Lab.
  • Plant Protection Lab.
  • Manual and bullock drawn implement/equipments Lab.
  • Auto Electric Lab.
  • Appropriate Mechanization and Technology.
  • Farm Power Lab.
  • Value addition and Post-Harvest Technology Lab.
  • Irrigation Lab.
  • Gender friendly Equipment Lab.

A A Library with reasonable collections of 3224 including Text, Technical books and Reference Books, 3496 nos. Test Report, 415 nos. BIS Codes, 60 nos. Parts Catalogue, about 30 nos. Periodicals/ Journals and Newsletters on various Technical Fields and Mechanized farming and related subject, Magazine on English & Hindi Literatures besides 10 National, Regional and Local Newspapers (Daily) are being procured in the Institute Library for the use of Trainees and Employees. The Exiting library is shifted from Testing Building to a new Library room attached to the Administrative wing on 01.01.2010, to give easy access and utilization of Library/information service for its users/readers.

The Audio Visual section is operational with TV, DVD, VCR, LCD projector and about 123 technical films in shape of VCDs and Cassettes, charts paintings, posters etc. to supplement “On-the-job” training under different training program. The institute is planning to upgrade the existing lab with modern equipments, sound systems, etc.

Lodging and Boarding facility
The Institute Hostel is set up with reasonable amenities to accommodate 80 trainees at a time. A four bedded rest/guest house with moderate facilities for the visitors has also been made in Hostel.

Stipend and Traveling charges
As per restructured training program, the stipend of the trainees, selected under User level course has pay Rs.200 per day. Besides this, the trainees selected under user level course are paid “to and from” traveling expenses by sleeper class of rail or by ordinary bus from their home-town or the applicant actually residing to Biswanath Chariali at the end of training program.

Farm of NERFMT&TI-2020

Land distribution (in hactors):
The Institute is in possession of 45 ha land and break-up of utilization of land is as below:
(i) Area under Non-Residential and Residential Buildings : 9.37 ha
(ii) Area for farming : 10.67 ha
(iii) Area marked for Training and Testing
(for different field operation & practices)
: 7.52 ha
(iv) Area under Coconut orchard : 1.40 ha
(v) Area under Teak Plantation : 2.00 ha
(vi) Area under Titasapa : 0.40 ha
(vii) Area under tea plantation : 4.08 ha
(viii) Area under farm and security roads : 2.95 ha
(ix) Area under security roads (Parallel to the boundary wall) : 4.11 ha
(x) Area under Bamboo Plantation : 2.00 ha
(xi) Area under Misc. Horticulture Crops : 2.00 ha

To show the live demonstration of the micro systems and its impacts on the Tea and fruit crops as well to have a regular flow of revenue, the Institute has completed the plantation of Tea, Coconut and Supari. The coconut has been planted in pockets of land, where-as, supari has been planted as a mixed plantation with Teeta-chappa along the both sides of all farm roads. The Tea plantation has been increased to get even better farm revenue. This Institute has also planted forest trees like teak and Teeta-chappa (Hawlong) and other plants like Neem, Gulmohor, Nahar, Silver oak, Kadam etc. The progress of such horticulture plantation is as under:
Plantation of trees:
Sl. No.
Name of the plant
Progressive Total
1 Titasapa plants 1336 Planted in both side of the farm and farm security roads.
2 Teak plants 1172 Planted behind the Testing building & around the pond near the main water tank and land behind security barrack.
3 Sissoo (Indian rosewood) 28 Planted adjacent to the eastern side of the Institute’s boundary wall.
4 Gomari/ Gamhar 29 Planted at residential colony and at northern side parallel to the boundary wall.
5 Arecanut 468 Planted along the line with titasapa plants in an alternate pattern in the both sides of the farm roads.
6 Siris 74 Planted in the tea garden as shade tree and nearby training building.
7 Gulmohar 44 Planted nearby Training and Testing building and along the both sides of main road.
8 Silver oak 7 Nearby administrative building and in front of Trainee’s hostel.
9 Ghoraneem 44 Planted in the tea garden as a shade tree and in the residential colony.
10 Cinnamon 11 Planted in the residential colony.
11 Ashokapendula 87 Planted around the administrative building, Type-V quarter and Training building. Newly planted in front of Type-II residential quarter.
12 Agaru 5 Planted in front of Trainee’s hostel and in the residential colony.
13 Nahar/ Iron wood 6 Planted both sides of the office main road.
14 Sonaru 5 Planted around the training building.
15 Arjun 1 Planted in the South-West corner of the Institute nearby the new Tea garden.
16 Pine tree 4 Planted in front of Type-V quarter and Training building.
17 Neem 26 Planted nearby Trainees hostel and in the residential colony.
18 Kadam 42 Planted both sides of the office main road.
19 Sapota 51 Planted in the Institute’s orchard at the eastern side.
20 Litchi 160 Planted in the Institute’s orchard at the eastern side.
21 Coconut 272 Planted in between testing and administrative building. Another plantation is nearby Girl’s hostel and eastern side of the playground.
22 Jack fruit 9 Planted at residential colony.
23 Mango 16 Planted at residential colony and behind the farm power lab.
24 Bottle palm 35 Planted both sides of the colony road and in front of the trainee’s hostel.
25 Assam lemon/ Khasi mandarin 36 Planted in the eastern side of the Institute along with litchi and sapota orchard and in front of trainee’s hostel parallel to the coconut plantation.
26 Bhomora 10 Planted in the south-west corner of the Institute parallel to the boundary wall.
27 Cashew nut 50 Planted in the eastern side of the boundary wall along with litchi and sapota orchard.
28 Bamboo 78 clumps Planted at north-eastern part parallel to the boundary wall.
Total 4106