Mahindra launches new potato planting equipment in Punjab, UP, Gujarat

New Delhi, September 8

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Tuesday mentioned it has launched a brand new tools for potato planting in sure states.

The firm’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES) has launched new potato planting equipment within the nation, M&M mentioned in a press release.

The equipment, PlantingMaster Potato +, is designed and developed in collaboration with the corporate’s Europe-based companion Dewulf to swimsuit Indian farming circumstances and assist supply increased yields and enhanced high quality, it added.

Mahindra and Dewulf had final 12 months partnered with progressive farmers in Punjab to introduce the brand new precision potato planter know-how.

These farmers have reported a 20-25 per cent improve in yields over conventional strategies after they started utilizing this method, M&M mentioned.

“As the world’s second largest potato producing nation, advanced farm machinery is needed to drive up yields and improve quality. With the ‘PlantingMaster Potato +’, we are bringing this technology to Indian farmers to drive productivity and quality improvements in potato farming,” M&M FES President Hemant Sikka mentioned.

The tools can also be obtainable on rental foundation in some markets, and provided by means of simple financing for buy, making this new know-how accessible to Indian farmers, he added.

India is the second largest producer of potatoes on this planet, however the nation lags behind in yield, M&M mentioned.

Yield per acre in India is 8.5 tonnes as in comparison with the Netherlands which is at 17 tonnes per acre.

Many components decide the extent of crop yields, and the usage of applicable farm equipment is likely one of the extra vital components, it mentioned.

The new PlantingMaster Potato + will probably be obtainable on the market in Punjab, on sale and hire in UP, and for hire in Gujarat by means of Mahindra’s rental entrepreneur community, the corporate added. PTI


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