World’s third largest tractor manufacturer Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) has signed an MoU with Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India to aid conservation of resources in India. Alok Tripathi (IAS), Executive Director – PCRA and T R Kesavan, President and COO – Product Strategy & Corporate Relations, TAFE have signed the document.
PCRA plays an active role in proposing policies and strategies to the Government of India for petroleum conservation aimed at reducing excessive dependence of the country on oil. Under the MoU, it is planned to jointly conduct Agriculture Workshops and Melas by involving TAFE’s extensive dealership network in spreading awareness / sensitising farmers on the advantages of better maintenance and upkeep of their tractors and implements, resulting in lesser fuel consumption and efficient utilization of resources, thereby helping farmers maximize their productivity and profitability.
Field trials will be used to demonstrate the right usage and proven methods that impact the bottom line of the farmers, thereby increasing productivity per unit of power consumed. Precision agriculture and water conservation will mitigate over usage of critical resources. This joint CSR effort by TAFE and PCRA will help the farmers to minimise costs through conservation, recycling and use of alternate energy. This engagement will further include joint outreach events and knowledge sharing modules for
farmers curated by PCRA through TAFE’s ‘ JFarm Services ’ App.