BY DEBAJYOTI CHAKRABORTY
KOLKATA , 22 AUGUST 2023:
Dr. Jitendra Singh, union minister of state for science and technology has launched India’s first indigenously developed e ( electronic) tractor by CSIR- Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur today.
The Union minister of state for science and technology further said that an increasing number of new Startups are venturing into the Agriculture sector, focussing on niche technologies including e-Tractor, recycling garbage, drip irrigation, Genome sequenced farming such as Mango and Lotus, he said.
“This is one sector in which India has rather not taken up the pace that was required,” said Dr Jitendra Singh, adding, “This is a huge unexplored resource, which is only exclusive to India. Those countries which had been promoting IT, have been promoting from their point of
view because they have their assets; they don’t have the agri asset that we have. So we don’t have to ape them. If I have plenty of agriculture resource, why not I make use of it. Therefore, this route would be a very important component in India’s future economy in the next 25 years,” Dr. Jitendra Singh said.
Dr Jitendra Singh said PM Narendra Modi has stressed the Agriculture sector will have a defining role in the Amrit Kaal as India aims to emerge as a Developed Nation.
“In the next 25 years, there is an emphasis on Livelihood opportunities outside Government jobs, this Agri sector is not only going to be an important part of the economy, it’s also going to be an important part of vocation for the youth,” he added.
The CSIR-CMERI will be celebrating the theme-based campaign “One Week One Lab” from 11-15 September 2023, showcasing the laboratory’s cutting-edge research, products and technologies, expertise and facilities to various stakeholders.
Dr. Naresh Chandra Murmu, Director of CSIR- CMERI was also present on the occasion. The e tractor will be the cheapest in the Indian market. The tractor is equipped with lithium battery and the e tractor is 10
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— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) August 21, 2023