CIPHT -ICAR, Ludhiana Authorized as a 30th Designated Testing Center
LUDHIANA: To ensure quality of agricultural machines to be supplied in the Government assistance programmes, testing of machines at any Farm Machinery Testing and Training Institutes (FMTTIs) or 29 designated testing center is mandatory. Now Government has authorized Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET-ICAR), Ludhiana as a 30th designated testing center to test all types of Post Harvesting Equipment and Machinery.
Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, and Department of Agriculture & Cooperation has introduced Sub Mission of Agricultural mechanization (SMAM) w.e.f. 2014-15 with the aim to accelerate growth of agricultural mechanization in India. Financial Assistance for Procurement of Agriculture Machinery and Equipment is provided in the SMAM scheme as well as in other schemes like Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY), National Food Security Mission (NFSM), National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP), Mission for Integrated Development for Horticulture (MIDH).