Free Tractor Rental Scheme, Tamil Nadu

To assist the farmers in this cropping season amidst the second wave of the pandemic thereby ensuring welfare of the farmers

On May 22, 2021, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) newly announced Free Tractor Rental Scheme for all the small and marginal farmers across the state of Tamil Nadu. This scheme is launched to assist the farmers for this cropping season amidst the second wave of the pandemic. Under this scheme, the farmers will get tractors and farming equipment free of cost on rental basis. TAFE will provide its Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors and farm equipment to the farmers. This scheme will be applicable to the farmers owning a farm land of 2 acres or less than that in the state. Implementation of the scheme will be done with support of State Agriculture Department. This scheme will be operational from May 2021 to July 2021.

Overview:

Scheme nameFree Tractor Rental Scheme
Scheme underTamil Nadu Government
Scheme By:Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE)
Announcement date:May 22, 2021
Beneficiaries:Small and Marginal Farmers
Benefit:Tractors and Farming equipment free of cost on rental basis
Main Objective:To assist the farmers in this cropping season amidst the second wave of the pandemic thereby ensuring welfare of the farmers

Objectives and Benefits:

  • Free Tractor Rental Scheme mainly aims for providing assistance to the farmers for this cropping season amidst these critical times of the second wave of the pandemic
  • This scheme will cover all the small and marginal farmers in the state with a land of 2 acres or less than that
  • Under this scheme the farmers will get Tractors and Farming equipment free of cost on rental basis
  • This scheme would cover about 1,20,000 acres of land thereby benefitting 50,000 farmers across the state
  • This scheme tends to ensure welfare of the farmers in these difficult times
  • It will lead to overall development of the agriculture sector in the state

Key Points:

  • On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) announced a scheme for the small and marginal farmers across the state of Tamil Nadu
  • This scheme is planned for providing assistance to the farmers for this cropping season amidst these critical times of the second wave of the pandemic
  • Under this scheme the farmers will get Tractors and Farming equipment free of cost on rental basis
  • TAFE will provide its Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors and farm equipment to the farmers.
  • About 16,500 Massey Ferguson and Eicher Tractors and 26,800 farm equipment will be provided on rental basis
  • All the small and marginal farmers with 2 acres or less land will be covered under the scheme
  • Total 1,20,000 acres of land will be covered under the scheme thereby benefiting 50,000 farmers across the state
  • Farmers can take the equipment or tractor on rent through TAFEs digital platform on Tamil Nadu Government’s Uzhavan app or the toll-free helpline number 1800-4200-100
  • This scheme will be operational from May 2021 to July 2021
  • Implementation of the scheme will be done with support of Tamil Nadu State Agriculture Department.

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