TAFE Announces Free Tractor Rental Scheme for the Second Year in a Row to Support Small Farmers of Rajasthan as COVID Relief
June 02, 2021 | Rajasthan: TAFE - Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, the world’s third largest tractor manufacturer, in a continuing effort to support the farming community and the Government amidst the second wave of the COVID surge, announced its ‘Free Tractor Rental Scheme’ to support the small farmers of Rajasthan during this critical cropping season.
This is the second year in a row that TAFE has offered this unique and much popular free tractor rental scheme. Over 1 Lakh Hours of free rental service, cultivating over 70,100 acres for small and marginal farmers was provided in Rajasthan alone, and over 213,500 acres were cultivated for free across India last year. This scheme is available from June 1 – July 31, 2021, for a period of 60 days in all the districts of Rajasthan. TAFE will offer over 41,800 Massey Ferguson and Eicher Tractors along with 116,700 implements, on a “free-of-cost” rental basis to small farmers owning 1 hectare or less.
TAFE’s Chairman and Managing Director - Mallika Srinivasan said, “The Corona pandemic has disrupted functioning in rural areas at a critical time during the cropping cycle. Towards supporting farmers, we are happy to once again offer free-of-cost tractor rental services to the small and marginal farmers of the state. With the encouragement and support of the Rajasthan Government, TAFE will offer its Massey Ferguson and Eicher Tractors along with farm implements to support the farmers through this crucial cropping season. We thank the Hon’ble Chief Minister for his keen focus on the welfare of the farming community, and express our gratitude to the Hon’ble Agricultural Minister and the Department of Agriculture for extending their support towards this free tractor rental scheme.”
Farmers can rent or hire tractors or farm implements using TAFE’s JFarmServices App or the toll-free helpline 1800-4200-100. The scheme will be implemented with the support of the Agriculture Department of Rajasthan and its district officials.
About TAFE: tafe.com
The world’s third largest tractor manufacturer and second largest in India by volumes with an annual sale of about 180,000 tractors; TAFE is one of the leading exporters of tractors from India with a turnover in excess of INR 10,000 Crores. TAFE manufactures a range of tractors, in both the air-cooled and water-cooled platforms, and markets them under its four iconic brands - Massey Ferguson, TAFE, Eicher, and the recently acquired Serbian tractor and agricultural equipment brand - Industrija Mašina i Traktora (IMT). Acclaimed for its quality and dependability, TAFE’s products and services are present in over 100 countries across the world, including developed countries in Europe and the Americas.
Besides tractors and farm machinery, TAFE manufactures diesel engines, silent gensets, agro engines, batteries, hydraulic pumps and cylinders, gears and transmission components, and has business interest in vehicle franchises and plantations. TAFE is committed to the Total Quality Movement (TQM). In the recent past various manufacturing plants of TAFE have garnered numerous ‘TPM Excellence Awards’ from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM), as well as a number of other regional awards for TPM excellence. TAFE became the first Indian tractor manufacturer to win the Frost & Sullivan Global Manufacturing Leadership Award in 2018, being recognized with the ‘Enterprise Integration and Technology Leadership Award’ and two ‘Supply Chain Leadership Awards’. In recognition of its outstanding contribution to engineering exports, TAFE has been named the ‘Star Performer – Large Enterprise (Agricultural Tractors)’ at the 40th Engineering Exports Promotion Council of India – Southern Region Awards (2015-16), for the 21st time in a row. TAFE has also been conferred the ‘Regional Contributor Award’ for quality supplies from Toyota Motor Company, Japan, and the ‘Manufacturing Supply Chain Operational Excellence - Automobiles Award’ at the second Asia Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit for its supply chain transformation in 2013. TAFE's tractor plants are certified under ISO 9001 for efficient quality management systems and under ISO 14001 for environment friendly operations.
About 'JFarm' and 'JFarm Services': JFarmServices.in
TAFE established JFarm India in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in 1964 with an objective of empowering farmers with advanced farm technologies to increase farm productivity and meet India’s growing food demands. Over the years, JFarm focuses on sustainable agriculture, adapting existing technologies in farming for local farming conditions and sharing this knowledge with farmers.
JFarm Services is an initiative by TAFE to increase easy access to farm mechanization solutions through rental of tractors and farm equipment for small and large farms, localized weather forecast, latest mandi prices, agri-news alerts and advisory.
Small and marginal farmers, who hold about 85% of the land holdings in India may not be able to afford ownership of tractors or implements. JFarm Services bridges this gap by connecting these farmers with tractor and equipment owners through its Farmer-2-Farmer platform. Farmers can explore and book nearby equipment through: https://bit.ly/JFSAppLite
JFarm Services since its creation has impacted the lives of about 26 Lakh farmers across 16 states in India since its inception. Currently, JFarm Services (JFS) operates in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Uttar Pradesh (UP), Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Assam - making farm mechanization viable and affordable to all.