Mini power tiller Demonstration conducted for Rubesa Geog, Wangduephodrang

A day long demonstration program on Mini power tiller was conducted in Rubesa Geog under Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag on 18th November, 2017 with the support of the expert from Mitsubishi Company, Japan who deals with the supply of farm machineries in the country. A total of 35 farmers along with four geog extension officer from Punakha and Wangdue Dzongkhag attended the program. Further, 6 geog power tiller operators trained with the FMCL was also made to attend the program as to experience and have hands on training in handling the machines. The bed making and plastic mulching can be done simultaneously through the use of mini tiller which will immensely help to those farmers interested to take up vegetable production at the large scale. The ploughing and use of rotary wheel was also demonstrated as part of the program.
The awareness was also created to the participants in purchasing the mini power tiller through REDCL loan at the interest rate of 4%. A memorandum of understanding has been already signed between the two companies with the objective to promote the farm machineries in mechanizing the farm and as well to make it affordable by the individual farmers interested to buy the product without any mortgage. The participants were overwhelmed with the demonstration program and showed the interest of buying the machinery. the management would like to extend our sincere acknowledgment to the agriculture officials involved and participated in the program. Thank you and shall look forward for the continued support.

A similar demonstration program will be also organized in Gelephu on 20th November, 2017.

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Updated on: 19th November, 2017