Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola

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Department of Farm Power & Machinery

 

The department has unique importance since establishment in Faculty of Agricultural Engineering. The research mainly focuses on the development of low cost farm implements and machineries for the farmers. The department has at its credit more than ten advanced farm machineries and implements developed for mechanization of small farm. Besides research, department is running doctoral and post graduate programme in Farm Power and Machinery to generate personnel who fulfill the industries as well as farmers demand for advanced farming in the region.

Courses Offered

=> Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Department of Farm Power And Machinery
=> Master Of Technology (M.Tech.) Department of Farm Power And Machinery
=> Bachelor Of Technology (B.Tech) Agriculture Engineering

Research & Development / Topic

Research Activities/Achievements

National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP)

=> Completed an Adhoc scheme “Development of tractor operated sorghum harvester” sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi
=> Completed an Adhoc scheme “ Mechanization of Dryland Agriculture” sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi
=> Completed an Adhoc scheme “ Mechanization of Experimental Plot” sponsored by ICAR New Delhi
=> Ongoing scheme on Technology Mission on Cotton (TMC), Mini Mode Mission I (MMI), Mechanization of Cotton production (Component 2.3) sponsored by ICAR New Delhi

All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Farm Implements and Machinery

=> Successfully conducted front line demonstrations prototype feasibility testing and custom hiring of improved and advanced farm implements and machineries for the popularization of mechanization in the university region.

Extension Activities and Achievements

=> Organized Farm Implements Day (Two days Meet of farmers and manufacturers)
=> Organized Workshop of Quality Control in Farm Implements Production supported by Deptt of Agriculture, => Government of Maharashtra
=> Conducted HRD Training programme for KVK Staff of “ Mechanization of Small Farm”.
=> Participated in state level agricultural exhibition.
=> Publication of farm machineries information in leading news papers/magazines
=> Arranging demonstration for farmers

Infrastructure

=> Work Shop
=> Farm Implements Practical Shade
=> Tillage and traction
=> Farm Power
=> Ergonomics
=> Engineering Drawing

 

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