19 August: His Excellency, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Offtg. Director General, Department of Agriculture, Division Chiefs and officials of various departments/divisions under MoAF visited Bondey Farm today to attend field demonstration of multi-functional mini power tiller products of M/S SAS Motors Limited, Manesar, Gurgoan, Haryana, India.
His Excellency informed the gathering that MoAF is always exploring alternatives to overcome farm labour shortage in Bhutan by introducing handy and affordable farm machineries. He also added that the machines demonstrated today will be thoroughly examined by the Agriculture Machinery Centre and its technical professionals based on the appropriateness of introducing such farm machines in our soil.
The live demonstration of farm machineries include Angad Power Tiller which is found to be suitable for small and marginal farmers for agricultural and horticultural purposes and Angad Diesel Hal a total solution for mechanization of small farms which can plough, seed, de-weed, spray and irrigate with other required accessories.
The Chief Executive Officer of SAS Motors Limited Mr. Arvind Sinha said that Angad Diesel Hal includes special features such as gender friendly and highly affordable, very low operation and maintenance cost, light weight and easy to operate, can be operated on steep inclines, stable on uneven fields and suitable for different crops and farming operations. He also expressed his gratitude to MoAF and Royal Government of Bhutan for the wonderful opportunity to demonstrate his company’s products in Bhutan. SAS Motors Limited is established with the aim to produce low-cost mechanization technology. The company is engaged in manufacturing and marketing of ‘Angad Diesel Hal’. SAS Motors also provides a range of multi utility agricultural equipments and tractors.
According to Program Director, AMC, the demonstration was arranged following His Excellency’s visit to SAS Motors Limited beginning this month and it is one of the Ministry’s effort and initiative to attract and promote the farming activities by replacing the drudgery in farming community.
– Reported by Penjor with photos by Choidup
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