Earthworms were earlier known to be a farmer’s best friend owing to the multitude of services they offer. However, with technological advancements, earthworms have been supported by tractors as they play a major and vital role in agriculture. India is observing advancement in the agricultural sector
owing to the onset of new revolutionary farming machinery such as hi-tech tractors, along with which the Government of India, through its various schemes, such as Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)
, is rendering subsidiaries for the purchase of agricultural machinery, such as tractors, wagons, and other farming machinery in the country. Therefore, India’s farmlands are witnessing impressive advancements in tractor technology along with innovations by major companies of the country.
“If I were to go back in time 100 years and ask a farmer what he’d like if he could have anything, he’d probably say he wanted a horse that was twice as strong and ate half as many oats. He would not say he wanted a tractor. The point is, technology changes things so fast that many people aren’t sure what the best solutions to their problems might be,” said Philip Quigley, the retired Executive Director of Pacific Telesis Corporation and has been on the board of directors of Wells Fargo & Company and several other Fortune 500 companies.
Helping farmers track their tractors
This is what technology can do to people and offer them the best solution that they never even dreamed of. One such innovative data-driven app that helps farmers track their tractors and control their farming activities was developed by the largest manufacturers of tractors in the country. This Next-Gen AI-driven open architecture connected solution of the largest market leaders in the Indian tractor market was designed and developed with an aim to empower farmers with data on their farming operations. And, this in turn will enable them to make more profitable decisions. Therefore, the inventors of this app say that this solution is compatible with 4G and various types of devices from smartphones to standard laptops and nothing can escape the farmer’s eye, now.
Another advanced range of tractors that offer dynamic performance, sophisticated technology, unmatched utility, and versatility, all engineered into a single powerful tractor was launched by the second largest tractor manufacturer in India in February 2021, which is also the third-largest tractor manufacturer in the world.
How the tractor sales surpassed sales of commercial vehicles
Tractor sales surpassed commercial vehicles both in terms of volume as well as value for the first time in the last fiscal year in India. Despite the pandemic, agriculture and its allied sectors grew, bolstering demand for tractors and other farm equipment. However, the pandemic and the restrictions on movements weakened and decreased the demand for not only transporting goods but also pulled down the sales of commercial vehicles.