Case IH, a brand of CNH Industrial and a global leader in agriculture equipment has, today, launched a new CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative “Unnat Kaushal-Sugarcane Harvester Operator Training.” The programme has been introduced in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Baramati, Maharashtra for sugarcane harvester operators from all over India. The project aims to encourage sustainable sugarcane farming by training sugarcane farmers on the optimal use of harvesting equipment to improve overall efficiency and maximise machine uptime.
The initial batch had 150 farmers from the villages of Baramati, Kolhapur, Satara and Sangli districts. The five-day training programme is set to educate 300 operators between 18 and 35 years of age with minimum education qualification. The programme is geared towards providing them with employability skills and bridging the gap for skilled workforce in the industry.
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Speaking on the initiative, Sandeep Gupta, Agriculture India Sales and Development Leader, CNH Industrial said, “At CNH Industrial, we are committed to making a positive impact in the agricultural industry. With the Unnat Kaushal programme, we aim to equip the sugarcane harvester operators with the necessary skills and knowledge. This initiative will enable the farmers to operate the equipment efficiently leading to increased productivity, minimised costs, and ultimately, a sustainable farming system. We hope to impact many more farmers in the region through this initiative.”
The sugarcane harvester operator training programme is a part of the company’s constant endeavours to educate farmers and operators, especially in the rural regions of India. Last year, as a part of its various CSR initiatives, the company trained 600 farmers in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on topics such as financial literacy, farm mechanisation, biomass management and state agricultural subsidies.
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“Case IH has been a global pioneer in mechanical sugarcane harvesting for nearly 80 years. The Austoft 4010 Maxx, available in India, is engineered for better cutting quality and improved productivity, with its lightweight and compact design providing sugarcane producers with more flexibility to harvest under various field conditions,” the company informed.