PAU SIGNS MoA FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OF ‘PAU SUPER SMS’ TECHNOLOGY
Ludhiana, August 9…
The Punjab Agricultural University has entered into agreement with three industries namely, Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, Mohali; M/s Ramgarhia Engineering Works, Patiala and M/s Mastermind Agro Industry, Barnala for commercialization of “PAU Super SMS” Technology. Dr Navtej Singh Bains, Director of Research, PAU and representatives of the three industries signed the MoA on behalf of their respective organizations in the presence of PAU Vice Chancellor, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon.
Dr Manjeet Singh, Head, Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering informed that the “PAU Super SMS” is a unique attachment for combine harvesters which cuts, chops and uniformly spreads loose straw coming out of the harvester during harvesting of paddy. The machine will facilitate the operations of other in situ straw management machinery like happy seeder, spatial no till drill mould board plough etc, which will ultimately stop the burning of paddy straw and help farmers enhance soil productivity with in situ paddy straw management.
Dr S.S.Chahal, Adjunct Professor, Technology and Marketing Cell, PAU revealed that PAU has signed 45 MoAs for commercialization of crop hybrids, technologies, products etc since 2012.