Due to shortage in farm workers, farmers are not in a position to undertake various field operations in time. Hence, modernization of agriculture through Agricultural Mechanization is inevitable. Availability of farm power coupled with efficient and judicious use of farm implements/ machinery enable efficient utilization of various inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, plant protection chemicals and water for irrigation besides eliminating the drudgery in various farm operations from land preparation to post harvest technology and value addition. Productivity of the farm depends considerably on the availability of farm power and its efficient use. The States which have higher farm power availability per hectare show higher productivity. The Agricultural Mechanization is the only way out to face the challenge of farm workers' shortage. The educated youth feel discouraged to work in farms due to human drudgery. Migration of farm workers from rural to urban areas for other works is a common

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Thiru. R.Murugesan, M.E (Ag),Ph.D., Chief Engineer ( Agrl.Engg), Agricultural Engineering Department, 487, Anna Salai, Nandanam, Chennai - 600 035. Phone : 044 - 24350154