About the Testing Centre
Farm Machinery Testing centre (FMTC), New Delhi was established in 14thSeptember, 2010 at the Division Agricultural Engineering, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi and is approved for Testing and certifying Agricultural Machineries and Equipment by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), Farm Machinery Testing centre (FMTC), New Delhi (MA&FW). The responsibility for testing centre is vested with the Head of Division of Agricultural Engineering, IARI, New Delhi. He is assisted by the Scientists, Technical and other Staff responsible for testing. The Testing centreuses the IARI farm and Farmer fields for testing of equipments. A Library with a large collection of technical and other reference books, periodicals and magazines on mechanised farming, general agriculture and related subjects is provided for the use of staff.
OBJECTIVES OF TESTING
The rapid demand on farm equipment has promoted many manufacturers to take up production of farm machinery. With heavy investment on farm machinery, it is necessary to have some means of assessing the performance of machines being brought out by the various manufacturers before being used by the farmers.
The major objectives are:
1. To test Agricultural Machinery manufactured within the country or imported (as per list given in Annexure I) with a view to assess their functional suitability and performance reliability so that it will help farmers and other prospective users in determining the comparative performance of machines available in market, provide materials to engineers and extension workers for guiding users in proper selection of equipment, form the basis for standard specification to be used by the manufacturers and distributors and help financial institutions in recommending financial assistance both to the manufacturers as well as farmers.
2. To assist Bureau of Indian Standards in formulation of standards for testing of agricultural machines covered under the scope of Certification Marks Scheme
This Farm Machinery Testing centre (FMTC), New Delhiis at campus of Pusa Institute inside the Division Agricultural Engineering, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi and 28.631329 North and longitude of 77.151972 East at an altitude of 219 m from Sea level. Farm Machinery Testing centre (FMTC), New Delhi is located near to the Inderpuri gate of Pusa Institute, New Delhi-12.