Agriculture Machinery Training Section
The Agriculture Machinery Centre is responsible for the promotion of farm mechanization in the country or in other words promotion of labor saving technology. With the mandate to promote labor saving technology, Agriculture Machinery Training Centre under AMC was established in the year 1986, under then the Department of Agriculture and major external assistance was received from the Government of Japan, primarily as General and KR-II Grants. It was envisaged that AMC would be responsible for the whole operation, maintenance and co-operation of the Farm Mechanization Program and to achieve the activities, such training are provided to enhance the operation and maintenance skill of the machines owners as well as the other stake holder. Thousands of additional jobs need to be created every year in rural area. Rural people migrate to urban areas for employment and better amenities as such opportunities are not adequately available in rural areas. To enhance for further sustainability the training is provided in group to the machines owners, such as AMC technicians, extension officers, private service providers, Key farmer, in-country manufacturer, CNR students and rural agriculture mechanic. The training is aimed at providing enhancing the capacity of the end users for further sustainability.
Training Centre Setup:
AMTC will function as departmental organization. AMTC management will be guided by the management of AMC, under the department of agriculture. The head of the AMTC will be responsible to the Programme Director of agriculture machinery center, AMC.