TMTL Engines Division Organizes Genset Training for Tower Vision

We strongly believe that our customers must be fully equipped with necessary skills and complete information required to own and operate a genset.

On those note, Manveer Singh from the TMTL Engines’ service team organized a training session for the largest infrastructure provider to the wireless telecommunications industry and one of our customers – Tower Vision, at Jalandhar, Punjab.

It was a fruitful and interactive session where first-hand maintenance tips and awareness on key operational skills for gensets were shared with the operators. 

We are sure that such comprehensive steps and initiatives will re-emphasize our hallmark of realibility. Yes, you can rely on us!


TAFE Chairman & CEO Mallika Srinivasan Conferred Padma Shri Award by the Government of India

Ms. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & CEO of TAFE Group was conferred the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contribution to Trade & Industry.

Ms. Mallika Srinivasan received the award from President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee at a glittering function held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

On receiving the award Ms. Srinivasan said, “I am deeply honored on being recognized with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the TAFE team, both past and present, for raising TAFE to its current status, transitioning from a domestic company to a conglomerate centered around human values, and acclaimed for its mass manufacturing capability.”

“I believe that Indian enterprise and engineering has evolved to attain international levels of competence, and all that remains for us is to invest in processes and relevant technology to offer products for global markets. I would also like to thank my family for their support,” she added. 

Under Mallika Srinivasan’s stewardship, TAFE emerged as one of the world’s top three tractor manufacturers (by volumes) and India’s largest exporter of tractors. A renowned name for her contribution of Indian industry and academia, she is recognized for her commitment to excellence in operations, redefining the farm machinery business and for transforming the landscape of Indian agriculture by leveraging TAFE’s competencies to deliver products of high quality and relevance with an inherent customer focus.

Ms. Srinivasan initiated steps to tap global markets to balance the swings in demand in a cyclical industry. She significantly contributed to developing new products of TAFE to meet emerging customer demands for tractors and agriculture machinery, and exponential growth of TAFE’s exports. TAFE’s products are now sold in over 75 countries spanning South Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and North America, resonating with its corporate vision of ‘cultivating the world.’

With a proven track record of propelling TAFE from an Indian tractor company to a global player on an exponential growth trajectory, Mallika Srinivasan has consistently focused on ensuring inclusive growth of TAFE’s stakeholder communities across the world.


Vote – Make a difference

Conversation between two friends.

X: It’s my day off from work today.

Y: Same here. My company doesn’t work on election day.

X: Lunch at my place?

Y: Shall we just meet up in the evening? I’m planning to cast my vote in the noon, so I won’t be free till the evening.

X: Big deal! As if your one vote is going to make a difference.

Does this conversation sound familiar to you? Have you ever thought that, it isn’t a big deal if just one person doesn’t vote? But, what if thousands of other people thought the same way? Wouldn’t it make a difference then?

Apart from the people who think of this day as just another public holiday to rest at home or meet up with friends, what might be the other reasons for people to restrain from voting by will?

In a recent focus group study we asked people to state the challenges that they face while voting, and why they restrain from voting at times. Here’s what they said,

Christina Simon a dentist by profession stated “I don’t like that black ink on my hand, UNAESTHETIC”.

“No proper toilet facilities” mentioned by a college student.

Tina Sunny a student, said “The pain of having to wait in a Long queue”.

In situations such as these, where trivial issues cause people to restrain from voting, one needs to understand how important a duty it is for every citizen to vote. Understanding the seriousness of the issue will enable people to overcome and look past these insignificant issues and understand the role they play in choosing the leaders who lead their nation.

Let’s look at some other challenges that were faced,

A 21 year old student “most important problem while voting, you don’t know whom to vote for, because you don’t know any of them”

“You should have clear information about the party’s work in the past and what they claim to improve or change in their manifesto for the future” – Abhijit, 24 years.

Knowledge can be gained through various sources such as the internet, from news channels on television and newspapers .Informed decision making can take place. In the above views shared by people, one of the issues highlighted was that, the public did not possess knowledge about the parties or candidates and therefore restrained from voting. One must again understand that these challenges can be easily overcome. All one needs to do is spend some time and gain knowledge about the candidates or parties standing for the election through various sources.

“Main problem is there is no one worthy enough to be voted for”-27 year old professor.

After being aware of all the candidates, and yet if people are dissatisfied they have the option of voting for NOTA, i.e. None of the Above(section 49O), an option that allows the public to not support any of the parties or candidates.

There are some more challenges that emerged out of this study, which made voting complicated for certain people. They were:

“My hometown is conoor, I’m staying in Chennai and I can’t vote in Chennai”-25 year old charted accountant.

“Personally I don’t believe in voting because they promise things just for the vote and post elections, they show their back and walk off. It’s a total waste and at the end of the day we don’t get anything in return for what we are doing,” stated a 21 year old accountant.

For issues such as these, people can seek help from appropriate government authorities and forums for such issues and try to get relevant solutions and answers, towards fulfilling their duty as a responsible citizen. Here’s some info about one such helpline that could be of help in voting related woes.


Therefore, when there is a will, there is always a way to overcome challenges. We are a part of the largest democracy in the world, where the government is of, for and by the people. It is a two way process, and will work only if there is effective participation and fulfilment of duties from both ends, and when, both the people and the government play a responsible and more inclusive role in sustaining and nurturing the democracy.

So let us fulfil our duty and make use of this privilege. Try not to be that one person who thinks that their vote will not make a difference. Be the inspiration, for bringing a sense of belonging and responsibility towards the country. Change and also bring about a change in others by setting an example and casting your vote.

Voting is your right, vote for the right!


Elections 2014 – The time to act

An election in a democracy is an act of choosing someone for a public office by voting. According to the election commission, the 16th Lok Sabha election is expected to host 780 million registered voters which is higher as compared to the 15th Lok Sabha elections and voting will take place in 543 constituencies in India. With an added 100 million newly eligible voters, this will be the longest and the most expensive general election in the history of the country. (

When elections arrive, the first thing that comes to mind is to whom we shall cast our vote for. Don’t worry this article is not about supporting anybody, but a reminder about the right to vote.

Why is it important to vote? Does voting make any difference? Yes, voting does make a difference. Voting is the best way to get one’s opinion heard. Your vote is your voice. Voting gives us power to bring a change. If we care to vote, our voices will be heard loud and clear. Thereby politicians will be aware of the opinions and preferences of the public. The elected representatives are guided by what we say, particularly when we vote. If we don’t vote it gives an impression that we don’t fulfill the basic duty.

Voting is our right and our duty. Four points to clear your mind before heading out to the voting booth.

  • 1.     Have a clear understanding of the parties and candidates contesting in the national elections.
  • 2.     Think through before picking the right party/candidate, about whether the ideology and polities are in line with your expectations.
  • 3.     Know your local candidate in your constituency and where are they contesting from, etc.
  • 4.     The 49(O) option, we as citizens have the option of choosing NOTA-vote for NONE OF THE ABOVE.

Needless to say that voting does influence the future generation. By voting we can set an example for others as well as for our future citizens. Voting is the basic right and the informed decision of every citizen. It is the chance to make your voice heard. So make it count and make a difference.


180 miles cycle ride organised by MS Society USA

Vikram, son of VS Parthasarathy from the TAFE Business Excellence team, participated in the US BP MS 180 miles Cycle Rally, aimed towards a social cause.


The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising cycling ride organized by the National MS Society of the United States of America. The largest event of its kind in North America, about 14000 riders participated in the event this year, raising more than US $18 million for MS (Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease that affects the central nervous system).

The ride is a 180-mile journey from Houston to Austin. Breakpoints are positioned every 8-15 miles. The ride began on Saturday (19th April) morning, taking riders through scenic roads and a stop at noon for lunch. After riding 100 miles on day one, riders camp overnight at tent grounds.


On Sunday morning, riders follow a hilly route and enjoy the sprawling terrain of Bastrop and Buescher State Parks or bypass the parks via the Pfizer Lunch Express Route. The final leg of day two takes riders into Austin for exciting Finish Line festivities.


Touching Hearts in Africa

Pictures speak a million words. This heartwarming shot shared by our distributor in West Africa made our day! 
“Tomorrow i’ll be a farmer, and i will cultivate the world with TAFE”. This is what the little boy in the picture had to say. 
More than anything, it is such moments that really make you realize what joy this journey of Cultivating the World brings us!