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When a customer purchases a TAFE tractor they become proud owners of some of the best technology in farm solutions, with a reliable and prompt after-sales service supporting them. This was displayed by the TAFE team in Madhya Pradesh with a unique and thoughtful initiative.
Farmers in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh were facing extreme weather conditions with summers getting worse every year, and could not bring their tractors for service during the day. The TAFE team identified the issue and to make their services convenient to the farmers, decided to start a ‘Night Service Camp’ between 8 PM to 1 AM. This made service accessible to the farmers and gave them the opportunity to get their tractors serviced. This was a huge relief to the farmers who were at a lose due to the weather conditions.
This innovative solution by the TAFE team in Madhya Pradesh ensured that our customers are satisfied and can continue ‘Cultivating the World‘.
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History needn’t always be known through fat books. They can be told in a much more compelling way through articles, especially if they’re written by well-known names like Ernest Hemingway, William L. Laurence, Winston Churchill etc. This book edited by Jon E. Lewis brings you some of the best written works in journalism through its 150 year history. Some of the articles might even be news to you, and some would give you a different perspective to an already known event.
The stories are enjoyable and light; it’s almost as if you’re reading short stories. They’re not your usual newspaper articles because they lend a voice and character to the story. It engages you in its story and it moves you. These articles are not just plain facts and seldom take the inverted pyramid route either. And because these are like short stories, you can pick and start with any story from the book. At the back, it does have a few suggestions like Elliot V. Bell’s account of the Wall Street Crash, William L. Laurence’s Pulitzer winning account of the Nagasaki bombing, Merriman Smith’s work on the assassination of President Kennedy. Apart from the list given at the back, don’t miss out on reading Charles Dickens’ “A Man is Guillotined in Rome” and “A Sleep to Startle Us”. And not to forget Mark Twain’s “The American Assault on the Pyramids” as well as Winston Churchill’s “Escape”. The article by Churchill is his account of escaping from the Boers. John F. Burn’s “An Afghan Village, Destroyed” is a beautiful read that lets you in on the Taliban insurrection in Afghanistan.
Although the book majorly has stories on war, it makes for a great read. It also has stories on politics, sports, disaster, civil rights, corruption and culture among others. And no doubt the book will engage you because the stories here are true masterpieces that have been beautifully crafted.
If you’re looking to pick up a book that lets you in on a bit of history and journalism together without making it boring, you should give this one a shot. And because they are a collection of articles, you can choose which ones you want to read depending on your mood and time. I would suggest starting with the ones mentioned in this review to get into the groove of reading the book.
The Fluid Power Society of India (FPSI), established in 1973 is a body that promotes fluid power knowledge and technology. TAFE participated in a recently conducted seminar by FPSI on the topic “Future Ready with IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) – applications in Fluid Power”. Part of TAFE’s R&D Hydraulics team, Mr. S. Ravikant – Principal Member, presented a paper titled “Prospects of IoT on Tractors – Farming solutions” at this seminar. He spoke about the importance of IIoT with regards to tractors and how it is revolutionizing the tractor and its capabilities.
He was accompanied by Mr. R. Elango – Senior Member and Mr. V. Vijayakumar – Member from Hydraulics Team. The seminar was well attended by engineers from component manufacturers and end users interacting with fluid power. The seminar also featured focused sessions on “Fundamentals of IIoT”, “IIoT application for Fluid Power Components” and “IIoT application by Fluid Power End Users”.
Congratulations to the Hydraulics team for its continuous efforts in learning and development in their journey of ‘Cultivating the World’.
A responsible corporate citizen, TAFE has always strived to incorporate sustainability in all its processes and preserve the environment. Guided by its Core Values, TAFE established strict policies and regulations to reduce its carbon footprint and ensure a clean and green world for the future generations, much before government regulations came about. TAFE has persistently worked towards ensuring there is limited consumption of non-renewable energy and strives to minimize its effect on the environment.
Recently, TAFE delivered 25 of its Massey Ferguson 1035 DI tractors to the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC). Indore, Madhya Pradesh has also shown remarkable transformation in its journey as an environmentally conscious city and was named the cleanest city award under the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2017. The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) played a pivotal role in keeping the city clean and TAFE is proud to be partners with them in their journey of ‘Cultivating Cleanliness’.
TAFE hopes that with these MF tractors, IMC will continue to contribute towards the Swachh Bharat movement and ‘cultivate’ a cleaner India.