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TAFE bags ‘Special Award for TPM achievement’ – 2019

TAFE’s Engineering Plastics Division at Maraimalai NagarChennai, won the Special Award for TPM Achievement’ for the year 2019, by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM), on January 28, 2020.
 
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) was developed by Seiichi Nakajima in Japan between 1950 and 1970. It was an experience that helped recognize that a leadership mindset – one that engages the frontline teams in small group improvement activities – is an essential element of effective operation. The outcome was the application of the TPM process in 1971. One of the first companies to gain from this system was Nippondenso, a company that created parts for Toyota. They became the first winner of the PM prize. Thus, came into existence the internationally accepted TPM benchmark developed by JIPM, and consequently, Seiichi Nakajima came to be known as the father of TPM.
 
The PM award system was launched by JIPM in 1964, to “strengthen the improvement of enterprise constitutions and contribute to the development of industry, by promoting the modernization of plant maintenance and the development of plant maintenance technologies. The TPM Excellence Awards, in which the results of plants’ TPM activities are judged and honored, have been awarded to some 2,000 plants since the award’s inception. These awards play a valuable role in JIPM’s assessment operations for the development in manufacturing industries. We at TAFE, are proud of our Engineering Plastics Division – Maraimalai Nagar Plant Team, for achieving this coveted accolade!
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TAFE cultivates a million smiles amidst COVID-19 pandemic

 

“Knowing there’s one thing I still haven’t told you: I now believe, by the way, that miracles can happen.”
― Nicholas Sparks

Amidst the lockdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the murmurs of sadness and hopelessness were echoing out of the most affected community in India, the farmers. Constituting more than half of the country’s population as a workforce, the farmers had to restrict themselves from going about with their agriculture operations due to the widespread impact of this deadly virus. The transportation system came to a grinding halt. With no way to harvest or sell their products, it was indeed a rude shock for the farmers who were preparing for a bounteous harvest after a long period of time.

Meanwhile, TAFE (Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited) came up with a scheme called “Free Tractor Rental Services” through their JFarm Services platform in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu. It aimed to rescue the farming community from the economic implications of COVID-19, and mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus threat on farming operations of small and marginal farmers during the critical Rabi harvest and Kharif preparation season. Relieved farmers started praising the move all around these states, practically boasting their successful cultivation. Within 75 days, 1,60,000 acres of land had been cultivated!

Families were saved, lost smiles were found, self-doubt was smudged and a new and confident community of farmers came out and accepted the long-lost quote by Nicholas sparks. They might have not read it, but they believed for sure, that with companies like TAFE around, miracles can happen, and will keep happening!

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TAFE Cultivates 100,000 Acres Free for Small Farmers of Tamil Nadu During COVID-19

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  • Free Tractor Rental Scheme completes 60 days, provides substantial income to farmers
  • Thousands of small farmers get free tractor service during critical farming season
  • Massey Ferguson and Eicher Tractor owners earn extra income through rental
  • Service in huge demand across Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh
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June 04, 2020 | Chennai: TAFE – Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, India’s second and world’s third largest tractor manufacturer by volumes, had launched a Free Tractor Rental Servicefor farmers in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh from April 1, 2020, for a period of 90 days spanning till June 30, 2020, through its JFarm Services platform. The scheme received an overwhelming response from the farming community and within 60 days of its implementation, over 100,000 acres have been cultivated and rental service has been provided benefitting thousands of farmers in this crucial cropping season.
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This CSR initiative by TAFE aimed to rescue the farming community from the economic implications of COVID-19, and mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus threat on farming operations of small and marginal farmers during the critical Rabiharvest and Kharif preparation season.
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TAFE launched the JFarm Services free tractor rental scheme with 18,000 Massey Ferguson and Eicher Tractor customers, and about 75,000 farm implement owners, to offer implements like the cultivator, rotary tiller, duck-foot cultivator, disc plough, disc harrow, mould board plough, thresher and several others. Owing to popular demand, the JFarm services platform saw an increase in the registrations to 38,900 Massey Ferguson and Eicher Tractors and 1,06,500 implements available on rent.
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TAFE successfully implemented this free tractor rental scheme for the small and marginal farmers with the administrative support of the respective state governments from the Agriculture Departments of Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The benefit received by JFarm Services through tractor rental has been directly given to the farmers by TAFE. This has considerably helped in enhancing the revenue of tractor owners and has been welcomed by both, the owners and the small farmers.
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Thiru. Gagandeep Singh Bedi (IAS), Agriculture Production Commissioner & Principal Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Government of Tamil Nadu, said “State Government sincerely appreciates the free rental scheme by TAFE’s JFarm Services platform which is integrated to the Uzhavan App. At a point in time wherein farmers are severely affected due to the COVID-19 crisis, the scheme is of great support, especially for the small and marginal farmers, by reducing their financial distress during this cropping season. During my recent interaction with the farmers of the delta region, I was pleased to hear a very happy feedback from the farmers about the timely CSR efforts of TAFE in partnership with the Government.”
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Kumarasami, a farmer from Virudhunagar district in Tamil Nadu says, “Because of Corona lockdown, farmers were not able to venture out, looking for tractors on rent. During this time, TAFE and the Tamil Nadu government came to our rescue by providing tractors to carry out our farm operations for free, which otherwise would have costed us Rs. 4000 – 5000. This free rental scheme by TAFE is a blessing for small farmers like me, and we are happy and look forward to the new season.” Another farmer, Vijai Kumar from Kamalapuram, Salem, says, “Due to Corona, the economic well-being of farmers was deeply affected. During such time, TAFE’s JFarm Services and TN Govt’s Uzhavanaided us through the free tractor rental scheme. It supported me immensely in getting my farm ready for sowing and helped me and several other farmers save money.”
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Govindasamy, a farmer and owner of two Massey Ferguson tractors, who hails from Mallur in Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu and rented out his tractors under the free rental scheme says, “This is the first time any company has launched a unique scheme like this for the farmers. I would like to thank Mallika Srinivasan (Chairman & Managing Director – TAFE) on behalf of all the farmers from my area. As a TAFE customer for more than 30 years, me and family are thankful to TAFE for this kind gesture.”Annadurai, another farmer and an Eicher Tractor owner from Tiruvannamalai, says, “I registered on the JFarm Services App through my dealer and was immediately connected to over 150 farmers, which enabled me to provide 300 hours of tractor service. The farmers were very thankful to us and I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate TAFE for the wonderful service to the farmers of Tamil Nadu.”
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TAFE Cultivates 100,000 Acres Free for Small Farmers of Rajasthan During COVID-19

 

  • Free Tractor Rental Scheme completes 60 days, provides substantial income to farmers
  • Thousands of small farmers get free tractor service during critical farming season
  • Massey Ferguson and Eicher Tractor owners earn extra income through rental
  • Service in huge demand across Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh & Tamil Nadu
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June 04, 2020 | Rajasthan: TAFE – Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, India’s second and world’s third largest tractor manufacturer by volumes, had launched a Free Tractor Rental Service for farmers in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, from April 1, 2020, for a period of 90 days spanning till June 30, 2020, through its JFarm Services platform. The scheme received an overwhelming response from the farming community and within 60 days of its implementation, over 100,000 acres have been cultivated and rental service has been provided benefitting thousands of farmers in this crucial cropping season.
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This CSR initiative by TAFE aimed to rescue the farming community from the economic implications of COVID-19, and mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus threat on farming operations of small and marginal farmers during the critical Rabiharvest and Kharif preparation season.
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TAFE launched the JFarm Services free tractor rental scheme with 18,000 Massey Ferguson and Eicher Tractor customers, and about 75,000 farm implement owners, to offer implements like the cultivator, rotary tiller, duck-foot cultivator, disc plough, disc harrow, mould board plough, thresher and several others. Owing to popular demand, the JFarm services platform saw an increase in the registrations to 38,900 Massey Ferguson and Eicher Tractors and 1,06,500 implements available on rent.
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TAFE successfully implemented this free tractor rental scheme for the small and marginal farmers with the administrative support of the respective state governments from the Agriculture Departments of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The benefit received by JFarm Services through tractor rental has been directly given to the farmers by TAFE. This has considerably helped in enhancing the revenue of tractor owners and has been welcomed by both the owners and the small farmers.
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Shri. Om Prakash (IAS) – Agriculture Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Government of Rajasthan said, “This unique initiative by TAFE of providing Massey Ferguson and Eicher Tractors on free rental basis to the farmers of Rajasthan was deeply appreciated by the farming community. Small farmers looking at harvesting their crops and planting for the new season were in a state of distress due to the Corona lockdown, and this scheme came to their rescue at the most opportune moment, helping them with their farm operations and generating income through tractor rental.”
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Jetharam, a small farmer from Nagaur, Rajasthan said, “I had 2.5 acres of my wheat field ready to be harvested when the lockdown was implemented, and I lost all hopes of getting my crops this season. One of the farmers in my village who owns a Massey Ferguson tractor helped me register on TAFE’s JFarm Services App for free tractor rental to harvest and thresh the crops on time. My sincere gratitude to TAFE for helping me and several other farmers in these difficult times.” Nandlal Kumawat, another farmer from Ajmer, Rajasthan, said, “We received enormous help from TAFE during the Coronavirus pandemic. Under TAFE’s free tractor rental scheme, my field was ploughed for free. This scheme has also helped in ploughing and harvesting of farms of many small farmers from my village Pisangan, ensuring that our crops were harvested at the right time and the field was ready for the next cropping season. This thoughtful initiative by TAFE has been of great support to a lot of farmers.”
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Vijendar Singh, a farmer from Bharatpur, Rajasthan, who owns a Massey Ferguson tractor said, “TAFE’s free tractor rental scheme is very innovative. Under this scheme, I rented my Massey tractor through the JFarm Services App and ploughed 15-20 farms from my village. All the farmers are very happy and appreciated the scheme. I would like to thank TAFE on behalf of all the farmers of Rajasthan, who have been greatly benefited by this free tractor rental service by TAFE”. Kailash Chand, another farmer and an Eicher Tractor owner from Jhalawar, Rajasthan said, “Under the free tractor rental scheme by JFarm Services, I have been able to provide service to more than 50 farmers with my Eicher tractor and thresher, cultivator, mouldboard plough and other implements. I have received my rental amount directly to my account from TAFE. Because of this scheme, my rental earning has increased considerably, even in this adverse situation of COVID-19. I would like to thank TAFE and JFarm Services for this great initiative.”
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Mr. S. Anantharamakrishnan – Founder, Amalgamations Group | 56th Anniversary

 

High were your standards
Deep were your values
Noble were your deeds
Work was your worship

You were committed to education Concerned about healthcare
Believed in people
Lit up the spirit of enterprise
Laid foundation for automobile industry
Enabled agricultural modernization
While helping our Nation take giant strides

On this 56th Anniversary,
following your footsteps
is the only way to show
our gratitude!

The man who got India on the move and the doyen of Indian farm mechanization – Mr. S. Anantharamakrishnan, the founder of The Amalgamations Group, based at Chennai, India. TAFE is the flagship company of The Amalgamations Group, one of India’s largest light engineering conglomerates today, and a pioneer of the Indian automobile industry.

Join us as we observe the 56th anniversary of his passing, a day on which, all of us at TAFE and The Amalgamations Group rededicate ourselves to his Vision of nation building by ensuring agriculture productivity, farmer prosperity and manufacturing excellence.

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TAFE Group contributes ₹ 2 Crores to MP CM Relief Fund to fight COVID-19

 

The TAFE Group – manufacturer of Eicher and Massey Ferguson tractors, donates ₹ 2 Crores to the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to support the MP Government’s fight against COVID-19.

Since the lockdown, various manufacturing facilities of the TAFE Group have been involved in distribution of food, medical supplies and personal protection equipment to law enforcement officers, sanitation workers, local poor and migrant workers around its area of operations. The effect of the Coronavirus outbreak during the Rabi season is likely to have an adverse impact on the livelihood of small and marginal farmers, and it is with a view to assist them in overcoming this distress that TAFE has also initiated a unique free tractor rental scheme in select states.

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COVID-19 Relief Measures | TMTL Team at Bhopal Distributes 500 Food Parcels Daily

The TAFE Motors and Tractors Limited (TMTL) Team at Bhopal has been supporting the local police and administration by providing hygienically packaged cooked meals everyday, to help them battle the COVID-19 situation. Realising the criticality of the situation, the team started this initiative right on the second day of the lockdown and has been churning out food parcels two times a day since then, which are prepared at the Eicher Tractors plant in Mandideep. Daily, about 500 food packets are delivered in foils and other non-plastic material, grouped together in closed carton boxes. Extreme care is taken while preparing the food and while delivery. Hygiene and safety is given the first priority and proper Social Distancing is practiced at each stage along with the use of appropriate personal protective equipment.

This initiative has been widely appreciated by the local authorities and has also inspired six other companies to adopt the same. A big shout-out to the TMTL – Eicher Tractors Team for their commendable gesture and for proving that we can truly stay together, even while staying apart!

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TAFE offers Free Tractor Rental for Small Farmers of UP during COVID-19

 

April 09, 2020 | Uttar Pradesh: In an attempt to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus threat on small and marginal farmers of Uttar Pradesh and to support the farming community during a crucial cropping season, TAFE, under its CSR initiative, announced a free tractor rental scheme through its JFarm Services platform, for a duration of 90 days starting April 1, 2020. This scheme will be available across 16 districts of Uttar Pradesh with immediate effect and will be ramped up in other districts as well.

TAFE – Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, towards this initiative has brought together a large group of its Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors and will offer 3,000 tractors and implements on a free rental basis and the renters hiring out Massey Ferguson, Eicher Tractors and implements will be paid directly by the company.

Farmers can book their orders on JFarm Services mobile app or toll-free helpline 1800-208-4242, as well as various on-ground touchpoints like its field officers, dealer network etc. across the state, who are already working closely with the farming community of Uttar Pradesh. The farmers can also get updates on the scheme from the call center.

TAFE’s Chairman and Managing Director – Mallika Srinivasan said, “Uttar Pradesh is one of the largest states that contributes to the agriculture GDP of India and plays a very significant role in the agriculture development of the country. The impact of COVID-19 during the Rabi season is likely to have an adverse impact on the livelihood of small and marginal farmers, and it is with a view to assist them in overcoming this distress that TAFE has initiated the free tractor rental scheme. We are very thankful that under the dynamic leadership of the Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri. Yogi Adityanath, the UP Government has come forward to support the successful implementation of TAFE’s CSR initiative of free tractor rental to small and marginal farmers of the state.”

Links:
Site – JFarmServices.in | Android App – JFarm Services | Facebook – JFarm Services

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TAFE Corporate Communications Team wins Two Awards | ET-Brand Equity Kaleido Awards 2020

 

TAFE Corporate Communications Team wins Two Awards in the second edition of the ET-Brand Equity Kaleido Awards 2020. The Awards aim to recognize and reward work that not only stood out, but was also purposeful. As a testament to TAFE’s meaningful brand building efforts, communications and community outreach initiatives, the TAFE Corporate Communications Team won the #Gold Award under the category ‘Best Campaign in Agriculture & Agri-Tech’ for JFarm Services and a SilverAward under the category ‘Best Campaign in CSR’ for the TAFE – Be a FarmDost initiative.

The Kaleido Awards, which recognize India’s ace communicators, reward the work done by Public Relations and Corporate Communication professionals, and organisations in the past year (2019-20). The entries submitted were judged by a distinguished jury of senior professionals from the MediaPR & Corporate Communications industry, considering the objective, innovationcreativity, research, planning and results delivered by a campaign.

Join us as we celebrate yet another milestone in our journey of #CultivatingTheWorld.

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TAFE offers Free Tractor Rental for Small Farmers of Tamil Nadu during COVID-19

 

In an attempt to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus threat on small and marginal farmers of Tamil Nadu and to support the farming community during a crucial cropping season, TAFE, under its CSR initiative, announced a free tractor rental scheme through its JFarm Services platform on the Uzhavan App, for a duration of 90 days starting April 1, 2020. This scheme will be available across 30 districts of Tamil Nadu.

TAFE, towards this initiative has brought together a large group of its Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors and will offer over 4,400 tractors and 10,500 implements on a free of cost rental basis. The renters hiring out Massey Ferguson, Eicher Tractors and implements will be paid directly by the company.

TAFE is well equipped to handle all the operational aspects of implementing the scheme across the State using its existing JFarm Services digital platform on the Uzhavan app, toll-free helpline 1800-4200-100, as well as various on-ground touchpoints like its field officers, dealer network etc. across the state, who are already working closely with the farming community of Tamil Nadu.

TAFE’s Chairman and Managing Director – Mallika Srinivasan said, “The rabi season is crucial to sustain the livelihoods of the farmers of Tamil Nadu. At this crucial juncture, TAFE seeks to do its best to support the small and marginal farmers of the state to tide over the crisis caused by COVID-19 by offering free rental services of Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors. We commend the Tamil Nadu Government and its administration for their extraordinary efforts in ensuring the effective deployment of all health and administrative initiatives to support all sections of society”.

Speaking in this connection, Thiru. Gagandeep Singh Bedi (IAS), Agriculture Production Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Government of Tamil Nadu, said, “My compliments to Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) for coming out with the free of cost tractor rental offer to support the small and marginal farmers of Tamil Nadu during this cropping season, especially at this time of distress due to COVID-19. The Government of Tamil Nadu welcomes this timely initiative and is happy to partner with TAFE as this will be of immense help to several needy farmers in the State”.

TAFE has requested the advisory and administrative support of the Department of Agriculture, Government of Tamil Nadu, and the district level officials to ensure small and marginal farmers are able to avail the offer in a timely manner.

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Site – JFarmServices.in | Android App – JFarm Services | Facebook – JFarm Services