Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (AMMA-India)
National Meet of Tractor and Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers was organized at the behest of Secretary, Agriculture and Cooperation, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (Mechanization and Technology Division), Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. Of India on January 16-17, 2010 at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (India). An Open House Session of All India Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers was conducted under the Chairmanship of Prof. Gajendra Singh, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Doon University, Dehradoon along with Prof. V M Mayande, Vice Chancellor, Dr. PDKV Akola and Prof. N C Patel, Vice Chancellor, JAU Junagadh. Prof. Gajendra Singh took the views of audience and the house unanimously decided to have All India Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (AMMA-India). A committee was constituted with Prof. Gajendra Singh as Convener and Prof. V M Mayande, Prof. N C Patel, as Members and Prof. Surendra Singh, Project Coordinator of All India Coordinated Research Project on Farm Implements and Machinery (ICAR) as Secretary. The committee prepared the By-laws and Regulations for the association. Accordingly, The All-India Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (AMMA-India) was established in the year 2010 on January 17 representing the machinery manufacturers of agriculture and allied sectors. It has Advisory Council and Executive Council. The main objectives of association are: i) Augmenting and intensifying agricultural mechanization related activities in different agro-climatic zones; ii) Promoting scientific development and technological up-gradation of need based agricultural machines and power sources; iii) Providing technological coordination, management and advisory back-up to the members of AMMA-India; and iv) Providing effective liaison with Government organizations, NGOs and agencies sponsoring national and international fairs/meets and to establish institutional relations for implementation of appropriate policies and initiatives to promote growth of agricultural mechanization.