KAMCO to manufacture electric tractor for easing fuel cost expenses of Kerala farmers

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Kochi: At a time when fuel prices are skyrocketing, the state-run Kerala Agro Machinery Corporation Limited (KAMCO) has decided to manufacture electric tractors and other agricultural-related machines. The initiative has been projected as a move to ease the burden of farmers in the state who incur high expenses for meeting fuel demands.

Interestingly, KAMCO launched its electric grass cutter (brush cutter) last day. It costs Rs 43,00. With one and a half hours of charging it can be used for four hours. According to KAMCO if electricity expenses are calculated it will cost Rs 1 for one hour’s use, which is very nominal. Notably, it would require one litre of petrol to operate a grass cutter for one hour, if it is petrol-powered.

KAMCO has ventured into the electric segment with the help of a private company. The state-run company claims that the ease of using electric-power machines is also high.
Meanwhile, the electric tractor is slated to be launched in the market next year. The related activities are ongoing.

KAMCO has 80 dealers in and around India. The state-run company has been exporting its products to Africa, Iran, UAE and Lebanon.

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