Author: Arvind Padmanabhan
Machines to process corn
There used to be a time when people were worried about introducing agricultural equipment into farms. The fear was the automation would lead to unemployment. These days things are different. Youngsters do not find farming appealing. If possible, they prefer to migrate to towns and cities. Droughts have lead to a large number of suicides, particularly in Andhra Pradesh. Farmers in Punjab sometimes sell off their lands and become overnight millionaires. Farming itself goes neglected.
Meanwhile, farm equipment manufacturers are sensing an opportunity. Other than European and American firms, the Chinese are eyeing the Indian market salaciously. Expectation is that in a year or two lots of Chinese equipment will find their place in India’s rural farms. One such equipment could be for the processing of corn.