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Canacona farmers can avail excavator services: ZAO

The Goan Network | FEBRUARY 04, 2023, 12:43 AM IST


Extending services of yet another equipment to make farming an assessable occupation, the agriculture department has introduced an innovative and affordable Kubota, a mini-excavator for all types of agricultural activities.

“The Canacona Zonal Agriculture Office (ZAO) is constantly looking forward and exploring new ways to improve and introduce new farming equipment to assist and to the satisfaction of Canacona farmers,” said Canacona ZAO Kirtiraj Naikgaunkar.

‘Kubota’, a new mini type of excavator, has been introduced by Atmanirbhar Shetkari Society, Canacona with the assistance of Canacona ZAO for the use of all types of Agriculture activities.

According to Naikgaunkar, the Kubota (mini) excavator is highly efficient for various intercultural operations in various conditions such as digging trenches in cashew plantations/gardens, land levelling, bench terracing, digging pits, creation of irrigation ponds, cleaning shrubs and bushes and more of agriculture and farming activities.

According to the agriculture department, this machine (Kubota) will be a boon to local as well as traditional farmers as it is very compatible in narrow roads and margins, while it is highly capable of executing works in a convenient labour-less manner.

“Besides, it works at great efficiency and can help to save a lot of money required for the labourers,” said the agriculture department source.

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