"Machines and oil played a huge role in improving agricultural productivity. In 1790 around 90% of American population was engaged in farming. As of today only 2% of the population does farming. And it produces more output with less resources as 95% of American farms are mechanized."
"Indian farmers know that mechanizing the farm increases productivity. In spite of that, from 2001 to 2010, the total power usage in farms grew at a minuscule rate of 2.32%. Why is that? Farm mechanization requires a minimum operating scale. Agricultural land for 84% of our farmers are small. And the output produced from these farms will not cover the cost of big agricultural equipment. Also majority of the farmers are poor and they don’t have access to credit. Farmers needs two things to mechanize their farms at a faster rate. They are (1) small and cost effective agricultural equipment (2) access to credit. VST Tillers solves the first problem by manufacturing cost effective agricultural equipment."