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Punjab Tractors Ltd.

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Swaraj division is a tractor and farm equipment making company which is owned by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Formerly known as Punjab Tractors Limited, the company was taken over by Mahindra Group in 2007 and subsequently in 2009, the name was changed to Swaraj Division. Punjab Tractors was the first Indian company to indigenously manufacture agricultural tractors in India, aptly named as Swaraj - giving a new dimension to the concept of self-reliance put forth by MK Gandhi. The seeds of this organization were sown in Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur in 1960s in the form of a design project, which later took the form of an organization in Mohali (Punjab), near Chandigarh.


  • History 

  • Basic R&D and development of prototypes 

  • Milestones 

  • Take-over by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.