Indigenously developed by Garuda Aerospace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged 100 Kisan drones yesterday. In a virtual interaction, PM Modi announced that Aerospace will make 1 lakh more drones to facilitate and help the farmers with digital technology.
These drones were launched in different cities and towns of India to spray pesticides in farms across the country. During his speech, he said, “This is a new chapter in the direction of modern agricultural facilities of the 21st century. I am confident that this beginning will not only prove to be a milestone in the development of the drone sector but also will also open the sky to unlimited possibilities”
This initiative is a part of Made in India project. The PM indicated that this will not only help lakhs of farmers in maintaining their crops digitally but will also help in generating new jobs and opportunities for young people. This will give a boost to AI technology and drone making industry.
“I have been told that Garuda Aerospace has set a target of manufacturing 1 lakh Made in India drones in the next 2 years. This will generate fresh employment and new opportunities for the youth,” said PM in his speech.
In this year’s budget Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that government would promote the usage of “Kisan drones” to assess crops, digitise land records and spray insecticides and nutrients.