Drone use in Agriculture for precision farming in the country

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has issued guidelines to make drone technology affordable to the stakeholders of farming sector, in a major boost to promote precision farming in India.

The guidelines of “Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization” have been amended which envisages granting upto 100 percent of the cost of agriculture drones or 10 lakh rupees whichever is less to the agricultural institutes.

The grant will be provided for the purchase of drones by the Farm Machinery Training and, Testing Institutes, ICAR institutes, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and State Agriculture Universities for taking up large-scale demonstrations of this technology on the farmers’ fields.