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Aerial boon for farming

Interestingly, India seems to have the potential to become the global leader in manufacturing and gainfully utlising these mini aircraft

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Surinder Sud
In less than a year after the government liberalised the drone policy in August last year, the farm sector has become the biggest user of these multi-utility flying robots. These are being employed in agriculture for a variety of purposes like estimating the planted area and likely production, assessing crop damage by pests and diseases, and digitising land records, apart from their most common use for spraying pesticides and plant nutrients. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for using drones in farming, forestry, and other purposes in the rural sector have been notified by the agriculture ministry to take care of safety
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First Published: Jun 26 2022 | 11:09 PM IST

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