Government highlights potential of drone use in agriculture sector beyond pesticide spraying

  • Union Minister of Civil Aviation emphasizes the potential of drone use in the agriculture sector beyond pesticide spraying.
  • Drone industry in India has grown 6-8 times in the last one-and-a-half years.
  • The drone infrastructure set up in the country is “extremely robust”.
  • An Indian case study of drones in agriculture will be exhibited at the G20 Agriculture Working Group Meeting.
  • India’s aim is to become a global hub for drones by 2030, with an industry-friendly policy including the Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI).
  • The use of drones in agriculture should not be limited to pesticide spraying; it can be used for organic and natural farming as well.