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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Flags Kisan Drone Yatra in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged the new Kisan Drone Yatra in various parts of India. The prime minister virtually addressed the farmers in the country during the flag-out ceremony. The new drones will be used to meet farmers’ needs ranging from crop monitoring to fertilizer distribution. During the speech, PM announced that more than 100 drones are being tested. The drone yatra was flagged in Manesar. Also read – India to map 6 lakh villages, create 3D map of 100 cities, says Jitendra Singh

PM Modi said: “In India, a new ecosystem of drone market is developing. There are currently more than 100 drone start-ups in the country and soon their number will increase to thousands, creating huge job opportunities. ready to witness the emergence of new leadership in the drone sector and I assure you that the government will put in place policies to ensure that the entrepreneurs do not get bottlenecks.” Also read – PM Modi Launches Netaji’s Hologram Image: What Is It, How Will It Work?

PM Modi also tweeted his address via his official Twitter handle, saying: “Glad to see Kisan Drones in action in 100 places across the country. This is a commendable initiative from a vibrant start-up, @garuda_india.”

In response to PM’s tweet, Garuda Aerospace Pvt Ltd stated: “Our sincere thanks to Hon PM @narendramodi Ji. For a country with the largest youth population in the world, drones will not only create jobs but also be poised to disrupt various sectors such as agriculture, surveying, surveillance and Industry 4.0 degradation. @PMOIndia.”

The new campaign has been launched in states such as Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Goa. The Prime Minister said: “This occasion is the best example of how far the country can fly if the policy is made with the right spirit. Until recently, the view was that drones were meant for armed forces and fighting enemies. The Kisan Drone Suvidha however, has added a new chapter in the agricultural sector and will prove to be a milestone for drone technology.”

The new ceremony took place weeks after the government announced special provisions for the drone industry in the Union’s 2022 budget. The government is pushing for the adoption of the ‘Drone Shakti’. During the budget speech, drones were mentioned as both solutions to some pertinent problems faced by farmers and startups.

Drones are used as a fast and effective way to help farmers. The finance minister claimed the drones could be used to assess crops, spray insecticides and nutrients. FM Sitharaman said: “The use of ‘Kisan drones’ will be promoted for crop assessment, digitization of land registrations, insecticide and nutrient spraying.”

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