Wednesday, August 4, 2021

International Crops Research Institute permitted to use drones

Civil Aviation Ministry and Directorate General of Civil Aviation have granted conditional permission to the International Crops Research Institute for the deployment of drones for agricultural research activities.

Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Amber Dubey said, drones are poised to play a big role in the agriculture sector in India especially in areas like precision agriculture, locust control and improvement in crop yield. He said, the government is encouraging young entrepreneurs and researchers to look at low-cost drone solutions for more than 6.6 lakh villages in the country.

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