Prime Minister Narendra Modi fired off 100 Kisan drones in different cities and towns across India on Friday to spray pesticides in farms around the country as part of a special initiative aimed at assisting farmers.
“This is a new chapter in the direction of modern agricultural facilities of the 21st century. I am confident that this beginning will not only prove to be a milestone in the development of the drone sector but also will also open the sky to unlimited possibilities,” Modi said at the occasion.
Specifically, Sitharaman stated that during the fiscal year 2022-23, the Centre will encourage Kisan drones, chemical-free natural farming, and public-private partnerships for the supply of digital and high-tech services to farmers across the country.
Kisan drones would be supported for crop evaluation, digitization of land data, and spraying of insecticides and nutrients, she stated, emphasising the use of technology.