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Stipulations favourable for taking drones to farmers: Govt

The govton Monday acknowledged it is promoting the employ of ‘Kisan drones’ and stipulations are favourable to employ such technology to the farmers. Addressing a convention, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar acknowledged modernisation of the agricultural sector is on the agenda of the govt..

Kisan drones are being promoted for reduce overview, digitisation of land records, spraying of pesticides and nutrients for which a funds provision has also been made, he noted.

For promoting employ of Kisan drones, the govt. is providing 50 per cent or most Rs 5 lakh subsidy to SC/STs, shrimp and marginal farmers, ladies and farmers of northeastern states for shopping for drones. For various farmers, monetary support can be given as much as 40 per cent or most Rs 4 lakh, an decent assertion quoted the minister as announcing at the event.

In show to have agricultural companies through drone utility, monetary support at 40 per cent of the elemental price of drone and its attachments or Rs 4 lakh, whichever is less, is also offered for drone decide by existing and unusual Personalized Hiring Centres (CHCs) below Cooperative Society of Farmers, Farmers Producer Organisations (FPOs) and rural entrepreneurs.

The agriculture graduates setting up CHCs are eligible to receive monetary support at 50 per cent of the value of drone, as much as a most Rs 5 lakh.

As smartly as to the already identified entities for drone demonstration, varied agricultural institutions of the assert and central govt and central public sector undertakings engaged in agricultural activities have also been brought in the eligibility list for monetary support for farmers’ drone demonstration.

Union Minister of Relate for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary acknowledged this unusual technology is aimed to attain extra and extra farmers, which is ready to prick the value of manufacturing and amplify their profits.

Agriculture Secretary Manoj Ahuja acknowledged the conditions are favourable to employ drones to the farmers and the govt. is also committed in this regard.

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