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CropLife, SAMETI conduct training program on application of drones in agriculture

CropLife India in association with West Bengal’s state agencies conducted a two-day awareness-cum-training session on "Application of Drone Technology in Agriculture recently
CropLife, SAMETI conduct training program on application of drones in agriculture
CropLife, SAMETI conduct training program on application of drones in agriculture

Leading R&D-driven crop science association and a voice of the plant science industry in India, CropLife India in association with West Bengal’s State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) and the state’s agriculture department conducted a two-day awareness-cum-training session on “Application of Drone Technology in Agriculture recently.” The programme was conducted in Narendrapur in South 24 Parganas district.

Elaborating the programme, Hrishikesh Mudi, Special Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal said, “The arrival of Kisan Drones has made them the new best friend of Indian farmers, which will benefit from the ability to save time, money, and produce more. The Centre and the state governments are making all necessary preparations to make drone use easier by farmers.”

CropLife India unveiled its drone poster during the session for easy reference and broader distribution. “CropLife India thinks that despite all of the government’s favourable policy support, it is still necessary to foster a favourable ecosystem to assure a quicker uptake of drones in Indian agriculture. To do this, all ecosystem participants—the government, agricultural universities, research institutions, corporate houses, industry associations, drone training centres, drone manufacturers, drone service providers, farmer producer organisations (FPOs), farmers and rural entrepreneurs—must collaborate. Numerous agrochemical businesses are looking for ways to increase farmers’ adherence to their products. As a result, the need for specialised Drone-as-a-Service (DaaS) models for agricultural applications and crop protection is certain to increase dramatically in the future,” the industry association said.

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