NEW DELHI: As he launched 100 ‘kisan drones’ in various regions of the country for spraying pesticides and other farm products, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed optimism that India’s developing competence in the drone sector will provide the world new leadership.
On Friday, PM Modi introduced the drones, which authorities described as a “very new and exciting project” for farmers.
Modi stated that India is preparing for a new culture of drone start-ups. Their numbers will soon reach thousands, up from over 200 presently, resulting in a tremendous increase in job prospects.
He stated that his government will ensure that there are no impediments to the sector’s development and that various reforms and policy measures have already been implemented to support its growth.
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This is an example of how high the country can fly if regulations are in place, Modi added, noting that drones were formerly connected with the defence sector.
This is a new chapter in delivering contemporary farming facilities in the twenty-first century, and it will not only be a watershed moment in the development of the drone sector, but it will also offer up unlimited possibilities, he said.
The prime minister stated that his government did not waste time worrying about opening up the drone business, but instead trusted India’s young potential and proceeded with a new approach. He stated that his administration prioritised technology and innovation in the Budget and policy actions.
Noting that drones have a wide range of applications, Modi stated that they have been employed in the ‘Swamitva Yojana,’ which aims to create a record of land ownership in villages as well as convey medicines and vaccines.
He claims that ‘kisan drones’ are the start of a new revolution. Farmers will be able to deploy high-capacity drones in the future to carry their produce such as fruits, vegetables, and flowers to markets in record time, increasing their income.