Government subsidies and the powerful role of drones in agriculture

profile picture BookMyCrop Jul 18, 2022

Imagine your field inspection going smoothly. Imagine maintaining a careful check on your vastly expanded territory while seated at a position. That seems intriguing! Right? The recent explosion of technology has proven to be a boon for humanity by making daily tasks easier.

A person's life has been made easier by technological advancements like the internet, smartphones, electricity, drones, robots, computers, etc. It is advised to take into account contemporary agricultural apps that can make your farming more intelligent for advanced technical use. Continued: The development of the drone is a benefit related to comfort.

A drone is an aerial vehicle that doesn't need a human operator to fly and instead drives itself through the air using its rotating blades. Many businesses, including the government, the military, agriculture, filmmaking, etc., employ this technology. The fact that drones make the job simpler and faster is one of the factors contributing to the variety of its uses.

Precision agriculture, a management technique that comprises analysis, monitoring, and implementation of resources like water and fertilizer in an acceptable amount with minimal input waste, includes the concept of drones. The work is more efficient and effective when done at the proper time and in the right manner, which gradually increases time and money savings.

The following benefits of drones will aid farmers in understanding them:

Crop Observation
As the name implies, farmers must routinely inspect a field for signs of weed growth, insect infestation, or dangerous circumstances like water logging following heavy rain. Farmers must visit the depths of the fields to maintain the security of the land, but deploying drones can allow them to scan the surface remotely.

Fertilizer  application
Every farmer wants to boost output and give the plants all the nutrients they need. Farmers also have to labor hard to apply fertilizer, although this may be done skillfully with drones. The task can be greatly improved by drones without wasting fertilizer.

Seed Sowing
The drones also assist in spreading modified seed sowing techniques. Drones now spread the seed throughout the field in the same way that farmers once did.

To strategically cultivate the entire agricultural land, mapping is done. Through aerial photography of the land, this practice which is used in multiple cropping would become simple as opposed to the taxing process for the farmer.

A farmer needs a day to cultivate 0.65 acres. It might just take two minutes if a sprinkler drone were used. Drone use in agriculture shortens labor times and conserves water.

Plant Protection
Insect, disease, and animal attacks cause a sizably large amount of yield loss. In order to do that, farmers must constantly be vigilant and physically present in the field to keep an eye on it. However, with drones, even this would be made simpler and the loss might be decreased.

Increased Output
The process moves more quickly when additional farming techniques, like planting, irrigation, and fertilizer, are available. More output is produced in less time, too.

Food Safety
Crop production and population growth are inversely related. Farmers must raise yield in a shorter amount of time to fulfil demand, and technology will be their only option. Drones offer the following benefits, making them a useful tool for increasing output.

Government programme to support farmers

By providing subsidies for agricultural drones up to 100% for specific groups, the Indian government has successfully pushed farmers to use them in their farming operations.

  • For demonstrating how drones function to farmers, other organizations like the Farmer Producer Organization may be eligible for a grant of up to 75%.
  • Additionally, Customer Hiring Centers that assist farmers in leasing the equipment will be given a 50% subsidy, covering the cost of the attachment and drone.

Currently, we think that this agricultural industry revolution will progressively increase farmers production by assisting them in improving their crop life cycle and harvesting process. Drone use in the industry will make work easier, be more affordable, and pave the way for a paradigm leap into the world of smart farming.

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