Anurag Thakur inaugurates Virtual Drone E-learning platform at Agni College of Technology
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Information and Broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur on 6 December inaugurated the Virtual Drone E learning platform at Agni College of Technology at Chengalpet near Chennai.
He also flagged off the first-of-its-kind drone yatra.
Drone technology is essential for defence, agriculture, horticulture, cinema and could substitute for many areas.
At least one lakh drone pilots will be made under the make in India scheme in two years time by the Garuda Aerospace Technology in Chengalpet District.
India is making significant progress in developing cutting edge in drone technology.
Drone technology can be used to stop illegal mining and can create a massive impact on agriculture.
About Drone Yatra
Garuda Aerospace’s drone yatra, ‘Operation 777’, inaugurated for agricultural uses is set to cover 777 districts to ease agricultural work across the country.
The Drone Yatra will help farmers understand more about the technology and give them a better perspective on how to grow crops.
Drones are truly revolutionary for the agriculture ecosystem and Garuda Aerospace is continuously moving forward to help farmers with effective agriculture techniques with the help of drones.
Garuda Aerospace will be manufacturing more than 1 lakh drones in the next 2 years.
Kisan Drones currently being developed by Garuda are fitted with sensors, cameras, and sprayers that help in increasing food crop productivity, reduce crop loss, reduce farmer exposure to harmful chemicals.
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