India Agriculture Drone Yatra, Garuda Aerospace

drone yatra, Garuda Aerospace, agriculture dronesA “yatra” is a procession, or a pilgrimage.  In an effort to educate farmers across the country about precision agriculture and the value of drones, stakeholders in India have collaborated on a “drone yatra” – a roadshow to demonstrate the newest technology.

Garuda Aerospace and Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Goa Collaborate on Conducting Drone Yatra

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

India’s leading drone manufacturer Garuda Aerospace is promoting sustainable agriculture practices in India with its revolutionary Kisan Drones. The success of Garuda Aerospace in the Drone Yatra initiative throughout various states has earned the company an outpouring of popularity and acclaim, resulting in its expansion into the state of Goa. The Directorate of Agriculture, Government of Goa has invited the company to collaborate with the Department of Agriculture in conducting the initiative in order to raise awareness and promote the adoption of drone technology in agriculture. This collaboration demonstrates a shared commitment to leveraging innovative technology to improve agricultural practices in the state.

Last year, Union Minister Anurag Thakur flagged off the Drone Yatra 2.0, with a goal of covering 755 districts across India. The initiative seeks to demonstrate the efficacy of drones in agricultural applications and showcase the many benefits they bring to farmers throughout the country.

The Drone Yatra in Goa is designed to provide farmers with knowledge about the latest advancements in precision agriculture. Through use of the Kisan Drone, farmers are now able to utilize Nano Urea spraying in order to optimize resources, lessen environmental impact, and increase their yield and income. The drone Yatra will be conducted in 100 villages throughout a one month period.

“We are delighted to conduct the Drone Yatra in the state of Goa,” said Garuda Aerospace Founder and CEO Agnishwar Jayaprakash. “Our mission is to empower farmers with cutting-edge technology that will drive sustainable agricultural practices and boost productivity by enhancing the lives of the farmers. Advanced drone technology will play a crucial role in conserving resources, optimizing land use and contributing to a more sustainable future for India’s agricultural sector. Recently Garuda Aerospace has secured an order of 400 Agri Kisan Drones from Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) and the company’s order book currently tallies to 10,000 drones for this year.”

“Garuda Aerospace’s Drone Yatra in Goa promises to be an educational and inspirational event, offering farmers invaluable insights into the limitless possibilities that drones can unlock for their agricultural operations,” added Garuda Aerospace VP of Agriculture and Government Affairs Shri. Ramkumar.

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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.