India been A agriculture based economy since times unknown . The core sector that won title of Golden Bird for India , since time unknown .
Currently it provides employment to 58% of country’s population in direct or indirect way and a whooping 18% of GDP is been shared by agriculture directly and approx. 11% of GDP is based of agriculture based industries . Making it largest stakeholder in Indian Economy with approx. 29% of GDP stake in its portfolio
Agriculture been a major source of income in rural area. With a huge population of 130 CR or 1.3 Billion people , agriculture becomes more important than anything else to feed huge population. Alike other sector agriculture sector is showing a growth of 2.1% annually and a gross turnover of about 245 Billion $ .
Regardless of all these facts Indian Agriculture needs a major makeover , much bigger that what has been witness in late 80’s , commonly called as Green revolution. India’s ever-growing population , limited land resources, decrease in Soil fertility , Erosion due to natural and man made activities etc. , to over come this , we need to introduce some major changes in our practice that can not only enhance productivity, but gives us a cutting edge capabilities to manage use of resources like water irrigation, use of pesticides , use of fertilizers , increase farmer income or ROI on agriculture activities
Recently Indian Gov. in its Union budget announces special benefits for uses of drone in agriculture and name it as Kisan drones .
The prime target of Indian government is make agriculture drone available to farmer with features that can help farmer generate better ROI from Agri and related activities.
Drones represent the major technological shift in 21st century. Earlier drones are used only a flying camera with some sort of remote control technology that can capture beautiful pictures from a different angle or either drones are used on tactical and military purpose that can do some kind of surveillance or even attack in some cases
But now the drones are evolved to solve modern day problem in a modern way Drones are now capable to firefight in high rise building , Law enforcement , agriculture activities, surveillance, works as a flying Internet router , fishing , and many more
Definitely drones are going to change the world. but there are two fields that are expected to make a major change by introduction of drones these are Military (tactical use) and agriculture drones
Let talk about agriculture drones now
Agriculture is expected to be biggest beneficiary in world by drone technology
Drone assisted farming will be a reality in future . Let check benefits of using Drones in agriculture
Undoubtedly Drone are going to introduce revolution in Indian agriculture and will benefit largest sector of Indian economy and positively effect 50 % of India’s population , but still we are miles to go before we sleep. Public and Private sector in India need to make sure we overcome the hurdles that are waiting for us , we need to train the farmer to use it , Make it multilingual to over come language barrier , relaxing drone license process , subsidy on buying a agriculture drone and its spare parts