The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday kick-commenced the use of drones for spraying insecticide and other agricultural pursuits. Drones had been released in the Kathua district beneath the ‘One village one particular drone’ initiative for spraying insecticides to secure maize crops from slide armyworm.
Trials were carried out for using drones in agriculture-related functions at Balan Soreness village in the Hiranaga belt of Kathua, officers mentioned. Kathura deputy commissioner Rahul Pandey accompanied by block progress committee chairman Brijeshwar Singh kick-started off the trial in the existence of community farmers.
The maiden trial carried out by a specialized group via the agriculture department bundled spraying of insecticide and nano urea in maize fields by drones, they said. According to Pandey, the purpose of introducing drone technological innovation in the agriculture sector is to reduce the woes of the farming local community in carrying out agri-actions.
“Some farming tasks that demand hundreds of workers in standard approaches can be accomplished by a solitary drone in a issue of hrs”, Pandey mentioned. Block progress committee chairperson Brijeshwer Singh reported the technological intervention in agriculture will help farmers save their difficult operate and time.