Stakeholders’ collaboration essential for sensor based use of drone in agriculture
New Delhi, May 21 (KNN) Shomita Biswas, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has urged the stakeholders to jointly collaborate and work towards sensor-based use of drone application in agriculture sector.
As the technology advances in India, the eco-system is now in place, and it is up to the industry and startups to leverage this eco-system, she added.
Addressing the day-2 of 2nd edition International Summit ‘Artificial Intelligence & Digital Applications in Agriculture’, organized by FICCI, Biswas said, “Once the sensor-based applications of drones start then we might not require huge data generation”
Currently, we don’t have sensor based targeted approach of application of pesticides on nutrients through drones, she said.
Biswas further stated that in terms of mechanization, India is 40 percent mechanized country, but we now need some parameters by which we can also assess our technological progress as well including use of drones, AI, IoT, etc.
She also urged various universities and institutes working on judicious use of pesticides through drones to share the data and research findings with all stakeholders.
Biswas stated that the startups should work on solutions at lower cost for the farmers along with providing good after sales service.