Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stated that the government will draft policies based on the emerging drone market in the country. A special drive is aimed to assist farmers across India. PM Modi flagged off 100 Kisan drones in different cities and towns of India to spray pesticides in farms.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said, “This is a new chapter in the direction of modern agricultural facilities of the 21st century. I am confident that this beginning will not only prove to be a milestone in the development of the drone sector, but will also open the sky to unlimited possibilities”.
“A new ecosystem of the drone market is developing in India. More than 100 drone start-ups are currently working in the country and soon their numbers will increase to thousands , creating huge job opportunities. India is poised to witness the emergence of the new leadership in drones and I assure you that the government will draft policies to ensure no bottlenecks for the entrepreneurs.” the Prime Minister said, in his virtual address to a group of farmers gathered at Manesar from where the “Drone Kisan Yatra” was flagged off.
During the Budget 2022-23, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the center will foster Kisan Drones, chemical-free natural farming, public-private partnerships for the delivery of digital and High-Tech services to farmers across the country.