29 Nov 2023

Central scheme to provide drones to women SHGs will benefit farmers, know how


New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Central Sector Scheme for providing Drones to the Women Self Help Groups (SHGs), with an outlay of Rs. 1261 Crore for the period from 2024-25 to 2025-26.

The scheme aims to provide drones to 15,000 selected Women SHGs during the period 2023-24 to 2025-2026 for providing rental services to farmers for agriculture purpose. Thus farmers will also benefit as they would be able to use drones for agricultural purposes by taking them on rent. 


Agri-drones can be used to spray chemicals as they have reservoirs, which can be filled with fertilizers and pesticides for spraying on crops in very little time, as compared to traditional methods. Thus, drone technology can usher in a new era for precision agriculture. Drones will be necessary for farmers to cover their land in a way that uses less time and effort.

The scheme seeks to empower women Self Help Groups (SHGs) and bringing new technologies through drone services in agriculture sector.

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