J&K Admn launches drone tech for agri activities
STATE TIMES NEWS
Kathua/Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday kick-started the use of drones for spraying insecticide and other agricultural activities.
Drones were launched in Kathua district under ‘One village one drone’ initiative for spraying insecticides to protect maize crops from fall armyworm.
Trials were carried out for using drones in agriculture related activities at Balan Pain village in Hiranaga belt of Kathua, officials said.
Kathua Deputy Commissioner Rahul Pandey accompanied by Block Development Committee Chairman Brijeshwar Singh kick-started the trial in the presence of local farmers.
The maiden trial carried out by a specialised team through agriculture department included spraying of insecticide and nano urea in maize fields through drones, they said.
According to Pandey, the purpose of introducing drone technology in agriculture sector is to minimise the woes of farming community in carrying out the agro-activities.
“Some farming tasks that require hundreds of workers in traditional techniques can be accomplished by a single drone in a matter of hours”, Pandey said.
Block development committee chairperson Brijeshwer Singh said the technological intervention in agriculture will help farmers save their hardwork and time.