Raipur, 28 July 2022
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the Chhattisgarh government is embracing technological-driven farming, which has opened the doors of opportunities for new possibilities in the field of agricultural development. Today, he launched the ‘Complete Agriculture Drone Solution’ in a program organised on the occasion of ‘Hareli Tihar’ in Karsa village of Patan block in Durg district.
The medicine can be sprayed within half an hour on 4 acres of fields using agriculture drones. The amount of medicine that is needed can also be determined through the machine. Usually, a farmer takes 3 hours for spray medicine on 1 acre of land. There is also a problem of availability of labour for spraying in rural areas. Using this method, the farmers can save time and can also increase their income. Agri Ambulance will provide the facility of Agriculture Lab which will be able to do site testing.
The people associated with the project told him that drone technology would add many facilities for the development of farming. It is noteworthy that the project will work on the PPP model. Only one machine can be used for 20 villages and this can be used by any working group. Only the youth of the group will be trained to operate the drone. He praised this innovation and said that with the techniques of farming that we have learned from our ancestors and adding modern techniques to it, we can reach new heights in farming. He instructed them to continue such innovations to promote technology-driven farming. Agri Ambulance will also work to provide organic manure. The Chief Minister said that the members of the group would become technically proficient and they can use the remaining time for livelihood activities other than farming. He also interacted with Kanchan Srivastava, Harshit Hundit, and Vinay Srivastava associated with the project. Advisor to Chief Minister Pradeep Sharma was also present on the occasion.