September 19, 2023

Agricultural universities to set up a team of scientists to develop protocols for using drones

Use of drones in agriculture

Karnataka Agriculture Minister BC Patil has asked agricultural universities to come up with an action plan to form a team of scientists to help develop appropriate technology for the use of drones in agriculture . He gives orders while chairing a high-level committee meeting in Bengaluru to discuss measures to increase farmers’ incomes.

According to an official statement, the group has decided to focus on secondary farming to help farmers double their income. The meeting asked officials to place secondary agricultural innovations created by all universities on a single platform so that farmers can easily access them.

He was also determined to introduce all farmer-friendly farming technologies created by various colleges that could help double income through software to successfully reach farmers.

The Krishi Pandit laureates who attended the meeting discussed their views and experiences in secondary farming.

Certificate course on the use of drones

Apart from this, Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Hyderabad is also planning to deliver a certificate course on the use of drones in agriculture, seeing employment and work potential independent for young people as well as helping farmers. This certificate program will be given in collaboration with a company specializing in aviation.

All about secondary agriculture

Secondary agriculture is defined as “the set of practices and processes that add value to primary agricultural products through the use of efficient technology, market intelligence and customer demand”. It should be emphasized that value addition in agriculture refers to the act of enhancing the agricultural economic value of products and consumer appeal. It’s basically a different manufacturing and marketing approach.

Due to its huge untapped potential, the secondary sector is considered a flagship sector for the Indian economy. The main driver for the development of secondary agriculture has been consumer demand for value-added items in local and overseas markets.