Published on: February 22, 2022

KISAN DRONES

KISAN DRONES

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Recently, Prime Minister flagged off 100 kisan drones in different cities and towns of India, in order to help farmers in spraying pesticides in their farms

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WHAT IS DRONE

Layman terminology for Unmanned Aircraft (UA)

Three subsets – Remotely Piloted Aircraft, Autonomous Aircraft and Model Aircraft

Five categories based on their weight (existing rules)-

  • Nano : Less than or equal to 250 grams.
  • Micro : From 250 grams to 2kg.
  • Small : From 2 kg to 25kg.
  • Medium : From 25kg to 150kg.
  • Large : Greater than 150kg.

DRONE SHAKTI SCHEME

  • Announced in Union Budget 2022
  • Pushed for promoting drones by means of start-ups and skilling at Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)
  • Start-ups will be promoted in a bid to facilitate ‘Drone Shakti’ for Drone-As-A-Service (DrAAS)

Courses for skilling will also be started in some selected ITIs across the States