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Govt to use drones for farming in 120 RBK range of Vizianagaram district

Govt to use drones for farming in 120 RBK range of Vizianagaram district


Andhra Pradesh government will use drones in 120 RBK farms for farming in Vizianagaram district.

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oi-Neeraj Kumar Yadav

Published: Monday, January 23, 2023, 18:29 [IST]

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If all goes according to plan, drones will soon be flying over farms in undivided Vizianagaram district to ease labor shortage. The government has identified 120 Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs) in the first phase for spraying pesticides and fertilizers as part of farm mechanization. The state government had identified 2,000 Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs) for this purpose.

Spraying from drones will reduce the cost of the exercise. Not only this, apart from water, time and energy, 25% to 30% pesticides will also be saved. As part of the programme, the agriculture department is forming Rythu clusters. The district authorities have already formed eight farmer groups out of 39 identified in Parvathipuram Manyam district and 25 out of 81 identified in Vizianagaram district.

K Trinadha Swamy, in-charge of Vizianagaram district agriculture department, said each mandal would get three drones and each from a group of selected farmers would get 21 days of training to operate the drones. The selected person should be Intermediate pass out and should possess passport as per DGCA norms. He said that they would attend the training at Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University.

Appala Swamy, joint director of the agriculture department in Visakhapatnam, told TOI. “Officials in Visakhapatnam demonstrated drone spraying to attract farmers and create awareness in Maddi village of Padmanabham mandal.” He said that there will be no health problem for the farmers or sprayers who are still doing manual spraying. The officials are now forming Rythu teams.

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Govt to use drones for farming in 120 RBK range of Vizianagaram district

Story first published: Monday, January 23, 2023, 18:29 [IST]

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