The Prime minister Narendra Modi flagged off 100 Kisan drones in different cities and towns of India to spray pesticides in farms across India.
- He virtually addressed to a group of farmers gathered at Manesar from where the “Drone Kisan Yatra” was flagged off.
- Kisan Drones will be used to boost the agricultural sector in the country. The use of Kisan Drones will be promoted for crop assessment, digitization of land records and spraying of insecticides and nutrients.
- This step was taken as the government aims to promote chemical-free national farming.
- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in her Budget 2022 speech that “Chemical-free Natural farming will be promoted throughout the country, with focus on farmers’ lands in 5-kilometre-wide corridors along the river Ganga in the first stage”.