Hi-tech drones to be available for KVKs and farm units from January, 2023
Tezpur, Sept 13: In a bid to keep the agricultural sector more updated, the Agricultural department supported by the district administration of Sonitpur district launched a hi-tech facility of manuring in crop field called ‘Nano Urea’ project in Pakhiajhar area under Bindukuri Panchayat near here on Tuesday. The first of it’s kind in the State, introduced in Sonitpur district, the project was formally launched on Tuesday afternoon by DC, Sonitpur, Deba Kumar Misra at a brief function.
The programme held under the initiative of Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART), Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) and BCCS and in collaboration with Sonitpur District Agricultural Department, ICCOA and ‘Bindukuri Mojia Agricultural Producer Unit’ was attended by director, North East Farm Machinery Training Center Dr. P P Rao, District Development commissioner, Utpal Bora, deputy director, IFFCO, Dev Pal, Food Processing director of Beyer Company, Nandini Mandal, District Agricultural officer, Pankaj Saikia among others.
Use of the ‘Nano Urea’ in crop fields through the help of Drone exhibited as an experiment in the area was followed by a training programme also among the local farmers.
It needs mention here that when sprayed with the help of Drone within six to eight minutes over 3 bighas of crop-field can be covered easily entering on leaves through stomata and other openings and is assimilated by the plant cells.
Speaking on the occasion, director, North East Farm Machinery Training Center Dr. P P Rao said that for the use mechanism in the crop field the hi-tech drone would be available from January 2023 and the KVKs would get it free of cost while the farm units would get the chance of purchasing the system at 80 percent discount.