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Garuda Aerospace First Indian Company to Receive Agri-Drone Subsidy

Published on April 15, 2023
Current Context: Made in India drone startup, Chennai-based Garuda Aerospace has become the first company in the country to receive subsidy for making Agri-drones.
Garuda Aerospace First Indian Company to Receive Agri-Drone Subsidy
  • Eight farmers in Pune received Garuda Kisan drones through a program, which had drone distributors from all over Maharashtra present at the event.
  • During the event, Vishnu Salve, the Director of the Maharashtra State Agriculture Department, congratulated Garuda Aerospace for becoming the first drone company to receive the Agri Drone Subsidy for those eight farmers.
  • He also commended their efforts to improve crop yields, reduce losses, and promote sustainable agricultural practices that have positively impacted the entire farming community.
  • The subsidy is part of several initiatives launched by the Government of India to support the growth of the country's drone industry.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare amended the criteria of the Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization to include a grant of up to 100% of the cost of agricultural drones.
  • The Garuda Kisan drone, which has been approved by the DGCA, enables farmers to monitor the health of their crops and identify areas that require fertilization or irrigation. Additionally, it can be used to spray pesticides and fertilizers, reducing the need for manual labour and improving overall efficiency.


Q.1 Which is the India’s First Indian Company To Receive Agri-Drone Subsidy?
a. Garuda Aerospace
b. General Aeronautics
c. Prime UAV
d. Sky craft Aerospace

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