10 May 2023, Kerala
Garuda Aerospace, a leading provider of advanced drone solutions, successfully distributed kisan drones at an event on May 9th at the Mananthanvady Valliyurkavu Ground in Kerala, where Mr P. Prasad, Honourable State Minister of Agriculture, and Shri O.R. Kelu, Honourable MLA of Mananthavadi distributed 7 DGCA approved Garuda Kisan Drones to farmers. The distribution of these drones was made possible under the SMAM (Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization) scheme, with the issuance of a 100% approved sanctioned letter.
Kisan Drones launch
The event witnessed an enthusiastic gathering of farmers, agricultural experts, government officials, and industry leaders who were eager to witness the transformative potential of these kisan drones in revolutionizing the farming landscape. Mr P. Prasad and Shri O.R. Kelu, in their speeches, emphasized the significance of technological advancements in agriculture and praised Garuda Aerospace for its commitment to supporting the farming community. The kisan drones are equipped with advanced features such as high-resolution cameras, multispectral sensors, and real-time data analysis capabilities, enabling farmers to make informed decisions and optimize their crop yields effectively.
Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO of Garuda Aerospace said, “Garuda Aerospace’s Agri Kisan Drones mark a significant milestone in our mission to empower farmers with innovative solutions. Through the integration of cutting-edge technology and precision agriculture, we aim to revolutionize farming practices and enhance productivity. We are proud to partner with the government in bringing these advanced drone solutions to farmers in Mananthavadi under the SMAM scheme.“
” Drones were used for events and in photography for weddings, but are now used for agriculture purposes. I want to see drones in every household of farmers. Garuda Aerospace’s Agri Kisan Drones marks a significant milestone in our mission to empower farmers with innovative solutions. These kisan drones have the potential to revolutionise agricultural practices by enabling precise crop monitoring, targeted pesticide application, and efficient water management. Under the SMAM scheme, we are proud to provide farmers in Mananthavadi with access to this state-of-the-art technology.” said Mr P. Prasad, State Agriculture Minister.
Mr P. Prasad and Shri O.R. Kelu, accompanied by representatives from Garuda Aerospace, personally handed over the drones to the farmers. The recipients expressed their gratitude towards the government and Garuda Aerospace for their efforts in promoting agricultural modernization and improving farmers’ livelihoods and contributing to the sustainable development of the agricultural sector in Kerala and beyond.