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Agriculture Ministry releases crop-specific SOPs for use of pesticides with drones

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20 April 2023, New Delhi: Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar today released Crop Specific “Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the Application of Pesticides with Drones” in the public domain for the guidance of farmers and other stakeholders.

Mr. Tomar said that agriculture is our priority, so whether it is research or initiating schemes, the priority of the government is to promote agriculture and improve the financial condition of the farmers. Today there are many challenges in the Agriculture sector. To retain the farmers, attract the new generation, and increase the remuneration of the farmers by reducing the cost of production. For this, technical support in the agriculture sector is very important, the government is making continuous efforts in this direction.

Union Minister Mr. Tomar said that there are possibilities of new challenges in the agriculture sector, therefore, along with a change in strategy from time to time, a change in methodology is necessary. Talking about the agriculture sector, without the support of technology, we will not be able to achieve our goals in the future, so efforts are being made to link the schemes with technology.

He said that whenever we undertake any new scheme, we must keep in mind that its benefits reach the last person. This is the reason why when the scheme of drones was being made, farmers and graduates were also included in it so that the use of drones could be made accessible to small farmers. A plan should be made for the benefits of drones to reach the common man.

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