Mechanization and Technology

Bayer crop science, TAFE, Mahindra & Mahindra granted drone use permission

18 August 2021, New Delhi: Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption from Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021 to 10 organizations.

Three organizations from agriculture industry which have been granted permission are Bayer Crop Science, TAFE, Mahindra & Mahindra.

S.No.Entity NamePurpose
1Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, ChennaiFor conducting drone based aerial spraying to assess crop health & prevent crop disease
2Mahindra & Mahindra, Mumbai, MaharashtraFor conducting drone based agricultural trials & precision spraying on paddy & hot pepper crop in the state of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh respectively
3Bayer Crop Science, Mumbai, MaharashtraFor conducting drone based agricultural research activities & agricultural spraying

These exemptions are valid for a period of one year from the date of approval or until further orders, whichever is earlier and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the SOP issued by DGCA.