09 January 2023, New Delhi: Garuda Aerospace signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rallis India Limited for pilot demonstrations and spraying of pesticides on fields through drones in the state of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Rallis will also supply pesticides and crop nutrients to Garuda Aerospace.
Garuda Aerospace and Rallis India Limited are coming together to work for the betterment of the farmers by leveraging technology in their agricultural operations. Rallis India, with a mission of “Serving Farmers through Science” is known for its farmer engagement and as a reliable supplier of quality agrochemicals, crop nutrients, and seeds.
The drone pilots will conduct demonstrations on approximately 1000 acres of land on crops such as Paddy, Onion, Bengal Gram, Wheat, and Vegetables. This drone-based solution will also enable businesses to achieve their sustainability goals by helping drive the efficient use of resources.
Speaking on the collaboration, Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO, of Garuda Aerospace said “As we embark into a new year and a new journey, Garuda Aerospace is extremely excited to collaborate with Rallis India Limited. The partnership will demonstrate end-to-end drone service solutions to farmers and the channel partners.”
Talking about the collaboration, Mr. S Nagarajan, Chief Operating Officer, Rallis India said “With the technology revolution upon us, we are moving towards a tech-adapted environment rapidly. At Rallis India, we have initiated trials and experiments of our product approvals for label expansion for drone spray. It would be an emerging segment for the industry and we plan to emerge fast in this segment. This is being done in collaboration with service providers for drone application in the crop protection and crop nutrition sectors.”
Garuda Aerospace has a fleet of 400 drones and a well-trained team of over 500 pilots in 26 locations across the country while Rallis India holds a strong distribution network for crop care and seeds. The Crop care range reaches farmers through a network of 4,000 dealers and 60,000 retailers while seeds are sold through 2,500 dealers and 40,000 retailers, covering 80% of all the districts of India and has customers in over 58 countries.
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