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Kisan Drone Yojana – How Can Farmers Benefit From Chemical-free Farming In India?

The Kisan Drone Yojana by Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims at promoting modern farming all across India. The objective of the scheme is to help the farmers using drones to reduce labour and timings in spraying and related works. It also aims to increase the farmer’s income by 2022. The has already flagged off 100 Kisan drones and shares his plan of encouraging drone start-ups in the country. Government will provider assistance to the farmers to make the most of this scheme.  

Kisan Drone Yojana – An Overview

Scheme Name – Kisan Drone Yojana

Scheme Modification Date – Revised guidelines issued on January 2022

Scheme Fund Allocated – Rs. 200 crores

Type of Government Scheme – Central Government

Helpline Nos – 011-23381092. 

Features of the Kisan Drone Yojana

Sl. Nos  Details about the Kisan Drone Yojana   
1 Who is manufacturing the drones?   Garuda Aerospace, a home-grown start-up based in Chennai.  
2 What is the drone capacity?   A high capacity of 05 to 10kg  
3 How much time will it take?   It will take 15 minutes to spray pesticide in a one-acre land.  
4 What is the subsidy for a farmer group or organization?   Up to 75% of the overall price.  
5 How much will be covered when the farmer buys it for personal pose?   The grant will be close to 40% to 50%.  
6 What is the grant given to small, marginal farmers and women?   About Rs.50,000.  
7 Where will the drones be available?   At the Krishi Vigyan Kendras. 


What are the benefits of Kisan Drone Yojana?

The benefits of the scheme are: 

  • It can help to promote digitizing land records, crop assessment, spraying nutrients and pesticides using drones.  
  • The farmers will get a grant for buying drone to complete agricultural work.  
  • It allows farmers to manage pests to a huge extent by using drones. That saves their effort and time, which they can use elsewhere to increase their earning.  
  • It allows farmers to easily spray nutrients, urea and insecticides in a acre of land, within 10 to 15 minutes.

What are the drawbacks?

So far, there is no remarkable sign by the government to act on the initial promise to increase the income of the farmers by 2022. Spraying fertilizers and pesticides can help in the production, however, it’s mostly the industries that will benefit from it.  

How to apply for the Kisan Drone Yojana?

The way to apply for this scheme, is to apply for any other modern machine for agriculture.  

Step 1 – Visit https://agrimachinery.nic.in/Farmer/SHGGroups/Registration. 

Step 2 – Move to the registration section.  

Step 3 – Out of the three options, choose Farmer.  

Step 4 – Fill the details carefully and submit.  

What are the documents required?

  • Aadhaar Card 
  • Right to land (ROR) to record for adding details of the land 
  • The farmer’s passport size photo  
  • First page photo copy of the bank pass book  
  • A copy of any id proof  
  • Copy of Certificate of Caste category in the case of SC / ST / OBC.


The Kisan Drone Yojana will offer training to the farmers to fly the drones. The training sessions will take place in Agricultural Colleges and Krishi Vigyan Kendras. There is no need for farmers to pay any fee for this training. However, the drones need to get used with permission in places that have mobile towers and high-tension lines.  

Note: The information contained herein is for informational purposes only. Nothing herein shall be construed to be financial or legal advice. Pesticides are a considerable risk of loss in crops and viewers are advised to do their own research before making any decisions.

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