Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated India’s first virtual e-learning platform for drone skills and training at the Chennai manufacturing facility of Indian drone-based startup Garuda Aerospace. It aims at the empowerment and mobilisation of Indian farmers across the nation using Agri-drone.
He also opened the first of 1000 Drone Centers of Excellence planned at Garuda Aerospace’s manufacturing division in Chennai and Garuda Aerospace’s Drone Yatra called “Operation 777”. According to an official publication, Yatra drones are designed to help farmers learn about the technology and better understand crop cultivation.
Garuda Aerospace is a Chennai-based drone technology start-up whose Kisan drone, equipped with sensors, cameras and atomizers, can increase food crop productivity, reduce crop losses and help farmers reduce harmful chemicals and helps reduce exposure to substances.