Sub-Mission On Agricultural Mechanization – Drone Technology

Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (Drone Tech), 2021 launch, ₹1050 crore fund, empowers farmers with machinery, including drones.

Scheme Overview

Government provides 100% cost for drone purchase by institutes, Rs. 10 lakhs maximum.


(Farmer Producer Organizations) FPOs get 75% assistance for drone demos.

Implementing agencies receive contingency funds.

Custom Hiring Centers offer drones on rental basis.

Financial aid for agriculture graduates setting up centers.

Farmers subsidized for drone purchase based on category.


To promote the adoption of drone technology in agriculture.

To give financial assistance to farmers for procuring farm machinery and implements.

Creating hubs for hi-value and hi-tech value farm equipment.

To provide both on-field and off-field training and demonstrations for boosting farm mechanization.


Scheme offers financial aid for drone and machinery purchase, along with training. Drone use boosts efficiency, accuracy, cuts costs, and enhances yields, benefiting farmers and the environment.


Many farmers are not aware of the benefits of using modern equipment and techniques in agriculture and they are still dependent on manual labor and are resistant to change.

How to Apply:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Digital Platform for Farm Mechanization and Technology i.e.

Step 2: On the Homepage, Click on the ‘Direct Benefit Transfer in Agriculture Mechanization’ option

Step 3: After choosing that, click on the Registration button from the dashboard.

Step 4: Select farmers from the drop-down menu of Registration

Step 5: Enter your State and Aadhar number and register yourself as farmer

Step 6: Complete all fields accurately, then click 'Submit' to finish.

Drone tech in agriculture offers significant benefits, yet challenges remain. Addressing limitations is crucial for maximizing its potential.


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