Training and Demonstration Programme on Agriculture Drone held at Krishi Vigyan Kendra South Sikkim
Namchi, 25th January: Krishi Vigyan Kendra Namthang conducted a day long training and demonstration programme on Agriculture Drones under Drone Technology Demonstration for the first time in Sikkim wherein farmers, field functionaries of Agriculture and Horticulture department, scientific and technical staff of KVK participated in the programme. The resource persons from AMTRON Drone School, Guwahati provided training through ppt mode on benefits of use of drone in agriculture as well as live demonstration on the handling of the Kisan Drone. The drone technology is an advanced agriculture technology which is still in a nascent stage and this emerging technology can help reduce time and increase the efficiencies of the farmers which ultimately will increase efficiency in agricultural production.
An agricultural drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle used in agriculture operations, mostly in yield optimization and in monitoring crop growth crop protection and crop production. Agricultural drones provide information on crop growth stages, crop health, and soil variations.
(Press Release from KVK, Namthang)