Indian drone company Garuda Aerospace has announced that it has become the 31st Remote Pilot Training Organisation (RPTO) in India as it receives necessary approvals from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
According to a press release from Garuda Aerospace, having received due approvals from DGCA, it now aims to train and skill one lakh youth across 755 districts for the correct use of drones for agricultural purposes.
Notably, Garuda Aerospace was a recipient of the maiden drone loan by Agri Infra Fund for Made in India Kisan Drones; the loan aids farmers purchase drones.
Additionally, in order to keep up with the rising demand for agri drones, Garuda Aerospace aims to manufacture at least one lakh Kisan Drones by 2024, thus creating employment for Indian youth.
The Agri Kisan Drone will help in increasing food crop productivity, reduce crop loss, reduce farmer exposure to harmful chemicals while being capable of arranging services like precision spray of pesticides, fertilizers, crop health monitoring, surveillance, industrial inspection, yield measurement and crop loss mitigation and are fitted with sensors, cameras and sprayers among others, the release added.
Agnishwar Jayaprakash, CEO and Founder, Garuda Aerospace, said, “With this approval, we are certain that we will be able to utilise our skillset and help the sector grow significantly.”