The Ministry Of Agriculture Will Use Drones To Support PMFBY

23 February 2021 Current Affairs:According to the regulations of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the Ministry of Agriculture is allowed to use drones for remote sensing data collection.

♦ The Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation have granted conditional permits to use Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS).
♦ The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare (MoAFW) will use RPAS to collect remote sensing data in agricultural areas in 100 districts.
♦ It will be used in production estimates at the gram Panchayat level.
♦ This conditional exemption will be valid for one year from the date of publication, or until the Digital Sky Platform is put into operation.
♦ The use of drones still requires permission from the local government.

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